How to Make 4+ DOZEN Amazing Low-Carb Muffin in a Minute Recipes

Whether you call them a MIM, muffin-in-a-mug or muffin-in-a-minute they are low-carb cupcakes that you can enjoy and still stick to a less than 20 net carbs a day lifestyle! 

4+ dozen low carb muffin in a minute recipes

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I had honestly never heard of MIMs before I started eating low-carb almost 4 years ago. Now I don’t know how I did without them! How else can you make a sweet, delicious muffin or cupcake (depending on the ingredients) in about 5 minutes start to finish?  My husband loves it when he sees me getting out the mug, egg, nut flours, flavorings, etc. and my grandkids think they are magical!

We can mix up all sorts of ingredients to suit whomever is eating it… so while I can make a low-carb chocolate one for my husband (they are good size so we normally split one between us) and I we can easily throw in a handful of chocolate ships for the kids in theirs! Topped with some fresh sliced strawberry, low-carb ice cream and whipped cream they make a dessert special enough for guests! Freshly “baked” cupcakes they love, tailored to their own tastes… chips, chopped nuts, etc! I have even been known to rough chop a Russell Stover’s toffee crunch candy and toss it in! YUMMY!  

Let’s get going with this certified low-carb delicious roundup of all sorts of muffin-in-a mug recipes! I guarantee you once you start playing with them you will be mixing it up too!  For this roundup I am going to concentrate on those recipes that I consider dessert. Watch for another to follow soon that will center on breakfast/brunch MIMs. 

Here’s my basic, go to recipe that I use as my jumping off point:

Basic Muffin-in-a-Mug
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This is a simple, basic muffin-in-a-minute recipe that is great for tweaking! Add ingredients for each person you are serving! Fast and easy!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 muffin
  1. Spray the inside of a mug, large coffee cup or silicone cupcake mold lightly with a non-stick spray.
  2. Add butter to mug and microwave until melted.
  3. Measure in all remaining ingredients (making sure egg does not come in contact with the hot butter) and mix thoroughly with a fork just until no lumps remain.
  4. Microwave 2 minutes or until set.
  5. Turn out of mug onto serving plate and garnish as desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 412 Fat: 39 Carbohydrates: 9 Fiber: 4

If this recipe looks familiar it’s probably because you have seen a variation of it in my Lemon Poppyseed recipe!  When making that one I used 1 tablespoon of pure lemon juice and added some poppy seeds:

As long as we have started on a roll… no pun intended… let’s keep going with some alternate flavors that are different than the traditional take on chocolate cupcakes. Don’t worry, we’ll get there so be sure to catch all the pages of this big roundup!  

While alternative flavors these still all qualify as dessert:

Be SURE to stay tuned for page TWO and even
MORE FLAVORS of Muffins in a Minute!


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