Keto cinnamon mug cake or cinnamon muffin in a mug is an almond flour mug cake perfect to fix your cinnamon cravings. It tastes like a cinnamon roll with only 3.4g of net carbs to your day. A delicious sweet keto breakfast or snack recipe ready in only 90 seconds! Bonus, this low-carb mug cake is also paleo and gluten-free as well as dairy free!
A low carb mug cake is like a muffin in a cup made with low-carb flours and baked in the microwave. Keto mug cakes or low carb mug cakes, are great ways to fix sweet cravings without adding sugar or high carb food to your day. A low carb mug cake usually contains about 7g of net carbs but I recommend to serve 2 mug cake with this recipe to lower the carbs to 3.7g! Plus, half of the recipe is very fulfilling, sweet and enough to fix a sweet craving.
Calling all the cinnamon lovers!!! You deserve a cinnamon muffin for breakfast even on a low-carb diet. This mug cake is the best way to fix your muffin cravings with very few carbs and in only 90 seconds. Are you wondering how to make a keto cinnamon mug cake? Stay with me, I gonna tell you everything about this easy low carb recipe.
First, gather all your ingredients on the bench top. A tall mug – 6 cm high – is ideal to prevent the batter from overflowing in the microwave. The ingredients you need are very simple low-carb ingredients that I am sure you have at home:
I am sure you wonder if it’s good for people with diabetes or on low carb diet to eat cinnamon. Yes, absolutely. I would even say eat your cinnamon daily to keep your blood sugar level steady and avoid energy crash. Cinnamon is good for people with diabetes or on a keto diet as it helps lower the blood sugar level. Another good news is, you don’t have to eat much cinnamon to get the positive effects. Studies show that our blood sugar level lowers with 1 gram to 6 grams of cinnamon a day. It means that this cinnamon muffin in a mug is all good for you and you shouldn’t wait any longer to try it!
Yes! this low carb mug cake is made with almond flour. Almond flour is one of my favorite keto flour. I listed the top reason below, per serve (1/4 cup) almond flour contains:
This cinnamon mug cake has no milk which means it’s also suitable for people on a paleo diet. The cinnamon glazing, that makes this keto cinnamon cake taste like a traditional cinnamon roll, use dairy-free ingredients.
This cinnamon mug cake won’t be complete without its cinnamon glazing. This is the cherry on top of the cake! It adds moisture, delicate sweetness to your mug cake and you will feel like eating a low carb cinnamon roll. The secret to a dairy-free white glazing is to use coconut cream – or pure dairy-free coconut yogurt made of 2 ingredients, coconut cream and probiotics. The cinnamon drizzle is a simple combo of peanut butter, cinnamon, coconut oil and sweetener. Fix your sweet tooth now, try this mug cake recipe you won’t regret it.
I’m sure some of you don’t have a microwave, or for some reason you don’t like to bake in the microwave. I’ve got you covered. Simply place this muffin batter into an ovenproof ramekin or muffin tray. Baking time range is 12-15 minutes, temperature 180C (350F). A great test to check the baking is to insert a pick in the center of the muffin. A clean pick means it’s cooked.
We are busy people right? Good news, you can prepare the mug cake batter the previous day. Store the batter in the fridge into your mug. Cover the mug with silicone lid or plastic film wrap to avoid air to enter. The next day, microwave for 90 seconds on high. Your mug cake will come out as great as a fresh bakery muffin. I don’t recommend baking the mug cake ahead as food baked in the microwaved hardens very fast. It is better to eat a mug cake within 1 hour of making it.
Enjoy the simple cinnamon keto mug cake and don’t forget to share a picture of your creation with me on Instagram.
I have lots more keto mug cake recipes for you to try. My mug cake recipes are ideal to fix a sweet cravings in a few minutes using your microwave.