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Monday, April 16, 2012

Guest Post: MiniChick's Bread Pudding

I'm on Spring Break this week with the family, but I asked my BFC blogging buddy MiniChick to guest with one of my favorite variations of the Minute Muffin. Please take a minute to check out her lovely blog, she is also grain-free and gluten-free.
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Oh my gosh, this is soooo good!!! The credit goes entirely to my sister. I told her about these muffins, and the next time I talked with her she told me that she made it this way and how good it was. What a great idea! 

Make the muffin as usual (I made the cinnamon version), but cook it in a bowl instead of a coffee cup. After you take it out of the microwave, pour 1/2 C. coconut milk (or almond milk) over the top of it. Let it sit a minute or two so it can seep down throughout the entire muffin. In the second picture you can see how the milk has seeped through to the bottom of the bowl. The muffin does not become mushy; it maintains it's shape and texture, it's just milky goodness moist. :) I took a scoop out of it so you could see what I mean.

 I was very surprised at how much the muffin was able to expand in the bowl; it almost completely filled the bowl! It was twice the size of the coffee cup version, and so much fluffier because of that. Whether I make a bread pudding out of it, or not, I'm making my muffin in a bowl from now on. If yours doesn't seem to get as fluffy try using 1/8 tsp. of baking soda, 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice instead of the baking powder. I haven't been using baking powder because it has cornstarch in it; maybe the baking soda and lemon juice creates more rising power. It's worth a try.

 Also, I wanted to let you know that I'm continuing to add ideas for variations of the coconut muffin in the comment section of that post. So, check there periodically to see what new ideas are there, and to add your own ongoing ideas for this wonderfully versatile muffin. 

19 comments:

  1. Well I just had a flaxseed muffin this morning and I know I saw you her post about this before - I will try that tomorrow. :-)

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation--I'll give it a try. And yes, check out Minichick's blog-she's always 'up' to something!

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  3. YUM ~ Having this tomorrow!!!

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  4. This looks amazing! Where can I find the original cinnamon version minute muffin? Please email me if you don't mind - tracitrent@yahoo.com Thank you! :)

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  5. I made one this morning and it was great. It seemed to be bigger than what I get in a mug. I used half flaxseed meal & half almond meal, little cinnamon & unsweetened cocoa, plus chopped walnuts. Anyway, I poured heavy cream on top and found this very satisfying. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. Hi Amber! I'm fairly new to BFC and have a question about counting carb portions that I hope you can answer for me. If I have a tortilla that has 6 carbs and then deli meat that has 5 carbs, would I combine these and count them as 1 carb serving since the total is less than 20 or would I count them separately as 1 serving each since they are 2 different food items? Thanks!

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  7. @ Angie- Welcome to BFC! You would combine them to equal 11 carbs which equals 1 serving. I would look for deli meat that has 0-1 carb, 5 seems high, is there sugar in it?

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    1. Thanks so much for the reply Robin! Do I then just keep adding on to the 11 for the rest of the day or do I start over at each meal? I've been doing this wrong so now I'm totally confused. :)

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    2. Angie- Let's see if I can make sense of this; you are allowed 5/2, that's 5 grams of sugar & 2 carb serving per meal. Which totals a 15/6 per day. The reason for this is to not elevate your insulin levels, to keep you balanced. So even though 6 carb servings comes to about 120 carbs, you wouldn't want to eat them all in one sitting(meal). Same goes for the sugar. This cause's an imbalance and your body will hold on to the fat.
      Count your sugar/carbs for each meal.
      Sure hope this helps! Still, check out your deli meat, there's plenty out there that's a zero.

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  8. I've been making my muffins in a bowl and if you use the golden flax seeds, it tastes more like a pancake. Mini choc chips help too ;)

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  9. You have some great recipes on this blog. I was recently hooked on making homemade peanut butter. So much healthier and so much tastier than even the "Natural" peanut butter you buy in stores. I recently made some homemade peanut butter cookies using homemade peanut butter, some whole wheat flower, dried oats, and a small bit of brown sugar.

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  10. I use Hains baking powder--it's made with potato starch instead of cornstarch.

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  11. hi who is minichicks??

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  12. Just found your website through Pinterest. I am starting the BFC diet today and was looking at your recipes.....thanks, they all look delicious and can’t wait to try the sauces you used with your taco bar. I did try to visit MiniChick’s website to check our the recipe for her “bread pudding” muffin but found out it was invite only. How do I get into the blog? I went to it through your “here” button. THanks

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    1. It's just the minute muffin microwaved in a bowl instead of a cup, and then you pour coconut milk or almond milk over the top of it after you take it out of the microwave.

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    2. Yep, Minichick has set her blog to private :(

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  13. Regarding the muffin recipe above, I was unable to access the blog with the original recipe, denied access to invitation only so when you said make it "as usual" I am not sure wht that is. Looks delish

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  14. Amber has a muffin recipe under her recipe tab. If you want to sub coconut flour for the flax meal, you'll only use 1 Tbs. of coconut flour because it is more absorbant than flax meal.

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  15. I just had this bread pudding recipe and it's great! Thank you. Also I tried to use your link to MiniChic's blog but it's by invitation only?

    Thank you

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