Low-Carb Mug Muffins & Cakes

Going low carb isn’t always the easy thing to do, but when we can whip together something that mimics a muffin or cake, it makes the journey easier and more enjoyable. Here are a few recipes I like throwing together while I round out my daily meals.

Keto Mug Muffin

This simple, low carb recipe is easy to make and pair with a dinner, where bread would traditionally be served. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Side
Keyword: Keto, Low carb
Servings: 1


  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3 seconds avocado spray


  • Spray the mug with avocado spray. 
  • Add all remaining ingredients and whisk together in the mug.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds, or until set.
  • Let cool 1-2 minutes before slicing. Slice into 3-4 pieces. 

Nutty Mug Muffin

Add a little comfort to a traditional keto muffin by adding your favorite nut butter. 
Course: Side
Keyword: Bread, Keto, Low carb, Low sugar, Side, Snack
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly, Diabetic Dietitian


  • 1 tbsp favorite nut butter, like macadamia nut butter
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 drops liquid stevia (optional)


  • Spray the lining of a mug with avocado spray. 
  • Mix together the dry ingredients with a fork. 
  • Mix in the wet. 
  • Cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute. 

Chocolate Mug Cake

Made with almonds and cocoa, combining a good taste and texture for a single treat. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time3 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Low carb
Servings: 1
Author: Kelly, Diabetic Dietitian


  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Swerve (or 2-3 drops of stevia)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise avocado oil based
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp water


  • Spray the lining of a mug with avocado oil.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a mug with a fork.
  • Mix in all the wet ingredients and let sit for a minute or 2.
  • Heat in microwave for 50 seconds. Temp may vary depending on the microwave.