| Ahhh ... the One Minute Muffin (OMM) or Muffin in a Minute (MIM) ... plain.|
It seems that no matter what is presented, there's always someone that can't do this, can't do this, isn't able to absorb that, just wants it plain, etc. This is fine, common and I love being able to present options and alternatives! One of the bigger issues related to many OMM varieties is the prevalence of "flax", even as many others seek it out and love it! Flax does have a stronger flavor and is quite high in fiber. It tends to give a deeper "earthiness" to the muffins, a darker color and tends to hide more delicate flavors like ... vanilla.
So! This recipe is on the lighter, more cakier side! It's using softer, finer ingredients with an overall more synergistic yum, resulting in a light and mellow OMM!
Note: The protein powder and almond meal are unnecessary, frankly. If you were to use STRICTLY coconut flour for this, completely omitting (not replacing!) those two ingredients, you'll still have a very nice little OMM, albeit one with a slightly greater coconut flavor. What I like about this personal blend is that it mellows the coconut flavor and allows a little more of the vanilla to shine through. I also personally like the extra little boost of protein, but ... that's just me.
This recipe is a GREAT starting point for adding your own spins and flavors, too! Throw some blueberries into the batter, for example! Slather some butter on it!
It's a blank slate, but a nice tasty and soft one. Plain 'ol vanilla ...