This is a low-carb and gluten-free keto muffin in a mug that takes less than two minutes to prepare and cook. It's a tasty way to start the day!
Keto Muffin For Breakfast
No one wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, right?
I have a big case of spring fever and I'm looking for ways to spend more time outside doing the things I love.
So, I've been making more and more quick and easy low-carb recipes.
Did you know it takes less than two minutes to bake a delicious keto friendly microwave muffin in a mug? Yup?
That means you can whip one right up before you leave in the morning and snack on it during the commute.
Ingredients To Make A Keto Muffin In A Mug
All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card just a little further down on this post. First, here is a bit more information about the ingredients I used.
I used a combination of almond flour, coconut flour, an egg, and avocado oil. Then, I added some baking powder and salt for the flavor and leavening (to make it taste more like a muffin).
I prefer how the avocado oil tasted with my muffin, but you can use olive oil or even coconut oil in it instead. Both of them can be swapped in a 1:1 ratio.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low carb recipe.
- If you want to make this a vegan recipe, just use a vegan egg replacement. All the other ingredients are plant-based.
- When you start mixing the ingredients, do it all in the coffee mug or bowl you are going to use. You can even use a small ramekin instead of a coffee mug.
- Busy mornings? To make things even easier on busy mornings, you can pre-measure the dry ingredients in your coffee mug the night before.
- Meal prep ahead of time! If you have things ready, when you wake up, just add one egg and a teaspoon of oil and blend well. Pop it in the microwave for a minute and have your instant breakfast muffin. Pretty cool, huh?
Now that I've embraced this speedy way to make low-carb baked goods, I'm ready to experiment some more with these tasty little minute microwave muffins in a mug recipes.
I've already made a low carb frosted cake, a chocolate brownie, and a blueberry cake. I'm sure there will be more microwave baking in my future, too!
How To Make A Low Carb Muffin In The Microwave
This basic minute microwave muffin in a mug recipe is so easy. I had the recipe memorized after my first try - I know you will too.
Below are some step-by-step pictures to show you how it looks as you make it.
First, combine the dry ingredients in the microwave-safe mug. Then, add the egg and avocado oil and whisk it together with a fork.
Finally, cook it in the microwave for just one minute.
That's it! Honestly. I told you it was easy!
You might have to use a fork to remove the muffin, but you can also just eat it right out of the mug.
What To Serve With A Keto Muffin
This is a very basic recipe and it tastes delicious with other low-carb breakfast or snack foods.
I usually eat one warm with a bit of butter and sugar-free raspberry jam while saving the other one for later.
Even on mornings when I have time to make bacon and eggs, I like to whip up a minute microwave muffin in a mug so I have a little "bread" on the side.
If you like eggs benedict, simply toast one of these minute muffins and use it as the bread.
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Muffins In A Mug
Before I share the recipe (it's just a little further below), I am going to answer some questions people have about these mug muffins.
How many servings does it make?
You'll get two tasty servings from this low-carb microwave muffin in a mug recipe.
Can you toast this low-carb muffin?
The leftover muffin reheats well in the toaster. You can also use a toaster oven or broil it for a minute.
How do you make a keto breakfast sandwich out of this muffin?
Another thing I like to do with one of the minute microwave muffins is to use it to make a low-carb breakfast sandwich.
Each muffin is rather thick so you can slice it again for thinner halves.
For a breakfast sammie, simply put an egg, cheese, and bacon between the two slices. Presto, a super easy to make bacon, egg, and cheese muffin sandwich!
What are some other ways I could use this muffin in a mug?
There are just so many things you can do with these quick and easy minute muffins. It would be impossible to list them all!
In fact, you can even top them with some sugar-free chocolate chips for a little sweetness! Or add some spice for turmeric muffins.
Even though fruit is a "sometimes treat" on keto, if you add a few slices of strawberries or a few blueberries on top, you can definitely enjoy this sweet treat.
Keto Muffin In A Coffee Mug- Perfect For A Quick And Easy Breakfast!
I'm so glad that I added the muffin in a minute recipe to my breakfast rotation. They are a great addition egg dishes too like my sausage egg casserole.
Enjoy this quick and easy low-carb bread recipe that takes only a couple of short minutes to whip up. It's a great way to make time for a healthy low-carb breakfast before starting your day!
Other Low-Carb Microwave Mug Recipes To Try
There are lots of other mug cakes and ideas you can make in your microwave. These are some of my favorite low-carb desserts!
- Keto Lemon Mug Cake has a fresh and zesty flavor that will melt in your mouth.
- Low-Carb Brownie In A Mug is the ultimate dessert to enjoy when you are craving chocolate.
- Strawberry Mug Cake is made with two indulgent layers and a light cream cheese frosting.
- Coconut Flour Pumpkin Mug Muffin is the perfect thing to enjoy when you want something that is full of fall flavors.
- Keto Chocolate Molten Lava Cake has a rich, fudgy filling that oozes out of each bite.
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Minute Microwave Muffin in a Mug
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- Combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt in a microwavable coffee mug.
- Add egg and avocado oil. Stir well with a fork.
- Microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds.
- Remove the muffin from the cup using a butter knife and slice in half.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 47 [calories] => 120 [carbohydrates] => 5.1 [protein] => 6.2 [fat] => 8.4 [saturated_fat] => 1.7 [cholesterol] => 93 [sodium] => 194 [fiber] => 2.7 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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Updated on January 26, 2021, with new images and additional recipe notes. First published on March 28, 2016.
I made this in a small rectangular food container (think burrito-sized). I sliced it lengthwise almost all the way through and used it as a sausage bun. It was quick, easy, delicious and very filling. A definite keeper!
These were delicious...a good biscuit substitute. Thank you
If I don’t have coconut flour could I just almond flour?
It should work in this recipe.
I do this all the time - just use 4 tbsp almond flour.
Linda K Schalkofkske
Have you tried making a few and refrigerating or freezing them? How long do they "keep"?
I have made extra and they do freeze well for up to 6 months if you seal them well. In the fridge, they will keep for at least 5 to 7 days.
Hi Lisa, I'm Susan. Can you tell me if this "muffin" is firm enough to cut in half and use for keto hamburger buns (maybe toasted, for firmness) ? Would really like to find something low carb/keto to use with turkey burgers for dinner !
The muffin is firm and a bit dense so it can be used for burgers plain or toasted.
Wow! This mug muffin is so easy and very delicious. Now I know what to do with the bags of almond flour and coconut flour in my refrigerator. Even I have time to do this. Thank you so much!
Can I use olive oil or safflower oil instead?
Any oil/fat should be okay in the recipe.
..... melted butter also works!
Thank you! Just substituted chickpea flour for coconut flour and olive oil for avocado oil - came out delicious. I have been GF for five years and very rarely find things that actually work and are filling and nutritious. I plan to make small bags for the freezer of the dry ingredients for a quick meal.
Just got home from work and I'm starving. Found this recipe, but, don't have avocado oil or coconut flour. Substituted ground flax for coconut flour and coconut oil instead of avocado oil. Yummy. Perfect!
Thank you for this delicious muffin!
What are nutrition facts for keto cup muffin
Nutritional information is for half the muffin so a whole muffin is double the amounts.
What kind of wattage microwave do you use for 1 minute? I have an 800w
My microwave is a 900w.