Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin


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2 Minute Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin (V, GF, Paleo)- An easy, delicious and satisfying microwave English muffin made with no grains, sugar, flour or oil! Just like the classic, with an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, grain free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Just THREE minutes and a simple ingredient list is needed to whip up this Cinnamon Raisin microwave English muffin which is JUST like the real deal! There are three versions- Paleo, Vegan and Gluten Free to suit most dietary lifestyles- For those without a microwave, there is an oven friendly version!

Oh Sunday. I don’t mind you today. Why? It’s a long weekend here in Sydney! 

Ever since I posted my microwave English Muffin recipe last week, I’ve been overwhelmed with how many of you guys tried it out already- as someone who develops recipes with the hope others enjoy them as much as I do- this really means the world. 


One English Muffin I first tried before the vegan and paleo versions was a Cinnamon Raisin English muffin– based off my 5 minute cinnamon raisin flat bread! I remember the day I tried it out because strangely, we were discussing ‘man caves’ and what either of us would consider necessary as bachelors in our own ‘pads’. There is a stigma that lads living alone tend to live in junk and rubbish. Wrong.


Who said that ‘man caves’ can’t be cool, functional and stylish? The number of single men who opt to live alone is constantly increasing throughout Australia, especially in urban areas. Single men have a vast array of options available when it comes to turning their kitchens into fun and practical spaces regardless of their size. If you live on your own and your living space is limited, check out this epic find which I’m dead keen on….

Integrated washing machines

Every man needs a washing machine (yes, we really do). I may have been forgiven for putting off the decision to buy one due to the large amount of space that these bulky appliances take up. Instead,I’ve considered with an integrated washer dryer. There are some great free-standing models out there that have been designed to save space, money, and can help cut down on energy bills. I was stunned to find that if you go for an eco-friendly model, as these can reduce water use by 58% and energy bills by 22%. GEE-BUZZ.


Guys, I’m sold. Well, until I save up enough dough for it. Until then- I have this microwave Cinnamon raisin English muffin which we toasted our future man caves with. 

Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin (Paleo, GF)

5 from 14 votes
A cinnamon raisin English muffin ready in under 3 minutes which tastes better than the original- Paleo, Grain free and Gluten free too!
Servings: 1


  • 2 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce can sub for canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites For vegan option, use 1 flax egg
  • 1-3 tablespoon liquid of choice I used almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon raisins
  • Almond flour/meal for dusting (optional)


  • Spray a microwave safe cereal bowl with cooking spray and add the almond flour and baking powder and mix until combined
  • Add the unsweetened applesauce, egg/flax egg and liquid of choice* and mix very well until all ingredients are fully incorporated
  • Add the cinnamon and sea salt. Stir through the raisins and put into the microwave for 2-4 minutes, depending on the power
  • Remove from the microwave and dust either side generously with almond meal. Allow to cool, slice in half and pop in a toaster. Dust again with almond meal and top as you would an English muffin


Use 1 T of liquid at a time until it reaches a batter like consistency- it really is dependant on the kind of almond flour being used
Allow to cool completely before slicing, otherwise you will end up with an uneven muffin
These muffins are not very sweet- add some coconut sugar if you want a sweeter muffin
You can sub the 3 T almond flour for 1 T coconut flour but the texture is very difficult to replicate
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Please note- The key to making these (or the original microwave English muffin) look genuine is to go overboard like I did and dust them in gluten free flour pre and post toasting (gluten free original version) or blanched almond flour (paleo version of both). The things you do to make it look like the real deal… 

2 Minute Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin (V, GF, Paleo)- An easy, delicious and satisfying microwave English muffin made with no grains, sugar, flour or oil! Just like the classic, with an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, grain free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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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. Your english muffins are WAY prettier than mine was, but it was still delish! Can’t wait to try this one and slather it with nut butter 🙂

  2. Oh wow, thanks for the feature!! (Even though my name is linked to your instagram page 😉 )
    Is this washer both for clothes and dishes?? That’d be weird. I think I got it wrong 😀
    I’ve never had a cinnamon raisin muffin but I think it must be really good with butter and honey! Or nut butter!
    Have a nice Sunday! I’m flying to LA in a few hours 🙂

  3. Dang those do look like the real deal! I’ve only tried nuked cake in a mug…never muffins in a bowl!

  4. I am seriously loving this microwave English muffin. Made it on Friday! 🙂 Have you tried it with oat or whole wheat flour? 🙂

    Happy long weekend!

    1. How did you like it? Yep- I’ve definitely tried it with oat flour and gluten free flour- I can send you the amendments if you like 🙂

        1. Sure thing! Sub the egg and flours for 1/4 cup oat flour and use strictly an egg white- it makes the texture fluffy 🙂

  5. OMG OMG OMG. Arman you food genius you! Love everything about this post. Cinnamon raisin english muffins are pretty much the best thing ever. And now I can make them anytime. THANK YOU for sharing!

  6. Love the integrated washer/dryer idea…wow! Need this in my life but can’t afford it alas.

    Gosh, I just love english muffins and need those in my life too NOW (: I think buttery spreads are all they need to fill those nooks and crannies and savor their “essence” but really anything is good on one anyway.

  7. I’m obsessed with your muffins. Take that whichever way you will. The pre and post flour dusting is a great tip too – thank you Muffin Man!

  8. Ummm… YUM! I’m obsessed with cinnamon raisin toast and I love how simple your ingredient list is. Adding raisins to my list so I can make these for breakfast!

  9. That’s really awesome. They look great.

    My woman cave is our downstairs office with the TV. Tim likes the garage so that is his man cave if you will.

  10. Want want want. I have a microwave and cinnamon, and I could snag some raisins from the dining hall, but I still need flour and..space. Or you could frisbee the English muffins to me.
    Girl cave must have lots of pillows, a blender, and a fridge. That’s all it takes. Oh, and wifi!

    1. LOL. Confession- we store English Muffins from our dining hall when I was upstate NY. Also a loaf of the raisin bread (which expired on me!).

  11. I love english muffins! I have never made them myself before though.. definitely need to try out your cinnamon and raisin version. Great recipe!

  12. Haha so that’s what I call win win! Lucky recipe creator and lucky recipe makers. And I didn’t realize before how burnt mine came out of the toaster 😉
    Cinnamon raisin sounds lovely. I see me adding some almond butter and figs to it! And a cup of coffee. Or maybe even better just butter it a bit 🙂

  13. haha you really are like my husband. He is possessed with finding the right washer and dryer, eco friendly. ANd plus he loves english muffins (crumpets) with vegemite.. or nutella, or this. MUST TRY!