This quick paleo, low carb, and nut-free cinnamon swirl mug muffin is light, moist, fluffy, and ready in just two minutes.
Busy, busy, busy this morning! With my little one screaming for attention, cooking for a family get-together this evening, and trying to get the house in order, time is a luxury. On a hectic morning like this, I need a quick breakfast that will keep me satisfied.
When I have no time whatsoever, mug muffins are my favorite.
Microwave mug cakes and mug muffins like this make a perfect quick breakfast! They take so little time that you can make them even when you think you don’t have time for breakfast. Now you have the time! The combination of protein and healthy fats will keep you full through lunch.
This particular mug muffin has a gorgeous cinnamon swirl, which creates amazing flavor dimension. I adore anything with cinnamon, even more so when it’s swirled into something. Sharing this with my husband or daughter makes me feel like I’m starting the day on the right note! It’s a generous size, so it’s definitely big enough to share for two – but you can have one on your own if you’re hungry.
Coconut oil in this recipe provides delicious moisture you’d expect from a muffin and provides tons of nutritional benefits, too. I love incorporating it into recipes as a healthy fat. It contains caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid, all of which are unique medium-chain fatty acids. These are easier to digest than other fats, don’t get stored as fat as readily, and have anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.
Who knew something that tastes so good can be so healthy?
Another great thing about this mug muffin is that it’s very friendly toward a wide variety of food allergies without sacrificing taste. A combination of coconut flour and golden flax seed form the flour blend used here, so it’s gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. Even if you don’t have allergies, you may have kids that need quick snacks at school. This one works well because it doesn’t break the nut-free rule that many schools have, it’s easy to pack, and it’s absolutely delicious. When my daughter starts school, I’ll definitely be including this one in my repertoire as part of her lunches!
You can enjoy this mug muffin straight out of the mug for easy cleanup – one mug and that’s it! I like to top it with homemade whipped cream with no sugar added and just dig in with a spoon. Another fantastic way to eat this is to run a butter knife along the edge, flip it over a plate, and cut into slices. This way you can top it with grass-fed butter, nut butter (if you’re not nut-free), or your favorite spread.
Do you like your mug muffins plain, or topped with something? Let me know in the comments