These easy keto muffins can be enjoyed either savory or sweet, depending on your mood.
At only 2g net carbs, these quick keto muffins are incredibly versatile for your keto diet. They are a tasty solution for an empty lunch box emergency too. The whole family will enjoy it. This recipe will quickly become a new family favorite.
In this post, you’ll find 12 flavours of muffin in a mug.
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This 1-minute muffin in a mug recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients and are ready in just 1 minute. There’s no added sugar and are a quick and cheap gluten-free keto bread muffin.
There are 12 flavours to choose from such as keto blueberry muffin, basic keto breakfast sandwich, and even your own egg McMuffin.
All the ingredients, quantities, and instructions are in the easy recipe card below.
- Egg – medium,
- Coconut flour – this is a high fibre, low-carb flour that is naturally gluten-free.
- Baking powder – to make a light and fluffy keto muffin bread.
- Salt -season to taste.
Below, I’ll give you a dozen different ways to enjoy these low-carb muffins. However, don’t stop there! Members from my Facebook Group have probably given me 100 more variations they have enjoyed.
If you come up with your own favourite flavour, please make sure to share it with me in the comments. I love hearing from you! Plus, I may want to try that flavour for myself.
Super Fast Keto Muffin “Bread”
These super-fast keto 1 minute muffins have quickly become an absolute staple in our house. We keep on dreaming up new variations. The fact that they are keto is an absolute bonus. 2g net carbs.
If you are in the middle of the crazy morning rush, your pantry is running low, and you don’t know what to pack for a healthy lunchbox, whip up a keto muffin, and slide it out of the muffin pan (or cup). Split it in half, add your child’s regular favourite sandwich filling, and tell them it’s a mini slider!
Technically, I should call these 45-second muffins, as my microwave is 1220W. You may need to adjust cooking times according to your microwave.
Don’t have a microwave? No problem. I’ve included an alternative cooking method in the recipe card below!
If you bake these in the oven, just remember to use a muffin tray (or muffin cups) with muffin liners.
Keto Muffin Flavours
I have been experimenting by adding other ingredients to make these muffins sweet or savoury. These keto muffins can replace bread, bagels, and even cupcakes. The possibilities are almost endless.
For the sweet muffins, use your preferred sugar free sweeteners and always add sweetener and flavors to your taste.
These are the variations we have dreamt up so far. Take the basic recipe and simply add the following:
- sweet – 1 tsp sweetener
- nutty – 2 tsp nut butter (I like it with almond butter) and 1 tsp sweetener
- cinnamon – 1 tsp sweetener and 1 tsp cinnamon. When cooked, also add butter and sprinkle with sweetener and cinnamon
- cheesy – 2 tbsp grated/shredded cheese and 1 tsp chopped chives
- spinach and feta – 2 tbsp grated shredded cheese and some chopped cooked spinach leaves.
- sloppy Joes with 1-minute muffin
- keto blueberry muffins – to make healthy blueberry muffins, simply add in a few spoonfuls of frozen or fresh blueberries with 1 tsp sweetener and 1 tsp vanilla
- lemon muffins – add in some grated lemon zest and a tiny bit of lemon juice into the muffin batter with 1 tsp sweetener
- breakfast sandwich – split a muffin and top it with eggs or egg whites, cheese, bacon or sausage…yum!
- keto chocolate chip muffins – add 1 tbsp of cocoa nibs or sugar-free chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp sweetener before sticking in the microwave
- keto chocolate muffins – add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and with 1 tsp sweetener can help you satisfy your sweet tooth
See what I mean about endless possibilities with these amazing muffins? They make a great breakfast, lunch, or snack!
The basic recipe has 2g net carbs, please calculate the nutrition for the variation you have made.
Update: We just added this Keto Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe!
Another decision you’ll need to make is if you want a topping for your muffin. If so, which one?
Cream cheese would also be lovely. For a fun tea treat, you can try these muffins with whipped heavy cream and sugar-free jam.
The keto muffins would also be quick and tasty keto casserole dumplings.
Prepare the 1-minute keto muffins as per the recipe, then cut them in half and pop them on top of any casserole. You could even sprinkle the casserole and dumplings with cheese before putting the lid back on. How amazing would that be?
If it is a lamb casserole, I would add 1 tsp dried or fresh rosemary to the muffin mix.
How To Serve
Once the 1-minute keto muffins are cooked, you can eat them as they are or you can toast them. I gave my toaster away 3 years ago, so I lightly fry them in the frying pan when I am making a big breakfast.
But my favourite way is to eat them hot with lashings of melted butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and cinnamon. This golden-brown treat goes great with my morning coffee!
I serve these low-carb muffins with various dinner recipes such as pumpkin soup, sloppy joes, pulled pork, or bacon and eggs (say hello to your very own keto egg McMuffin) or sweetened as a quick dessert with whipped cream.
Zero Waste With Purposeful Cooking
One of the best things about small batch recipes is that nothing goes to waste. It’s nice to enjoy without worrying about food spoilage.
That’s one of the many reasons why I think cooking with purpose can make a huge difference in our food budget.
One of the biggest concerns new low-carb followers have is the cost of specialty ingredients. But, you can easily pick up some tips on how to eat healthy and save money.
Luckily, you probably have all the ingredients you need to make a gluten-free, low-carb muffin in your pantry right now. There’s no need to head out to the grocery store and buy anything new.
5 expert tips
- Ensure you measure carefully. You wouldn’t believe how many readers have got the baking powder mixed up with the coconut flour.
- Mix thoroughly. You don’t want a clump of coconut flour or baking powder stuck in the corner of your microwaveable mug. So mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients until the muffin batter is smooth.
- Allow the batter to thicken. Coconut flour has the most amazing ability to absorb and swell when liquid (the egg) is added. Not allowing it to thicken is when some readers have decided to microwave it for a longer period and end up with a dry, overcooked muffin.
- If all the tips above fail to create a regular bread batter for the keto muffin, add another tsp of coconut flour and mix again.
- Flavour, flavour, flavour. Whether it is more spices and cheese for a savoury muffin or additional sweetener and cinnamon for a sweet muffin, always flavour to your personal taste. No one wants a dry, tasteless muffin. There’s no fun in that.
RECIPE UPDATE & TOP TIPS: Readers have a love/hate relationship with this recipe. I have discovered this is because coconut flour quality varies so much. One teaspoon of one coconut flour brand may be equivalent to one tablespoon of another – hence the variations we have seen in the comments below.
Keto muffin FAQ
Once cooked these muffins are best eaten fresh. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. There are no preservatives so they don’t stay afresh for very long, but that’s OK, they only take 1-minute to make.
They can be baked in an oven, at 200C/400F for 12 minutes.
Make the basic keto muffin recipe then add sweetener, vanilla essence or cinnamon, and a few fresh or frozen blueberries.
No, as long as you use enough sweetener, herbs, or spices for the recipe variation you want to make. I always add extra sweetener or cheese, depending on the muffin I want.
Fresh berries can fall to the bottom as the keto muffin is baking, however, if you use frozen berries, they “stick” to more batter and are suspending in the muffin. Alternatively, you can roll the berries in coconut flour before adding to the muffin batter or place them on the top of the muffin and they will slowly sink to the middle.
Every microwave differs in its cooking power. You could have a difference between 5-8 seconds. So experiment with how long your microwave takes to cook then print the recipe below and write the cooking time down.
Some people have found some success in using 2 tbsps of almond flour rather than coconut flour.
You may have used a small egg or the most common reason is that your baking powder is out of date. Yes, baking powder has an expiry date. Check yours.
Yes, you can reheat using a toaster, in the oven, the air fryer, or in a frying pan or skillet for a moment. You can use your toaster oven too.
There are various names to call a bread muffin that is cooked in a mug in the microwave. Muffin in a mug, low carb muffin, keto mug cakes, coffee mug cake, mug muffin, and of course, 1-minute muffins. They are all easy muffin recipes that can be made with coconut flour or almond flour in a coffee mug or ramekin.
No, this muffin recipe does not need any of these. It’s just coconut flour, baking powder, and an egg. One of the simplest basic recipes for beginners on a low-carb diet.
In some recipes you can swap an egg for a flax egg (made from golden flaxseed meal and water)or chia egg. But this recipe relies on the egg cooking with low-carb flour to become light and fluffy.
I hope you love this keto muffin in a mug recipe as much as I do! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
If you love single-portion snacks, you will love my keto sweet scones made with almond flour.
1-Minute Keto Muffins Recipe
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 eggs – medium
- 2 tsp coconut flour or more depending on brand used
- pinch baking powder
- pinch salt
- Grease a ramekin dish (or very large coffee mug) with coconut oil or butter.
- Mix all the ingredients together with a fork to ensure it is lump free.
- Cook the 1-minute keto muffin in the microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds – 1 minute. Alternatively, they can be baked in an oven, at 200C/400F for 12 minutes.
- Cut in half and serve. (toasting or frying is optional)
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