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Keto Low Carb Mug Bread

This incredibly easy mug bread cooks in the microwave! You can make low carb, keto, paleo and gluten free bread that is ready in less than 10 minutes.

I’m pretty excited to share this recipe with you today. Not only is it super easy to make, but it really tastes like bread. It also looks like bread, slices like bread, and tears like bread too.


Of course it’s not your traditional yeast-rising bread. This is a low carb, keto and paleo friendly bread made with almond flour. But it’s pretty darn close to regular bread in taste and texture.

You can tear it or slice it like real bread and it is sturdy and holds up well for sandwiches, toast, etc.

How to make the bread

To make the bread, you need four main ingredients: almond flour, egg, oil, and baking powder. That’s it.

If desired, you can add a pinch of salt, or add dried herbs to change the flavor of your bread.

The bread is made in the microwave and it cooks in under 3 minutes. When it’s done, you remove the bread from your mug and you can slice it up. I’ve also made a peanut butter bread this way that is ket0-friendly, so you might like to check out that one, too.

Mug Size

This recipe makes enough for six round slices of bread approximately 2 ½ inches in diameter and ½ inch thick, so you will need a tall and wide mug that holds at least 16 ounces of liquid.

You should use a wide mug because if your mug is too narrow, it will be difficult to cook the bread all the way through and your bread slices will be very small. The mug I used is 4 inches tall and 3 ¼ inches wide.

And of course, since this bread is being cooked in the microwave, make sure your mug is also microwave-safe!

How to Serve the Bread

The small rounds can be used for sliders, small sandwiches, canapes, fancy toasts. I like toasting mine before spreading almond butter on top or mashed avocados.


Any leftover bread should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. It can keep for about 3 days. It will need to be reheated before consuming.

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Keto Low Carb Mug Bread

Servings: 6 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
An easy low carb, keto, paleo, gluten free bread that cooks in the microwave and is ready in minutes!
4.86 from 34 votes


  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder


  • In a large, microwave-safe mug, add all ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
  • Cook in microwave at full power for about 2 minutes 20 seconds. Allow the bread to cool about 1 minute before removing from mug and slicing. I sliced mine into ½ inch thick discs.
  • The breads can be used as is for sandwiches or can be toasted. I prefer the texture when the bread is toasted.



  • You can use canola oil, vegetable oil, olive oil. If you are trying to make it paleo, keto, or have other dietary restrictions, please use an oil that is permitted in the diet you are following.
  • You can add a pinch of salt to the batter. You can also add dried herbs for more flavor.
  • Any leftover bread should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. It can keep for about 3 days. It will need to be reheated before consuming.
  • You should use a wide mug because if your mug is too narrow, it will be difficult to cook the bread all the way through and your bread slices will be very small. Your mug should hold at least 16 oz of liquid. The mug I used is 4 inches tall and 3 ¼ inches wide.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 84kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 21mg, Potassium: 83mg, NET CARBS: 2g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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123 comments on “Keto Low Carb Mug Bread”

  1. Luv this mug bread! Thank you for this recipe. I over-whisked mine and I believe my microwave may be more powerful than yours as mine really overflowed (same size mug as in your recipe.) It still tasted delicious. (Do you know the power on yours, so I can adjust the power setting down accordingly for the next time I make this?) Looking forward to the next batch.

    • We’re glad you liked it! As mentioned in the recipe card, we use an 1100 watt microwave – hope that helps.

  2. Love this bread, it’s closer than the many I have tried and WILL MAKE THIS over and over???? I can see where it would be versatile for a seeded bread too. 
    Really appreciate you for sharing. 
    Idk what I did wrong but I had a big hole in the middle of the loaf. 
    My cups measurements are backwards from yours but still 16 oz. 

    • It’s hard to know what when wrong – are you sure you completely mixed all the ingredients? That might have caused the problem.

  3. Kirbie, thanks for the recipe and the mug suggestions. I am going to try this as my bread for a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. I wonder if the cooking time would need to be adjusted if I added 1 or 2 Tbs of unflavored protein powder?

  4. Really loving these recipes. Thank you.

  5. This is my goto bread for on the go breakfast.

  6. This is lovely and very simple

  7. Loved it thank you

  8. I have made this a couple of times now but both times I am left with a weird – bitter/salty after taste. I havent added salt and i reduced the amount of baking powder on the 2nd one but it didnt make a difference. Has anyone else experienced this?

  9. What a simple, delicious and satisfying bread!

  10. I made this recipe tonight in a microwavable soup bowl. Its the perfect size for my bf to have a hefty kero bun. He will have to work out the carbs, etc. I just do the production. I think he will really like this and its so much easier than cloud bread. Ill try making it every time I’m about to run rhe dishwasher and get a stock of them. Thanks so much kirbie. He loves your recipes and your efforts bring us so much joy. Bless you.

  11. can you make in air fryer?

  12. I’ve made the cloud bread and this keto bread. I liked both these recipes. Now I add 3T ground flax seed to each. No other changes. My ‘go to’ breads. Thank you
    Is there a way to post pictures here?

    • So happy to hear you loved the recipe! Unfortunately, you can’t share photos here but if you upload them to social media be sure to tag us so we see the pictures.

  13. Is there a non keto version too? With whole wheat flour? 

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