1-minute keto mug muffins

1-minute keto mug muffins

These quick and simple keto mug muffins by Libby Jenkinson are ready in minutes, leaving your mornings stress-free and filled with basil aroma.

1-minute keto mug muffins

These quick and simple keto mug muffins by Libby Jenkinson are ready in minutes, leaving your mornings stress-free and filled with basil aroma.
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp 2 tsp butter or coconut oil, for greasing
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 4 tsp 4 tsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh basil, roughly chopped
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Instructions

  1. For each serving, grease one ramekin or large coffee mug with butter.
  2. Combine the eggs, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix well with a whisk or fork. Allow the batter to thicken for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the feta cheese and basil. Stir until combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the ramekins or microwave-safe mugs. Cook in the microwave on high for 45 seconds to one minute. Alternatively, these can be baked in the oven, at 400°F (200°C) for 12 minutes.
  5. Let the muffins cool before eating.

Tips

Coconut flour has the most amazing ability to absorb and swell when liquid (the egg) is added. Not allowing it to thicken can result in a dry, overcooked muffin.

Variations in coconut flour

Coconut flour varies greatly from brand to brand. One teaspoon of one coconut flour brand may be equivalent to one tablespoon of another. For this reason, it may take some trial and error to get these right.

Diet Doctor’s Recipe Team has slightly modified this recipe to follow our recipe and nutritional guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe here: Ditch the Carbs - 1-minute keto muffins.

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  2. april
    It sounds very good and I want to try it. Is it 1 or 2 servings? At the top it says 1 and in the instructions it says for each serving?? Thanks!
    Reply: #84
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    It sounds very good and I want to try it. Is it 1 or 2 servings? At the top it says 1 and in the instructions it says for each serving?? Thanks!

    The recipe as written is for 1 serving, but you can change that using the selector above the list of ingredients and make more servings if you'd like.

  4. isydora
    Very tasty! I thought this would be like egg muffins, but this is much better. I had to bake it 15 seconds longer in microwave, which might be because I used shredded cheddar cheese. Next time I'll try with feta, but this is a great quick recipe.
  5. Ekaterina
    Guys, there are still tbsps when switched to metrics. Could you correct it please?
  6. years-of-LCHF
    Feta cheese has quite a bit of salt on its own -- why add a pinch of salt?
    Are they suppose to have that lovely crust when made in a microwave?
    Tried in a deep mug - parts remained liquid even 1:15 mins. Any suggestions?
    Could you please suggest gms of cheese to add?
    Thanks
    Reply: #91
  7. Glee
    Yes confused on serving ?? say foe each serving , got 2 eggs and showing to muffins, so is it 1 serving 1 egg in each mug = 1 serving very confusing.
    Reply: #89
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Yes confused on serving ?? say foe each serving , got 2 eggs and showing to muffins, so is it 1 serving 1 egg in each mug = 1 serving very confusing.

    Step 1 indicates preparing 1 ramekin or coffee mug per serving. If you use the serving selector over the list of ingredients and have that set to 1, and make the mug muffin in 1 mug then that is 1 serving.

  9. Glee
    Yes confused on serving ?? says for each serving , got 2 eggs and showing to muffins, so is it 1 serving 1 egg in each mug = 1 serving very confusing. I put all ingredients in my planner . I'm getting for whole ingredients listed - 271 cal. Net Carbs 2, so that would be all ingredients in one mug for 2 carbs ??? But yet listed 4 carbs. Very confused on this ???
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Feta cheese has quite a bit of salt on its own -- why add a pinch of salt?
    Are they suppose to have that lovely crust when made in a microwave?
    Tried in a deep mug - parts remained liquid even 1:15 mins. Any suggestions?
    Could you please suggest gms of cheese to add?
    Thanks

    If you don't want to add extra salt, then there is no need to do so; you can always salt to taste. The crust may vary from kitchen to kitchen, even following the same directions. If you have a low wattage microwave, you may need to cook this for longer.

  11. Beth
    I'm allergic to coconut... what do you recommend as a substitution?
    Reply: #93
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I'm allergic to coconut... what do you recommend as a substitution?

    Hi, Beth! You should be able to use almond flour instead, but the ratios won't be the same. You can find information here about substituting flours. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/baking

  13. Rose
    Every time I’ve made this, a little bit at the top is uncooked. I’ve tried cooking them for longer and that just makes the rest overcooked. I’ve tried microwave and oven on different occasions. Wondering if I might need to add more coconut flour?
    Reply: #95
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Every time I’ve made this, a little bit at the top is uncooked. I’ve tried cooking them for longer and that just makes the rest overcooked. I’ve tried microwave and oven on different occasions. Wondering if I might need to add more coconut flour?

    If you haven't tried this yet, after they come out of the microwave, lay a towel across the top and let them rest for a minute or so. That may help!

  15. Angela
    I have been making these for years! They are really good but may take some tweaking depending upon the brand of flour, one's microwave, size/thickness of the mug, etc... Additionally, the size of eggs varies from area to area and brand to brand. The first few times I made these either they were overcooked somewhat, were too salty (evidently my "pinch" is a bit heavy), or didn't set right (the coconut flour I used was not the best).
    If one's mug has a thick wall, then it may not cook properly...too fast on the outside and not enough on the inside. I have found using ramekins (such as the Pyrex ones) the easiest way to get even results...most of the time. Even now, after making these for over 4 years now, I may get one that doesn't quite "set"...but as Kristin said, letting it rest for a minute, sometimes covering it will allow residual cooking to take place.
    I personally don't like feta with eggs, so I sometimes make these sweet. I add a half-packet of monk fruit/stevia blend and an eensy-weensy pinch of cinnamon to make a sweet "muffin". Or will add a small amount of cheddar shredded and a couple of blueberries.
    It takes some fiddling, but once you get it down, they are awesome for a quick snack in the afternoon with some tea. I don't eat breakfast, so I use these as a protein snack when my energy levels dip.
    Reply: #97
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I have been making these for years! They are really good but may take some tweaking depending upon the brand of flour, one's microwave, size/thickness of the mug, etc... Additionally, the size of eggs varies from area to area and brand to brand. The first few times I made these either they were overcooked somewhat, were too salty (evidently my "pinch" is a bit heavy), or didn't set right (the coconut flour I used was not the best).
    If one's mug has a thick wall, then it may not cook properly...too fast on the outside and not enough on the inside. I have found using ramekins (such as the Pyrex ones) the easiest way to get even results...most of the time. Even now, after making these for over 4 years now, I may get one that doesn't quite "set"...but as Kristin said, letting it rest for a minute, sometimes covering it will allow residual cooking to take place.
    I personally don't like feta with eggs, so I sometimes make these sweet. I add a half-packet of monk fruit/stevia blend and an eensy-weensy pinch of cinnamon to make a sweet "muffin". Or will add a small amount of cheddar shredded and a couple of blueberries.
    It takes some fiddling, but once you get it down, they are awesome for a quick snack in the afternoon with some tea. I don't eat breakfast, so I use these as a protein snack when my energy levels dip.

    Thanks for sharing your tips!

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