Microwave English Muffin (Keto, Vegan, Paleo)


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A quick and easy recipe for an English muffin made in the microwave and ready in two minutes! Made with a handful of ingredients and a fantastic alternative to bread, it’s secretly low carb and keto friendly. It also comes with instructions to make it in the oven!

English muffin in a microwave recipe ready in 2 minutes- Perfect for a paleo, keto and low carb diet!

Microwave English Muffin

English muffins are one of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts. A much more delicious alternative to toast or bread, sliced in half and toasted, they are fantastic with melted butter! 

As someone who doesn’t regularly buy bread, I’ve been loving making my own homemade English muffins. Not only do they take 2 minutes and are ridiculously healthy, but they are also single serving. I never have leftover bread or muffins.

Made with just 5 simple ingredients, they satisfy my bread cravings, especially when I have days where I follow a paleo, keto, and low carb diet. 

Depending on whether you use pumpkin or banana, it can even taste like a delicious microwave banana muffin recipe!

English Muffin in microwave ingredients

  • Coconut Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Banana or Pumpkin
  • Eggs or Vegan Substitute 
  • Milk or liquid of choice

Do English Muffins have eggs?

Traditional English muffins do contain eggs, but my homemade version comes with a vegan/eggless option.

If you choose not to use an egg/egg white, you can substitute it for a flax egg. To make a flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes, until a gel forms. 

How to cook English Muffins in the microwave

Step 1: Grease a microwave safe bowl (I prefer using a cereal bowl) with cooking spray.

Step 2: Add your coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Mix in your pumpkin/banana, egg/flax egg and liquid of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk) until a thick batter remains.

Step 3: Microwave for 2-4 minutes (microwave times vary- mine took 2 minutes) until a skewer comes out clean and the muffin can easily be removed from the bowl. 

How to cook English Muffins in the oven 

This homemade English muffin recipe can be made in the oven or toaster oven. 

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Grease an oven-safe ramekin with cooking spray.

Step 2: Add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add the rest of your ingredients and whisk together until combined. 

Step 3: Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center. 

How to eat a homemade English muffin

Once you’ve cooked your 2 minute English muffin, allow it cool completely. Once it has cooled, slice the muffin in half and place it in a toaster. Toast to your desired consistency! 

What to put in or on English muffins

My favorite toppings for English Muffins-

Prepping multiple English Muffins at a time 

I love prepping 3-4 of these muffins at a time, for quick breakfasts or a filling snack between meals.

Simply quadruple the recipe by 4, except for the baking powder (just use 1/2 teaspoon). Microwave one at a time (or oven bake all at once), before allowing them all to cool completely. 

Storing homemade English Muffins 

Microwave English muffins are best stored in the fridge and will keep for 1 week. 

They are freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for up to 2 months. 

Tips and Tricks for Perfect 2-Minute English Muffins

Different microwaves have different power capabilities. Start with 2 minutes, and continue in 30-second spurts until fully cooked. I prefer using a deeper bowl to ensure an even cooking time. If you use a mug, you may find the center seem slightly undercooked.

Avoid substituting the coconut flour for another flour. You will find if you do, you’ll be left with a soggy muffin. 

Please be sure to toast your muffin before eating it- It will taste so much better than un-toasted. 

For a sweeter muffin, feel free to add some liquid stevia or maple syrup

For a savory muffin, add some extra sea salt or spices of choice. 

Learn how to cook an English muffin in the microwave which tastes like banana bread!
Easy 2 minute microwave english muffin recipe that is vegan, keto, paleo and gluten free

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Microwave English Muffin (Keto, Vegan, Paleo)

5 from 8 votes
Learn how to make an easy microwave English muffin that takes 2 minutes and is perfect to satisfy all bread cravings! Paleo, keto and low carb, you only need 5 ingredients and it is PERFECT toasted! Vegan and gluten free! 
Servings: 1 Muffin
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes


  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin or banana
  • 1 large egg Can substitute for 1 flax egg
  • 4-6 tablespoon liquid of choice * See notes


Microwave Instructions

  • Grease a microwave-safe bowl with cooking spray.
  • Add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your pumpkin/banana, egg/flax egg and 4 tablespoons of liquid of choice. If the batter is too thick, add an extra tablespoon or two of extra liquid. 
  • Microwave for 2-4 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and the muffin can be removed easily.
  • Slice in half, toast and top with your favorite spreads or make a muffin sandwich! 

Oven instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175C/350F. Grease an oven-safe ramekin with cooking spray. 
  • Add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your pumpkin/banana, egg/flax egg and liquid of choice.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once cool, slice in half and toast. 


* Start with 4 tablespoons, and adjust accordingly. 
Microwave English Muffin (Keto, Vegan, Paleo) should be eaten fresh, once toasted in half. See post for ways to batch cook or store for later. 


Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 7gFiber: 5gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.4mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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A recipe for an English Muffin in the microwave that tastes like banana bread! Easy, vegan and keto!

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. What a cool idea, need some bananas to try this! And the butter knife breaking the bread does kill me a little inside 😉

  2. There we have it; you need to come to Germany, more specifically the area I live in, and try some of the local organic bakeries’ whole-wheat breads. They’re packed with seeds and the definition of dense.
    You’ve really been going bananas with your recent recipes but I like it ;).

  3. Me thinks this needs some of the gluten free chocolate hazelnut peanut butter I made for today’s post!

  4. I should have thought of all those delicious english muffins this morning when I didn’t have any good sounding breakfast at hand. I turned to the inevitable tit bake. This one’s set for tomorrow. One ripe banana is still sitting in my fridge.
    Btw I am totally growing your German fan base. The girls at Stefan’s office are all gaga about all the no-bake snacks he brings to work and I graciously provided the requested links. Favorites are the cake batter bites (with and without sprinkles) and the double chocolate fudge 😀

  5. I like my bread in just about any form. Dense, light, doesn’t matter to me! I do love me some English muffins, though, and this look so good. I would totally go with the breakfast sandwich route with these. Mmmm, now I want a bacon, egg, and cheese.

  6. I love that you used a microwave to cook these! I normally like my bread pretty soft, but it depends on the type of bread. For English muffins, I need nooks and crannies. Nooks and crannies darn it all! I’m all about this idea…I’m thinking mid-morning snack needs to happen ASAP! 🙂

  7. ummm, this looks delicious! I always forget about how much I love english muffins 🙂

    Sarah Grace

  8. I love English muffins…love that you combined them with banana bread. And the fact that you made them in the microwave…just amazing!

  9. These look delicious! And can I just say how much I love reading your blog each morning, your witty posts just make me goggle?

  10. This looks delicious! I love english muffins and my store never carries the seasonal/flavored varieties. So now I can make my own!!!

  11. That melted peanut butter is giving me some kind of feels…

    Is it earth balance? Because i want it to be coconut peanut butter convincing me i NEED THIS. STOP making my arman “to-do” list (in the noncreepiest way possible) SO EXTENSIVE.