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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Low-carb bread ... in a mug !

This recipe has been circulating the internet for a while now … many may call it a low carb classic! It's low-carb bread in a mug - or 'Muffin in a Mug'.
Freshly baked bread in 5 minutes... yes, it's true … it's crispy and low carb … you may wish to try it. 

One Serving
3g carbs
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp. almond flour
1 tbsp. coconut flour
¾ tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 egg
1 tbsp. heavy (double) whipping cream

½ tsp poppy seeds (optional)
For additional flavour, season the bread with onion or garlic powder, plus herbs or spices like ground fennel and cumin. It's also lovely with poppy or sesame seeds. Use about 1⁄2 teaspoon of seasoning for each piece.
Microwave or Oven Cook
Most will microwave this … if you wish to bake, try placing in 325-350°F oven and bake until it tests done (check every 3-5 minutes)
Instructions for this recipe 
see here

Poppy seeds are the tiny, edible blue-grey or ivory-coloured seeds of the poppy flower. The former are more common in European cookery; and the latter in Indian cuisine. Although the poppy is the source of opium, its seeds lose their narcotic characteristics as they ripen.

Buyer's guide:
White poppy seeds are not widely available, but you will find them in Indian grocers.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent them from becoming rancid.

Because they’re so small and have a tendency to stick together, poppy seeds are often dry-roasted, or soaked and ground before use to make them easier to handle. In Central and Eastern Europe, they are sprinkled onto cakes, breads, biscuits and bagels, and added to potato, egg, pasta, cream and cheese dishes. In India, they are used as a spice or as a thickener in curries.

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I've heard of muffins in a mug before but never bread. I think I'll have to try it out.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a great idea. Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

It does sound good.

JFM/Jan said...

Love this one!!!


Tom said... this is something different.

eileeninmd said...

This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!


Nunca he elaborado pan en casa. Siempre los compro en un despacho de pan
Ahora puedo probar tu receta, a ver qje tal me sale.


wisps of words said...

I've heard of cake-in-a-mug, but never of muffins-in-a-mug. :-)

Sami said...

Great idea, easy and fast. Will try this one for sure Jan.

Dianna said...

Thank you, Jan, for this recipe. Thank you for adding the link for the instructions. I have everything copied and have to try this out!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks so good! I need to go to the health food store and get some of the flour in the recipe! Thanks!

Crystal Collier said...

Low carb bread? I'm skeptic. It makes me think of that gluten free trend and how what was really missing all along was the gluten. ;)

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing, had not heard of these.

Debby Ray said...

I have made the flax muffins in a mug many times and added berries, cinnamon, etc. They are delicious so I will no doubt be trying this too. I can see adding some shredded cheese to this one! Thanks for the recipe!

Lisabella Russo said...

It looks yummy! Thanks for the information on poppy seeds.

William Kendall said...

That's unusual!

Catarina said...

I just made one. I liked it! :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Nice size
Coffee is on

Martha said...

Such a nice recipe!

Ygraine said...

What a fabulous idea - bread in a mug!
Just perfect for one...I have turned the oven on...:))
Many thanks for this!

happyone said...

Wow I'll have to try this.

Snowbird said...

Goodness, who knew such things were possible!xxx

Chris Lally said...

Sounds so good, Jan! Thanks!!

Iris Flavia said...

Our microwave is from 1989 (I´m not kidding, it´s a Miele) - it has 80, 150, 450 and 700 W - what do I take and how long (it certainly has no grill-function).
This sounds awesome, too!

Lowcarb team member said...

Iris Flavia said:
Our microwave is from 1989 (I´m not kidding, it´s a Miele) - it has 80, 150, 450 and 700 W - what do I take and how long (it certainly has no grill-function).
This sounds awesome, too!

Hi Iris
Our microwave is 700w ... so if you can Microwave on high (approximately 700 watts) for two minutes, then check if the bread is done in the middle – if not, microwave for another 15-30 seconds, I think you should be ok!
Remember to let it cool and then slice it in half and toast, because that is how you get the best texture and taste!
I hope you have a try of this recipe suggestion,
Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

i have never seen this. you guys do a wonderful job highlighting recipes like these!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you Jan!! Excellent!

Bob Bushell said...

Bread is great, yummy.

carol l mckenna said...


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