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Keto English Muffin Recipe – a 1-minute Low-carb Bread!

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This gluten-free keto English muffin recipe is a low-carb 90-second keto mug bread recipe perfect for fixing your bread cravings with only 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving.

They are also gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and delicious for breakfast with butter, homemade sugar-free chia seed jam, or a keto breakfast sandwich!

Keto English Muffins

Are English Muffins Keto?

Did you ask yourself if English muffins are keto-friendly?

Unfortunately, no, you can’t eat a classic English muffin recipe on your keto journey.

In fact, an authentic English muffin recipe is high in carbs and made of high-carb wheat flour.

How Many Carbs Are In English Muffins?

There are about 26 grams of net carbs in one English muffin, so eating one will quickly blow your carb counts!

This is why you need a keto version of the English Muffins.

What Is A Keto English Muffin Recipe?

Keto English muffins are made with low-carb flour, eggs, and healthy fat.

The best way to bake them is in 90 seconds in the microwave, but you can also bake the recipe in an oven ramekin at 350°F (180°C) for 10 minutes.

Keto English Muffins

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How To Make Keto English Muffins

This low-carb English muffin recipe is a straightforward 1-bowl recipe using only 6 ingredients.


To make the best keto English muffin recipe, all you need are:

  • Almond Flour – I recommend ultra-fine almond flour for white, golden bread with no bites of almonds. However, almond meal will work too but can leave a gritty texture to your keto bread.
  • Coconut Flour – the combo of both flours adds a heavier bread texture similar to regular English muffins. Don’t replace coconut flour with more almond flour, or the texture won’t be as good.
  • Egg
  • Oil – coconut oil, light olive oil, almond oil, all these options work really well. You can also use melted butter, but the flavor will be closer to muffins than English muffins.

Also, you have two ways to flavor your keto English muffins, depending on what you crave, sweet or savory.

  • Sweet English muffins – add sugar-free crystal sweeteners like erythritol and cinnamon.
  • For a savory version of this bread – add garlic powder and salt – for the savory tooth.

Making Crispy Low-Carb English Muffins Batter

While it is an easy recipe, there are two important steps to make crispy keto English muffins in the microwave.

First, bake the bread in the microwave on high for 90 seconds.

Then, slice the bread in half and bring it into a toaster oven, or in a bread toaster on bagel mode, for 1-2 minutes or until golden and crispy.

You can also fry these almond flour English muffins in a cast-iron skillet with butter or coconut oil.

Finally, serve with cream cheese, sugar-free chia seed jam, fresh keto fruits, or any savory toppings you love.

Keto English Muffins

Serving Keto English Muffin

You can use this quick keto bread as a simple toast, served with cream cheese, butter, or sugar-free chia seed jam.

Otherwise, you can use this 90-second keto English muffin as a keto breakfast sandwich base or for a sausage patty.

They are delicious, filled with fried egg, bacon, and avocado.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does It Taste Eggy?

Nobody likes eggy flavor in bread, especially on a keto diet, as we eat many eggs already during the day.

So good news, those microwave keto bread doesn’t taste eggy at all!

The secret to hiding the egg flavor is to use the suggested spices – sweet or savory options. See the recipe below.

Plus, toasting your bread absolutely brings out the bread flavor without leaving any egg smell or taste.

How Many Carbs Are In Keto English Muffins?

These Keto English Muffins have only 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving.

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Keto English Muffins

Keto English Muffins

4.4gNet Carbs
This Keto English Muffin recipe is a 90-second keto mug bread recipe perfect for fixing your bread cravings in 90 seconds.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 English muffin
4.85 from 165 votes


Savory version, add:

Sweet version add:

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  • In a small mixing bowl, add almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder.
  • Stir in beaten egg and melted coconut oil.
  • Stir in the sweet or savory spices, depending on what you are craving.
  • Pour the batter into a round microwave-safe ramekin or mug. Mine is 11 cm in diameter (4 inches)
  • Microwave on high for 90 seconds or until the bread is soft and cooked in the center.
  • Carefully upside down the bread on a plate (it is hot, don't burn yourself!). Slice the bread in half. Set aside on the plate for 30 seconds to slightly cool the bread slices and let the moisture evaporate.
  • Bring the slices into a toaster. If you have a bagel mode, use it. This way, it will crisp only one side of the English muffin slices. This will reproduce a very similar texture to regular store-bought English muffins. The longer you toast it, the crispier it will be. Adjust to taste.

No toaster?

  • If you don't have a toaster, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter or coconut oil in a skillet.
  • Bring the English muffin slices into the skillet and fry for 1-2 minutes on both sides until crispy.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice like cream cheese, whipped butter, sugar-free chia seed jam.

Make ahead

  • You can microwave the bread the day before, store it in the pantry on a plate covered with film wrap.
  • Pan fry or toast just before serving.

No microwave?

  • You can bake this English muffin at 350°F (180°C) for 8-12 minutes in an oven-safe ramekin.
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Nutrition1 English muffin
Yield: 1 serving


Serving: 1 English muffinCalories: 303 kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 7.4 g (2%)Fiber: 3 g (13%)Net Carbs: 4.4 gProtein: 9.8 g (20%)Fat: 21.5 g (33%)Sugar: 2.2 g (2%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    30 Thoughts On Keto English Muffin Recipe – a 1-minute Low-carb Bread!
  1. 5 stars
    These are very dry. I tried the different oils & still so very dry. I dropped the coconut flour to 1/2 Tbsp & added 1/2 Tbsp collagen powder. I used 1 tsp monk fruit. Cook 90 seconds & let it cool. Then cut in half & toast. OH MY GOODNESS!! Totally different texture & not dry at all. It came out fluffy. Now it is full 5 star recipe. My favorite breakfast bread. Give it a try!!

  2. 5 stars
    I don’t normally review recipes, but I just had to with this one… what a game-changer these little muffins/buns are! A low-carb lifestyle works for me, but bread is my Achilles heel. Being able to have a sandwich again has been amaaaaaazing! It has a very bread-like texture, and it toasts up really nicely. I’ve used them for breakfast sandwiches with a fried egg, and they work great for a lunch sandwich, too. Looking forward to trying it out as a hamburger bun. In my microwave, 1 minute, 15 seconds is all the time it takes to cook. I’ve been playing around with different bowl sizes and shapes, depending on what I’m eating on it. Thank you for this breakthrough bun!!!

  3. 5 stars
    I was running a late for work after a doctor’s appointment. This was perfect due a quick low card egg mcmuffin!! Had it made in under 15 minutes!! And its delicious!

  4. I’m allergic to nuts, especially almonds! Is there another type of flour I can use in combination with the coconut flour?

  5. I saw your post about less microwave time if you found the result dry. I shall try that as it was dry. Next time I will try the sweet version and less than 90 sec.
    Easy recipe so I hope to get it to work.

  6. I am trying to reduce my carb intake to lower my A1C and this is the first keto bread I have made. The taste was good but the texture was like dry cornbread. I followed the instructions exactly. Did I do something wrong or is this normal?

  7. 5 stars
    Have not made this yet, but going to try it! I have made the roll recipe several times now and it is fantastic! I’m sure this will be as well!!!! We are vegan so I will be making with an egg substitute (or) will this alter this recipe too much?????

    Do you have another English muffin recipe without eggs?????

  8. 4 stars
    Maple Yumminess! Tried a new version of this recipe by adding 1 tbsp of maple emulsion (low carb gel like flavouring ingredient) and erythritol. BIG WINNER! Tastes great as a breakfast sandwich too!

    • I never used pecan flour before, I guess it could work but since pecan contains more fat the bread might be oily. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  9. 5 stars
    I made this and the other 90 second microwave bread recipe, and they were both out of this world. Great taste and texture for both, and easy, easy, easy. The hardest thing for me was cutting the little bread in half, but that’s because I’m a clutz. Carine never disappoints. I am so glad I found her website. I’m going to try her bread next, the one that uses whole eggs and egg whites. Can’t wait. I’ve made her bread without eggs, and it’s the best.

    • No you can never swap almond flour by coconut flour in keto recipes. Coconut flour contains 4 times more fiber and dry out baked goods. You usually needs way less coconut flour or eggs to compensate this and it will be a new recipe to create, Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  10. 5 stars
    I tried this out and it’s amazing! I rarely do reviews but I just had to commend you. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 5 stars
    Excellent quick recipe! I made it today as a burger bun and it turned out perfect. This is surprising because I’ve hated every mug cake and microwave low-carb bread I’ve tried because they all tasted like microwaved eggs. The tip to add garlic powder and salt is essential! It was the first time the kitchen didn’t smell of egg after the process. Really important because my husband hates eggs and even he couldn’t smell them. This is very quick and versatile. It tastes good and when toasted in a pan, really seems bread-like.

    • Thanks for the lovely feedback! I am so happy you can finnally enjoy a keto mug bread, so convenient when we crave bread! Enjoy the keto recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

    • You are not registered into our mailing list. I guess you mean unsubscribe from the phone notification. Those are managed on your side, on your device, phone or tablet. This is the tutorial to unsubscribe from any website notifications you allowed on your device. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  12. 5 stars
    I am giving it 5 stars for the flavor and because I changed the recipe so I cannot comment on the original recipe. I tried the recipe but used flax egg instead of egg to make it vegan and it came out very crumbly. Any suggestions?


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