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Flaxseed muffin in a mug – Keto + Low Carb + Gluten free

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Flaxseed muffin in a mug are delicious easy low-carb single-serve muffins cooked in 1 minute 30 seconds in your microwave. It’s healthy grain-free muffins made with coconut oil, eggs, flax seed meal and flavored with a hint of vanilla, raspberries and sugar-free chocolate chips.

Flaxseed muffin in a mug low carb

Flaxseed muffin in a mug – Single serve muffin ready in 5 minutes!

Are you sometimes craving a good bakery style muffin? I do and I like to fix my food craving very quickly. That’s how I created this simple flaxseed muffin in a mug recipe. It’s a very healthy recipe made of a few simple low-carb ingredients. I baked my muffin in my microwave for an even faster result but you can bake yours in a regular oven if you like. It simply takes a bit longer that’s why I recommend to cook yours in a mug in the microwave if you crave something sweet now!

Flaxseed muffin in a mug keto

So, this is what you need to make a delicious bakery style flaxseed muffin in a mug:

  • Flaxseed meal – flaxseed is high in fiber and omega 3, plus it’s very low carb so a great flour base to create healthy low carb muffins
  • Coconut oil – you can use any vegetable oil in this recipe but coconut oil is a healthy oil full of antifungal and antibacterial properties without saying that the flavor it adds is the bomb!
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Egg – don’t replace the egg in this recipe it won’t work! Trust me I tried and there’s no great egg-free option for this recipe.
  • Baking powder – or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sugar free crystal sweetener – my favorite sweetener is this one, it’s a natural sugar-free sweetener, a combo of  erythritol and stevia. Check out my review of keto friendly sweeteners to learn more!
  • Raspberries – optional, you can simply make the recipe without fruits or use blueberries, lemon zest or orange zest to add healthy low-carb flavors
  • Sugar free chocolate chips – optional you can replace this by any kind of chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds or pecan.

Grab’n’go 5 minute flaxseed muffin in a mug!

Yes, you can make these quick flaxseed muffins in a mug as a delicious on-the-go breakfast! My technique is pretty easy. I am adding a muffin paper cup into my mug. After it cools down for 2 minutes you can easily unmold your muffin, have it on the go!

Flaxseed muffin in a mug low carb

A flax muffin recipe that tastes like bakery-style muffin!

It’s a moist bakery-style muffin filled with raspberries and melted sugar-free chocolate chips. You won’t believe this recipe is sugar-free and contains only 3 g net carbs. It’s a perfect post workout muffin loaded with 12g protein. This will keep you full until your next meal with no doubt!

Flaxseed muffin in a mug low carb

Oven or microwave?

I love to bake my flaxseed muffin into a mug in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. However, you can also use your oven, simply make sure you are using a ovenproof ramekin or muffin tray. Bake your recipe at 180C (350F) for about 12-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the muffin come out clean. You can also quadruple the recipe to make a larger batter and fill a 12-hole mini muffin tray to make small size flaxseed muffins for your week. 

Flaxseed muffin in a mug keto

More keto mug cakes recipe

Mug cakes are the best keto snacks to fix your sweet tooth with taste while staying in ketosis. If you are not a big fan of flaxseed meal you may love these other keto mug cake recipes using either almond flour or coconut flour.

xoxo Carine

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Flaxseed muffin in a mug low carb

Flaxseed muffin in a mug

Flaxseed muffin in a mug with coconut oil, eggs and flax seed meal. A delicious easy low-carb, grain-free mug muffin for breakfast with a tasty cinnamon rolls flavor
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
Total Time: 3 mins

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Author: Carine Claudepierre
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Optional ingredients- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Flax Muffin

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  • In a bowl, whisk egg, oil and vanilla together. Set aside.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients: flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar-free sweetener. 
  • Stir in the optional ingredients, raspberries and chocolate chips are my favorite.
  • Transfer into a mug - mine was 2.5 inches in height, that's the minimum required to prevent the muffin from overflowing. 
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. 
  • Wait 1 minute before eating to not burn yourself.
1 mug muffin
Sweetener: you can also use stevia drops, adjust to taste usually 1-2 drops are enough. 
Flavors idea: other delicious flavors are blueberries/lemon zest, walnuts and orange zest, sugar free chocolate chips
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Nutrition Facts
Flaxseed muffin in a mug
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.9g34%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 8.7g36%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 11.8g24%
Net Carbs 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Carine! Love your recipes. I saw this recipe in your round up of 45 vegan keto recipes (I cannot eat eggs). I cannot see a vegan version. Apologies if I am missing something, I would love to make this.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow – these were so yummy! When I entered them into My Foods in Easy Diet Diary they still show as 11g carbs even though I entered the Fibre of 8.7g…. What should I be counting towards my Carb count?

    • On keto you count net carbs, not total carbs. Net carbs equal carbs minus fiber minus sugar alcohol. So here its 11.7g – 8.7g so 3 g net carbs. Your app seems to count carbs not net carbs.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this recipe and is so easy. I made into 2 small muffin and micro-wave for 30 seconds. I came perfect. Bake once eat twice.

  4. 5 stars
    I haven’t made this recipe yet, but I’ve made others and they are delicious. I would like to make this one, but can’t eat eggs. Is there an egg replacer you can recommend?

  5. 5 stars
    This is such a great base recipe! I’ve made so many different muffins with this, and they always turn out delicious! I do have a question though. Can these be meal prepped ahead of time (ie mixing everything but the egg together on weekend, using throughout the week)? I love this recipe but find that I’m a bit slow with the prep so don’t have time on weekdays to make it 😞✌🏻

    • I never try that but I am pretty sure you can make ahead the muffin batter, store in the fridge in s sealed container and bake the next day. But also the baked muffins store very well and freeze too so maybe bake 2 batch on the weekend and freeze the baked muffins. Simply thaw one muffin the day before breakfast. I hope it helps, Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  6. 5 stars
    This is so delicious. Tastes like a bran muffin. I’m eating it plain now, I didn’t use the add ins, just sliced it in half warm with butter. This is my new go to breakfast! I was so sick of eggs on keto. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe. Very excited to play with the variations! This is one of my new favorite sites for Keto!

  7. 4 stars
    This is super yummy. Thank you. Only difference was I used a flax chia mix. No plain ground flax on hand. This recipe is so versatile too. My husband wanted blueberries and blackberries instead. So we left out the chocolate chips and substituted those berries for the raspberries. This one is a keeper!

  8. 5 stars
    Wow, even though I left out the raspberries and chocolate chips, it tasted almost like banana muffins. I love it Thanks Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    I just made this with 2 tbsp of frozen blueberries. Tastes like a blueberry muffin. Great recipe!

    • It’s a great idea! I love a good blueberry muffin too. Enjoy the recipes on the bog, XOXO Carine

  10. 5 stars
    This is really quite delicious. I lowered the fat content by using egg whites and replaced the coconut oil with greek yogurt and added 1 Tbl unsweetened coconut flakes. It’s become my go to breakfast.

  11. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast this morning and got one bite out of it before it was eaten by my 4 year old and 15 month old! It was so yummy! We will definitely be making this again!

  12. 5 stars
    Just made the flax meal raspberry and chocolate chip muffins. No flaxmeal in the cupboard so used almond meal. These were delicious!

    • That is good to know the recipe work with a different keto flour ! I always use flaxmeal in this one but thanks for sharing your tips. Enjoy the blog, XOXO Carine

  13. 5 stars
    I can’t express how much I LOVE this recipe! The texture, the flavor, and the fact it more than fills & satisfies while staying within KETO macros is perfect. I made it in a good sized mug – which it nearly filled! – and was left with just enough room to top it with a dollop or two of my KETO cheesecake fluff. The fact that recipe is quick & easy

    • I LOVE the ketto cheesecake fluff on top! It must have been even more delicious. Enjoy the keto recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  14. 4 stars
    I just made this.blove the idea of using flaxseed. It got huge and puffed up. It has a slight aftertaste. I didn’t put berries or chips in. And I put in baking side and baking powder by mistake, maybe that was the aftertaste? I used swerve slso.bNext time I’ll put in some chocolate chips and a few chopped nuts. Or maybe cream cheese frosting.

    • Indeed flaxseed are slightly bitter and if you don’t add any choc chips or berries are recommended there is nothing to mask this. Plus, you used baking powder that increased bitterness I am sure you will love it with the choc chips and cream cheese frosting next time ! Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  15. 5 stars
    I’m not doing keto, but I use flaxmeal for fiber, so the recipe looked interesting. I tried it with egg white only and substituted the oil for one teaspoon water, and it turned out great with less fat, for those who don’t need the extra. Thanks for posting. I’m going to try those avocado peanut butter chocolate cookies next.

    • Thanks for sharing yor recipe adaptation, I am sure plenty will try. Enjoy the blog recipes, XOXO Carine.

    • This is so clever! I never thought about that it is such a great idea to have those muffins on hands for snack time. Talk to you soon, XOXO Carine

    • Yes you can grind whole flaxseed into meal in a blender but you need a very powerful blender ! If yours is not powerful enough the meal is too thick and it doesn’t absorb liquid as well. You can easily buy flax meal from the store, it is cheap and it is usually the same price as flaxseed. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • Thank you! It is a very cheap ingredients that you can find in most supermarket. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • Not really, like any food baked in the microwave it must be eaten within 30 minutes or the texture harden. You can also bake this recipe in the oven and it will last 4 days. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  16. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I made blueberry for hubby to replace the Flax4Life he was using (they have cane sugar :() And he loves them! Thank you!

  17. 5 stars
    Love the recipe! Made as is the 1st time as is & loved it. Just made it with half almond flour & half flax. Added almond & lemon extracts, poppy seeds & raspberries. Cooked in microwave, cut in half & toasted with cream cheese. Yum! Thank you for this wonderful keto breakfast treat.

    • What a lovely idea! I will give it a try next time, I love lemon and poppy seed combo too! Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  18. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I found your blog…and have you based in NZ like me. I got Gestational Diabetes with my first child that did not go away. I have been Type 2 for 10yrs now and have gotten used to either going without treats, or feeling guilty when I eat something I probably shouldn’t! Since finding your blog over the weekend, I’ve tried 5 of your recipes. This one is my current favourite! I love cooking with flax meal as it’s so cheap and easy to make your own. Any chance of developing a flaxmeal scone recipe? I haven’t been able to find one online yet!
    Thank you so much for this blog and creating diabetic friendly recipes that use simple ingredients. I’m excited to bake again and not feel guilty for eating it!!

    • Hello from Auckland ! Thanks for this lovely comments, I can’t believe you already made 5 recipes from the blog, that is so amazing. I love baking and I struggled with pre diabetes after baby 1. This blog is about sharing my healthy baking option to enjoy some bread and desserts without impact my blood sugar level too much. It makes me very happy that those simple recipes helps you too. I will think about that flax meal scone recipe, great idea. I recommend you try the flaxseed mug cake, it is very simple, cheap and a delicious fulfilling breakfast or dessert when you need to fix your sweet craving in a minute! Enjoy the blog. Talk to you soon, XOXO, Carine.

  19. 5 stars
    Wow I loved it! Going to try it again with blueberries. Getting ready to go on a plane and this is perfect to take with me as it is an early flight. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

    • It is a pleasure! Thanks to you for trying my recipes. I am so happy you enjoyed those muffins, so easy to take away! Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

    • Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and giving a go to those simple muffin. It makes me very happy to read you today. Have a lovely time on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Hello! I am so happy you enjoy this mug muffin as well. This is my go to muffin for busy mornings or simply if I crave muffin in the afternoon. I do have a 12 batch recipes, just need time to sit, and share it here. It will come at some point I promise! For now, I can recommend my almond flour blueberry muffins – keto and sugar free as well. I hope you will find very tasty low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  20. Hi! What are the nutritional facts? The recipe says fact are based on the non optional items, but I don’t see them listed. Thanks!

    • I am sorry for the nutrition panel not displaying. It was a plugin issue and it is all fixed now. You will access to the full nutrition data by now. Enjoy the mug muffin recipe and all the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • oui bien sur, ce ne sera plus bas en glucide ou sans sucre ou ketogenic mais ce sera tres bon et ca reste une solution non raffinee, plus saine que le sucre blanc. Bon choix! Eassyer peut etre 2 tablespoons pour un gout aussi intense. Merci de me lire et donnez en moi des nouvelles. A bientot, Carine.

  21. 5 stars
    Perfect breakfast option or really anytime! I made one with frozen cherries and chocolate chips. I’m seriously amazed at how easy, nutritious and delicious this recipe is. I didn’t add a sweetener but I did spread butter on the baked muffin. Thanks for creating and sharing this awesome recipe. 5 stars for sure! Cardamom and cinnamon would have been good with the cherries. Or even a savory option with finely choppped vegetables.

    • WOW! I am surprised that you already made it 🙂 This is so amazing to have you on the blog, testing my recipes and adding such great ideas ! I didn’t try the savory version but that is a delicious idea ! Thanks again for your lovely comment and thanks to YOU for being there, testing my creation and sharing your feedback! Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

        • Sure! I d this all the time, make sure you add a large amount of flaxseed to cover the blade, blend 30 seconds, open, mix with a spatula and repeat until thin enough. Then store you flaxseed meal in an airtight box for months in the pantry. You can look at my flaxseed wrap recipe video HERE you will see how I blend my seeds. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.


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