Almost Keto Breakfast Muffin
My Almost Keto Breakfast Muffin is an invention of necessity. Recently diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, and placed on prednisone, my blood sugar nearly doubled and my A1C went up to 6.9%. I needed to do something.
Knowing that carbohydrates and sugars contribute to glucose levels and ultimately the A1C, I went from an already low-carb diet to a VERY low-carb diet. It is unbelievable how much food is loaded with carbohydrates.
This is kind of funny because back in the 1990s I went on a fat-free diet and lost 60 pounds. However, about 4 years later it all gradually came back. Now, I’m looking at just the opposite.
The logic behind a fat-free diet is that fat is 9 calories per gram, while carbs are only 4. Thus, by going fat-free, you reduce your carbohydrate intake.
The logic behind a carb-free diet is you train your metabolism to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. Thus, your body starts to burn its own body fat when looking for energy reserves.
Both make sense, but the former really doesn’t help the blood sugar much.
Bored with a lack of variety, I decided to experiment and fix something new for breakfast. (I’m having a good MG morning. Normally, I wouldn’t have the energy to do this.) This is a one-serving recipe and fairly quick to throw together.
2T butter or oil of your choosing
2T blanched almond flour
1T Bob’s Red Mill Guten Free Wheat Free Dairy Free Flour
1T ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp dried onion
1/16th tsp baking powder
1 dash of garlic or onion salt
1 dash of stevia sweetener (just enough for some flavor, you don’t want this to be sweet.)
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl, melt the butter (or oil of your choice), add egg and mix together. Mix in the dry ingredients and mix until fully mixed.
Oil a small round bowl (about English muffin size in diameter), and spoon in your batter.
Cover and microwave for 1 minute.
Top with a cooked sausage patty and a slice of cheese. Broil to melt the cheese (or, you can skip this and put the cheese under the patty as shown in the photo. )
Play with the seasonings for different variations. Some ideas are a spicy version with chopped jalapeno peppers or red pepper flakes, or an herb version with various fresh green herbs.
I found this to be SO good it is going to become a regular breakfast for me. I can’t wait to try it with bacon and cheddar. Oooo, or a pizza spin – mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, and Italian sausage.