Gingerbread in a mug

Head on over to Gwen's nest for more Trim Healthy recipes. :-D
Head on over to Gwen’s Nest for more Trim Healthy recipes. 😀

It all started with Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett.

We borrowed it from the library, which lead us to a fun sensory experience.

And since there’s a recipe in the book for Gingerbread cookies, we ended up making Gluten Free Ginger Molasses Cookies for our church potluck.

Needless to say, even though the cookies are gluten free, they are a Trim Healthy Mama no-no. Big time fat & carb collision!

That got me to thinking that I could easily make a gingerbread muffin in a mug, right? But before I ventured out on my own I decided to check the THM “In a Mug” Variations Pinterest Board.

Sure enough! Michele from Just Right Porridge shared a wonderful recipe. I haven’t tried her version because I wanted to tweak it a bit, but it looks amazing!

I wanted to play with a version that would use my "Muffin Mix" that I keep on hand.
I wanted to play with a version that would use my “Muffin Mix” that I keep on hand.

I’m learning that I need to keep these on hand for those times when I am tempted to start eating junk. They are a simple base of the dry ingredients, then I add the liquid ingredients, egg, or other spices I need when I want to make one. Since Gingerbread is my currently my favorite, I have the spices in the little portion cups.

In each “Muffin Mix” container I have…

1 1/2 TB Almond Meal
2 TB Flax Seed Meal (I buy Golden Flax Seeds & grind them in a Coffee Grinder)
1/2 TB of Stevia Plus Fiber
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt

Here are the rest of the ingredients for the Gingerbread…

1 TB butter, melted
1/2 tsp molasses
1 TB hot tap water
1 egg, beaten

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves

When it comes time to make the muffin, I melt 1 TB of butter or coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Oops, maybe I should call it muffin in a bowl?
Mix in the molasses & hot water. Stir well to combine. Add in the egg & mix really well.

Add dry ingredients plus spices & beat the tar out of it.

Microwave for 45-60 seconds depending on your microwave & what type of container you use. Since I use a flat bowl it only takes about 50 seconds.

And you should end up with something that looks like this.
And you should end up with something that looks like this.

It’s the perfect sized snack for you or to split if you toddler notices that you made one & asks for one too. 🙂

On another note, I’m happy to say that I reached my first weight loss goal. I realized that I kept focusing on my ideal weight instead of making baby steps. So I decided to set smaller goals. Looks like I need to set another one!

Thanks for stopping by,
Antoinette

For more delicious, healthy  recipes, check out my Wildtree Website.
For more delicious, healthy recipes, check out my Wildtree Website.
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