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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!
4.9 from 28 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, Cholesterol: 54mg, 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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98 comments on “Keto Low Carb Mug Bread”

  1. good recipe thanks for sharing

  2. When I make this bread I add sunflower seeds to it. I prefer it sweet though to be honest. Same ingredients as above, but with sweetener, strawberries, vanilla essence, and some lemon juice. When done in the microwave, I then toast them. So it comes out like a fruit loaf. I then add some berries on top with cream.

  3. OMG what can i say!! Yummy. Just what i was needing

  4. Instead of almond flour can I use all purpose flour?

  5. Great recipe.I made it in a pyrex dish the same size as a slice of bread.I also added a bit of salt.Winner .

  6. I have been making bread with the same ingredients but slightly different proportions. It worked out GREAT! I love this recipe!

  7. This is a good bread I toasted it quite delicious ? 

  8. Thank you!!!! Omg this bread was amazing super easy ingredients that anyone on keto has at home!! Saved my night made some awesome breakfast sandwiches for dinner. 

  9. Made this today for the first time….and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna change my life. I ate the first slice with avocado for breakfast, but I think I didn’t toast it long enough. I tried a second slice at supper with cream cheese and dill, toasting it much longer…and omg! I was blown away. Thank you so much for sharing. 

  10. Have been making this bread for awhile. I use 1 tablespoon of butter instead of oil and add a dash of salt. Delicious!!

  11. Loved it! I slice it and toast it in the electric oven… nice

  12. This turned out really good. Very simple to make straight forward and doesn’t have the eggy taste that most microwave breads have. Will definitely make again. 

  13. One thing I noticed about this recipe is that you don’t have posted whether there is a fibre content to it being that you’re using almond flour!

  14. Absolutely the best keto mug bread recipe that I’ve tried…and I’ve tried a lot! I use a microwaveable soup mug…much wider than a regular mug, but it works perfectly and results in 3 good-sized slices. Today I made  it and topped a slice with cream cheese, sliced avocado, a couple of slices of smoked salmon, and finished it off with a soft-boiled egg. Heaven! Thanks for your great recipes, Kirbie!

  15. Love, love this recipe!  I think this is the best tasting mug bread.  Great for savoury and sweet toppings.  Thank you fir this wonderful recipe Kirbie.

  16. Really nice bread. I like to toast it too.
    This is a good substitute for breakfast bread. Thanks.

  17. just made it ! super easy !! and definitely gives the taste, feel and texture of a piece of bread .i will use this all the time from now on !! thank you so very much !!

  18. This came out great. Used a large microwaveable soup cup, worked great.
    Got 4 1/2inch slices.

  19. Thank you for a great recipe! Toasted, topped with almond butter and avocado . . .Yum!

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