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Flax Muffin in a Mug in a Minute! (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian | April 26, 2012 | By

Muffin in a mug!

This is classic recipe from the low carber forums and is a fabulously fast and easy recipe to make.  It is perfect for a quick, healthy and filling breakfast.   It is low carb and gluten free too!    Also a good way to get some flax into your diet.  The muffin tastes like a sweet wholemeal muffin with a dash of cinnamon.   Even the chief taster who is not a flax fan likes this.   You could add chopped nuts or fruit to this and even a few spices to your liking.  Play around and make it your own! I like to add coconut and berries to mine…just delicious!

The only drawback of this recipe is that you need to make it in the microwave.   However, it is fun to watch it quickly rise in the cup whilst cooking in the microwave…but that’s probably just the inner child in me coming out again…  The time it takes to cook will depend on the power of your microwave.  Cook for a minute, check it and zap it for a few seconds more until it is firm and cooked.  It makes a great breakfast or snack on the go!


1 tspn butter

1 egg, beaten well

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1 tspn ground cinnamon

1/2 tspn baking powder

2 tspn Erythritol or sweetner of your choice  (maple syrup is lovely! Honey good too!)

Other flavourings of choice (optional)..although can I recommend blueberries and unsweetened desiccated coconut….

Muffin out of the mug!


  • Lightly grease the inside of a mug with a dab of butter.
  • Add the tspn of butter to the mug and microwave for a few seconds to melt it.
  • Remove the mug from the microwave, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pop the mug back into the microwave and cook for about 45 seconds to a minute or more, depending upon your microwave.
  • When the muffin is done, turn it out onto a plate.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Yummy breakfast in a hurry!

Serves one

Nutrition: Per Pancake: 394 Calories; 33g Fat;  13g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb 



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    April 28, 2012

    Had one of these with breakfast this morning! It was really easy & yummy. (Reminded me of a bran muffin… which is my favorite!)

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      Angie C
      April 28, 2012

      Glad you enjoyed it! I just love how easy it is to make! I put some blackberries in mine today….berrilicious!

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    November 12, 2014

    I just stirred one of these up for breakfast. I left out any sweetener, sank about 1 T of cream cheese in the middle and added a small handful of wild blueberries on top. Seems pretty decadent!! 🙂

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        November 13, 2014

        It really was, and I have to tell you that I ended up getting caught up in work all day and didn’t ever get to eat lunch. I didn’t even notice until about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, so all that fat and fiber kept me full for a good long while. 🙂

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