Microwave English Muffin (Keto, Vegan, Paleo)

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)

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! 
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: english muffin, keto, mug cake, paleo, vegan
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 Muffin
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Arman


  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin or banana
  • 1 large egg Can substitute for 1 flax egg
  • 4-6 tbsp 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: 1Muffin | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 3g
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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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86 thoughts on “Microwave English Muffin (Keto, Vegan, Paleo)

  1. 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 ;).

  2. 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 😀

  3. 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.

  4. 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! 🙂

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. I am already obsessed with the original version, cannot wait to try this one especially since I will be needing some more filling snacks to hold me over at work. I love that it works with my restricted diet without having to alter it, going from just GF to also rice and oat free has been really tough.

  9. When the recipe says “1 large egg/1 large egg white” is that one large egg AND 1 large egg white?

    Also, when putting it in the oven, what do you put the dough on? Just a cookie sheet?

      1. Hi, can you just use egg whites, like All Whites? I do have 3 eggs left in my house at the moment but have tons of the All Whites! 🙂 Thanks and all your recipes so far look amazing! I actually made your tandoori tofu tonight!

  10. Dear Arman, you are just full of surprises! These banana bread muffins are a wonderful idea and perfect for busy mornings. Have a wonderful evening my friend, Catherine

  11. Dang that’s what I am missing – baking powder!!! Still trying to re stock my kitchen. On the shopping list!

    Thank you for giving me something to use my glut of bananas for – I need more banana recipes and everyone keeps giving me pumpkin ones! #southernhemisphereproblems

  12. It definitely depends on the meal! If it’s toast, then I want a good mix of crispy on the outside and on the edges while soft and moist on the inside. If it’s just a soft loaf then I would love just normal soft, pillowy bread!
    These banana bread muffins look to die for! I have to try them–they look so easy!

  13. I think you just made my dreams come true. English muffins are THE BEST. I see myself making this in the VERY near future! 😉 I am definitely more of a dense bread fan, way more filling!

  14. I just tried this recipe- the muffin came out incredibly light and delicate…. Not dense at all, close in texture to a real English muffin. Must be the ratios- I used a medium sized banana. It was excellent!

  15. Hi Arman,
    Could you tell me what is considered a small banana for this recipe? In our market there are banana’s 2-3″ in size and then of course regular sized ones. Thanks!

  16. This is the second attempt. It takes forever to cook. Second attempt has been in the oven for 45 min and is still too soft. Should I separate it into two ramekins to cook faster? Should the batter be able to run into dish or should I have to spoon it in? I used a flax egg since allergic to egg. My batter was very thick

      1. I’m going to try this because yours looks so awesome. I definitely added plenty of milk, which could be the problem. Can you tell me how thick batter should be. Like cookie doe or pancake batter?

      2. Ok, round three and finally got it. I used way too much milk the first two times. I cooked one with egg in the oven(took 20 minutes). I split that into two small ramekins. I cooked another one with the flax egg in the microwave (took 7 minutes). I think mine took longer to cook because my bananas are huge. I might half them next time. The husband (who rarely likes my experiments) said, ” Are you sure I can eat these? These are awesome.” My eleven year old, two year old son, and three year old daughter ( who also turn their nose up to much of my baking) gobbled them down. Suuuccceeeesssss!!!!!!

  17. You know what sucks about this? Nothing!! Thank you so much for sharing your story and your recipes. I just attempted to make this, and even though it turned out more like a giant pancake than an english muffin (definitely my fault for thinking i can “eyeball” ingredients…lol), it was so tasty and filling. Your recipes have given me hope to continue healthifying my eating habits and that the healthy recipes don’t have to taste like crap.

  18. The recipe really doesn’t need any “milk” or liquid added to it. I just put it all in the blender without the liquid and it was fine. I even reduced it down to 1/4-1/2 of a banana and it was still not dry in the end.

  19. I just made this recipe and am in SHOCK by how amazing it is. I’m so happy I found this, it’s going to be my new go to?? you should repost this to your Instagram so others can find this recipe – it’s a GREAT one!!!! You are so helpful to my paleo diet and sweet tooth! Thank you!

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