Low-carb mug bread

Low-carb mug bread

Freshly baked bread in 5 minutes? You've gotta be joking... Here's a piece of good news: it's true and it's crispy and low-carb, just how it's supposed to be. This recipe has been circulating the internet for a while now and became an instant low-carb classic. Find out what all the fuss is about!

Low-carb mug bread

Freshly baked bread in 5 minutes? You've gotta be joking... Here's a piece of good news: it's true and it's crispy and low-carb, just how it's supposed to be. This recipe has been circulating the internet for a while now and became an instant low-carb classic. Find out what all the fuss is about!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1 egg, beateneggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add the butter in the mug (with a flat bottom) and microwave.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients in a bowl. Crack in the egg, add the melted butter, and stir in the cream. Combine until smooth and make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Pour the batter into the mug and microwave on high (approximately 700 watts) for 2 minutes. Check if the bread is done in the middle – if not, microwave for another 15-30 seconds.
  4. Let cool and remove from the mug. Slice in half and toast — that's how you get the best texture and taste.

 

Instructions for baking in the oven

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C), and grease a 4.5” wide, oven proof bowl with butter.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients, including the optional poppy seeds. Add in the egg and cream, whisking until smooth. Make sure there are no lumps. Pour the batter into the bowl.

Place bowl in the oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes. Insert a toothpick or sharp knife in the middle of the bread. If the toothpick is clean, it is done!

Let cool and remove the bread from the bowl. Slice in half and toast - that’s how you get the best texture and taste.

Prepare ahead

For best results, prepare each piece individually. If you don't want to measure the dry ingredients every time you bake, feel free to prepare your own baking mix ahead. Take 10 tablespoons (150 ml) almond flour, 10 tablespoons (150 ml) coconut flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 12 tablespoons baking powder. Then you have the dry mix ready for 10 pieces. Use 2 generous tablespoons for each piece of bread.

Storing the bread

Feel free to make several pieces once you get cooking. You can keep the unbaked dough in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or you can even freeze the mixture. It will thaw in a few minutes at room temperature.

Flavoring

For additional flavor, season the bread with onion or garlic powder, plus herbs or spices like ground fennel and cumin. It's also lovely with poppy, chia, hemp, or sesame seeds. Use about 12 teaspoon of seasoning for each piece.

Note

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68 comments

  1. Lorraine
    I am allergic to psyllium. What can I use as a substitute?
    Reply: #52
  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I am allergic to psyllium. What can I use as a substitute?

    There is no psyllium in this recipe.

  3. donatabr133
    Amazing! I have replaced salt with erythritol sweetener and ir was amazing taste! Sweet treat :)
  4. lauramb1994
    So simple and so amazing. Toasted it and ate it with salmon and broccoli and lots of garlic butter. Very good and tasty!
  5. dubpynchon
    The best mug bread recipe I’ve made, and I’ve made a few.
    Reply: #57
  6. bookloverkim
    WOW...I just made this and it was so much better than I expected and so easy. Literally a 5 minute recipe!! The aroma of the Almond Flour and Coconut Flour while baking is heavenly. I will be making this often! :)
    Reply: #58
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    The best mug bread recipe I’ve made, and I’ve made a few.

    Awesome! So glad you love it!

  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    WOW...I just made this and it was so much better than I expected and so easy. Literally a 5 minute recipe!! The aroma of the Almond Flour and Coconut Flour while baking is heavenly. I will be making this often! :)

    Thanks for sharing! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Julia D
    I made it and liked it a lot. I found it a little bit dry but this is how I find the coconut flour's texture to be. Also I microwaved for 2 mins as per the video. I will try 90 secs next time. But it was a fantastic alternative to bread.
  11. Monica Hocking
    Can you use ordinary cream instead of heavy whipping cream?
    Reply: #62
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can you use ordinary cream instead of heavy whipping cream?

    That would depend on the ingredients and the carb count, but it should be fine.

  13. Luna bS
    Amazing! Loved it - are there any more microwave recipes? Our new oven is running late and we already deinstalled the old one! Only left with microwave to cook - the keto life nightmare :D
    Reply: #64
  14. Britta Patterson
    Amazing! Loved it - are there any more microwave recipes? Our new oven is running late and we already deinstalled the old one! Only left with microwave to cook - the keto life nightmare :D

    Glad you loved it, but sorry to hear about your oven delay! These are not necessarily microwave meals, but some great 'no cook' options for you https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/low-and-no-cook-low-carb-.... Hope this helps hold you over!

    Reply: #65
  15. Luna bS
    Thank you, Britta!
  16. Diana
    Have just made one of these mug breads, wow, shared it with my husband who is very sceptical when it comes to out of the box baking, but he enjoyed it and is happy to eat again. Success.
    Will cook it a little less time next time as it was a bit dry. Looking forward to trying some of the low carb breads.
    Reply: #67
  17. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Have just made one of these mug breads, wow, shared it with my husband who is very sceptical when it comes to out of the box baking, but he enjoyed it and is happy to eat again. Success.
    Will cook it a little less time next time as it was a bit dry. Looking forward to trying some of the low carb breads.

    I am so glad both of you enjoyed this one! Try the Keto Soft Seed Bread if you haven't already. https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/soft-keto-seed-bread

  18. Chantel
    honestly the best mug bread recipe, and I've tried many. I let it cool and made an epic grilled cheese with it, something I've missed on Keto. So nice to have this recipe!
    Reply: #69
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    honestly the best mug bread recipe, and I've tried many. I let it cool and made an epic grilled cheese with it, something I've missed on Keto. So nice to have this recipe!

    Awesome! So glad you enjoy it!

  20. Sherry
    Do you have to use coconut flour?
    Reply: #71
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Do you have to use coconut flour?

    Hi, Sherry! You could try almond flour, but the ratio will not be the same.
    Check out this article for info on substitutions. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/baking

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