2 Minute Flourless English Muffin

These 2 minute flourless English muffins will satisfy ALL bread cravings, with a healthy twist! Made with no yeast, oil or flour, this two minute microwave English muffin is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and check out the paleo/grain free option below! There is also an oven made option too!

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Notice a theme here? 

The last time we had Nat on here, she shared these delicious flatbreads. Now? She’s sharing these flourless English muffins. This MAY or may not be my sneaky way to get her to really showcase her savory side (which she claims to be absent…I doubt that)

Just wait until next month- We’ll probably see a Vegan roast dinner made in a blender. 

Wait, no. 

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TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

English muffins are NOT just for the elderly. It’s not true. Myth busted.

I bet you didn’t even know that myth existed, did you? Well, it did…in my head…and probably only in my head. But it needs to be addressed just in case you have this muffin misconception hanging out in your head too.

It’s the fault of bad marketing really, that’s what planted this mythical myth in my mind. English muffin manufacturers should really think twice before boasting all over the packaging about ‘nooks and crannies’. Because you know what ‘crannies’ sounds a lot like? Grannies. And the word ‘nooks’ doesn’t exactly have a hip modern vibe either.

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

How silly of them to pick a tagline with such a potentially problematic connotation, geez! But between those two not-so-mouthwatering words I completely wrote off the whole food for a long, long time, only eating muffins of the domed-top, cupcake-wannabe kind.

But then the internet introduced me to something new that made me reconsider my judgment on English muffins. It’s good at that, the internet. That something was an English muffin IN A MUG!?! Because everything is instantly 100 times cooler when baked in a mug, everybody knows that. Laziness has no age limits—it appeals to all of us. Like those puzzles that say on the box ages 4-99. And I don’t remember being 3 well enough to say for sure, but it’s possible really easy, almost instant microwave muffins would’ve appealed to me then too.

Editors note- Seriously, mugs are life. 

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Anyways…ramekin at the ready, I was prepared to give English muffins a two-minute microwave chance to redeem themselves.

The thing is, most of these microwave English muffins contain egg. So not vegan. So no redemption for me yet. Now of course,Arman and his masterful mug-baking ways has already taken care of this problem with a vegan option on his original Microwave English Muffin recipe. And most importantly on the banana bread one. Always thinking of everyone with the substitutions.

Editors note- The banana bread one was totally made with Nat in mind. I mean, it’s her in fruit and muffin form. 

But in case you hadn’t noticed, I have a massive love for all things oat. I try to contain it and give other flours a chance every once in a while. Like that time last week when I made a pie crust out of almond flour. Almond flour. Me. Not so say it didn’t feel a bit funny, it did. But back to oats

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Just like in this flatbread, I love using oats for bread-y and baked things. Plus, using the precursor to oatmeal in an already breakfast recipe just feels like you are infusing extra breakfast-ness into it, you know? Like breakfast made out of breakfast. Don’t let all this breakfast talk fool you though, this Flourless 2 Minute English Muffin could easily take on delicious snack duty too.

Now about the actual making of this muffin. I think it’s pretty obvious oats are one of the 5 ingredients involved. For binding, this recipe uses chia seeds. I prefer chia to flax here because the flavor is much less noticeable. Instead of mixing the chia seeds with water to make an “egg”, you simply grind them up with the oats into a homemade chia + oat “flour”. Then add the wet ingredients, mix, mug, microwave, and done! Unless you wanted to toast it, of course.

You could go the traditional topping route with butter or vegan butter smeared on while toasty warm for all that melty magic. Or toast it up and add your favorite jam like I did—sprinkle of hemp seeds optional (but makes for a more interesting photo). Or a savory breakfast sandwich. Or make a nut butter banana sandwich. Or English muffin avocado toast. Or…well you get the idea—it’s deliciously versatile!

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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Editor’s notes- This is the kind of simple recipe you can throw in a blender together and pour into a greased ramekin/bowl/mug and BAM- Instant English Muffin. I found the perfect sized ‘mug’ is actually the generic cereal bowl from Ikea. Any microwave friendly cereal bowl works and I recommend it, as it cooks evenly. Not only that, it’s perfect to slice in half, toast and spread! 

For those without a microwave, simply bake in an oven safe ramekin for 350 for 12-15 minutes, or until fully cooked in the center and the edges are golden brown.

Make these healthy two minute flourless English Muffin and let’s raise our pinky fingers.

I mean, hello.

English. 

2 Minute Flourless English Muffin

These 2 minute flourless English muffins will satisfy ALL bread cravings, with a healthy twist! Made with no yeast, oil or flour, this two minute microwave English muffin is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and check out the paleo/grain free option below! There is also an oven made option too!
Print Recipe
CourseBreakfast, Snack
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Servings1
Calories174kcal
AuthorNatalie @ Feasting On Fruit

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the oats, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt. Blend on high until finely ground.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the applesauce and nondairy milk, and mix to form a sticky dough.
  • Place the dough in a ramekin and flatten.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  • Let it cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the ramekin.
  • Slice in half, toast, and enjoy with toppings of choice.

Notes

This can be made in the oven- See notes above
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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 10g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 2%

TWO Minute Flourless English Muffin- Perfect toasted and a bread alternative, these crispy, chewy and tender English muffins are completely yeast free and made in a microwave or an oven- There is a grain free option too! {Vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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What is your topping for English muffins? Butter = nooks and crannies. 

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80 thoughts on “2 Minute Flourless English Muffin

  1. Oh man, then I must be an old man because I love me some English muffins! I mean all of those nooks and crannies! (Haha. Grannies and crannies! I’m going to start saying my English muffins have nooks and grannies in them. Robbie is going to be confused as heck.) Anyways, I’ve been nom nom’ing some pumpkin spice English muffins like crazy lately. So good!!

  2. Oh I’m very aware of your plan! But I’ve looked everywhere–nope still can’t find that savory side. Case in point: hefty jam usage. Also, how do you know I am not actually just a banana muffin that has learned how to type??

  3. Yummmm! I have some medium grounded oatmeal at home. Can I use that in place of oats and just mix everything (no blending)?

  4. Love this!! You’ve inspired me to try a few different mug/muffin recipes! Thanks for your inspiration & I look forward to following you & learning more!

    1. BTW I added a little vanilla (1/2 Tbsp. van. 1/2 Tbsp. coconut milk) Just used the Tbsp & added both in same spoon to equal 1Tbsp! Yum!!

  5. I substituted 1 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt and 1 Tbsp. organic honey for the two Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce. I baked for the required time and temp. It came out perfect! This is now my go-to breakfast bread. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. The first time I made this I totally messed it up and put all the wet ingredients unto the blender with the dry. It was okay but not great. Second time I actually followed the directions and it came out way better! Topped it with poached eggs and avocado! Amazing!

  7. Oh my goodness! This is some serious gluten free goodness! My gluten eating husband says it takes like a REAL English muffin. We’re not vegan, so I subbed chia for an egg and used skim milk. THANKS!!!

  8. I love this english muffin recipe! I use 1 Tbsp each of flax, chia, g.f. oats, and 2 Tbsp of Almond flour. I sub plain greek yogurt for the applesauce and use 1Tbsp almond milk. I always bake it for 15 min at 350. It comes out perfect. I let it cool for 20 min then slice and toast it. Yummy!. Thanx for saving the day on breakfast!

  9. If making a larger batch (6 of us in this family), would you just multiply ingredients by 6 or would you suggest making each individually and baking all at once?

  10. I noticed mine were very seedy and not dough like consistent like yours look in the photos. Any tips?
    Does it have to do with the blender?
    Would a food processor be better?
    Maybe it did not blend the grain into a thin enough consisitency?

  11. So delicious!! I’m obsessed. Also tweaked the recipe by subbing nutritional yeast for chia seeds, doing half-oats half-grits, and adding a splash of maple syrup….perfect Cornbread Muffins!

  12. I just found your website, and I thought that this recipe would be a good replacement for English muffins for my niece. She’s gluten sensitive, and is surrounded by amazing bakeries where she lives. I made two this morning for myself and my son, and they were SO GOOD! I had to be the grown up and share the last slice with my son. I can’t wait to pass this on to my niece! Thanks!

  13. Hi Arman! I really like your blog. I love your simple, healthy and delicious recipes, especially the ones with oatflour. Do you think this recip would scale up well? I want to make these in bulk to store in the feezer. Thanks!!

  14. Wow! I had my doubts but made this recipe tonight and absolutely LOVE it. I followed the recipe exactly and then toasted – yum! It was way better than the store bought ones I got once (only once, they were so oily!) Now a “bread” product that is quick and easy to make on demand!

  15. These are delicious! I will sometimes add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon & 1 1/2 tbsp of raisins before blending the dry ingrediants.

  16. WOW what a brilliant recipe. Had some everyday this week with peanut butter, guacamole or scrambled tofu. Thanks so much

  17. These look great. I’ve never used a ramekin before so I’m going to go out and buy one so I can make these english muffins. What size do I need? thanks

  18. Beci. Make your own baking powder. For a teaspoon of baking powder use 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.

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