Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin

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!

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


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)

A cinnamon raisin English muffin ready in under 3 minutes which tastes better than the original- Paleo, Grain free and Gluten free too!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 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
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

What would you have in your ‘man cave’? (Or Girl Cave)

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Cinnamon Raisin muffins topped with…..

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    105 thoughts on “Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin

    1. Cinnamon raisin is the best! I remember I always loved going to my grandma and grandpa’s house as a kid so that I could have cinnamon raisin toast and Dunkaroos and Corn Pops… aka all the junk my parents would never buy me lol.

      1. Dunkaroos? You have them in Canada? They were my favourite but they were clearly Australian. DunkaROOs.

    2. I’m thrilled so many people made your muffins already. That my friend is pure awesomeness right there.

    3. I became very excited when I read the title of your post. I am in the pro cinnamon raisin camp. Cinnamon raisin bread, cinnamon raisin english muffins, cinnamon raisin bagels, you name it, I love it! Looking forward to devoting these. I plan on topping them with almond butter. Oh, yeah!

      Forget the cave, I’ll just take the man. 🙂

      1. YES- I ate it with almond butter last week- it’s mild enough not to detract from the taste!

    4. The washer and dryer I have came with the house and I think is a bazillion years old- wait, I am exaggerating, its more like a gazillion years old – I had no idea there were integrated washer/dryers on the market!!! Iam mesmerized!! Wow – technology!!!
      Also mesmerizing is your microwave prowess – fabulous take on your original!

    5. So, I totally made your GF english muffin and loved it! I have a conventional toaster (not a toaster oven) so I don’t think it toasted enough… or maybe I was so excited I didn’t leave it in long enough… but can’t wait to try this one now, too!

      1. How was it? I’m so stoked to hear that buddy!

        …..for my photography of it, I pan grilled it to get the charr marks. Oops.

    6. A washer-dryer combination that’s eco-friendly, too?? I didn’t even knew these existed in general and while I’ve never owned a dryer before – considering it a luxury and surefire way to make my engery bills exploed – I’d honestly be SO glad to have one now. And one of those English muffins on the side while waiting for my laundry to dry.

    7. It. Was. Crunchy. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I am in HEAVEN! Thank you for the recipe – I have been missing my english muffins, I am so thankful to have found your recipe. Eating clean and getting my english muffin, too. PERFECT DAY 🙂

    8. These look awesome! I’m confused about the recipe though, in your notes you mention possibly adding less liquid depending on the type of coconut flour… But your recipe does not include coconut Flour…

    9. Sounds yummy yummy yummy!!! Is there a way to do this with-out a microwave? We don’t have one. 🙂 Oh, and how do they store? Can you make a few and freeze them, then pop them in the toaster when you want? mmmmm…..Sounds so good.

      1. Hey Jessica! I definitely make them in batches and just thaw out and toast so go for it! Without a microwave, I have made my original version in the oven- I make 4 times the amount in a loaf pan and cook at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or so! 🙂

        1. Since its in a loaf pan, did you then slice like bread? So it’s more of a piece of “toast” than english muffin?

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