Low Carb Magic Mug Bread (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!)

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!This light fluffy Low Carb Magic Mug Bread is magically Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, and Ketogenic Friendly!

Easy Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!
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The fall of 2017 was pretty rough on our family.

My daughter Ava (age 15) came home from school one day with severe abdominal pain. At first we thought she was coming down with a tummy bug. Yet as it lingered on day after day we knew we were dealing with something else entirely.

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After weeks of seeing various doctors, putting her through uncountable medical tests, X-rays and CT scans, and exploring several forms of alternative medicine, she was labeled with “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” which seems to be a catch-all term for any digestive issue in which mainstream doctors can’t find a cause.

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!

As we continue the search for the root of the problem, we have decided to try handling her pain through diet and supplements.

Ava is on a grain free, sugar free, dairy free diet and is also avoiding High FODMAP foods which includes a long list of fruits and vegetables. (These are foods IBS patients are supposed to stay away from because they can ferment in your body before fully digesting.)

Needless to say, her diet is pretty limited at the moment.

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Although Ava has good and bad days dealing with pain, she has managed to keep an upbeat attitude.

She has made it a goal to find (or create) recipes she can enjoy to help curb her cravings. The hardest food for her to replicate is bread. All the store-bought gluten free breads we’ve found still contain ingredients she can’t eat, such as rice flour, sugar, or dried milk.

Even our previous favorite low carb bread option Cloud Bread contains dairy!

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One morning Ava determined she was going to come up with a bread recipe she could eat, even if it took all day long.

We purchased an array of alternative grain free flours and she set off to work in the kitchen. She looked up all sorts of gluten free bread recipes, and tried testing them, making substitutions for the ingredients she can’t eat.

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The first several batches of breads tasted like seaweed, tree bark, and vinegar. We had a good hard laugh and spit them out. Yet by the end of the day, Ava was on to something.

She found several recipes for gluten free microwavable mug bread… All with rice, coconut, or quinoa flour, which she cannot eat.

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!

Ava made adjustments using almond flour, more moisture, and Viola!

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Ketogenic, Low FODMAP bread that actually tastes and feels like bread!

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!

Ava’s Low Carb Magic Mug Bread is just that. MAGIC!

Simply oil the inside of a straight microwavable mug. Next whisk eggs, fine ground almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt together. (This can be done directly in the mug, or in a separate bowl.)

Then microwave the bread batter in the mug for 3 minutes.

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!

Turn the mug over and out pops a loaf of light fluffy allergen-free IBS-friendly bread.

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread makes marvelous little sandwiches, can be used in french toast, and toasts beautifully in a skillet without any oil or butter.

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe - Paleo, Ketogenic, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!

It has a mild nutty flavor and a light spongy texture.

If you deal with allergies or health issues that limit your diet, or are just trying to eat ultra low carb, give Ava’s Low Carb Magic Mug Bread a try!

It’s definitely been a silver lining through her tough time.

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We like the recipe best made with almond flour, but it can also be made with quinoa flour for those with nut allergies.

Can’t eat eggs? Swap the eggs for liquid vegan egg substitute!

Low Carb Magic Mug Bread

Yield: 6 slices

Prep Time:2 minutes

Cook Time:3 minutes

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Low Carb Magic Mug Bread Recipe – Made in less than 5 minutes and magically Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, and Ketogenic!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon oil (any variety)
  • 2 large eggs (or liquid vegan egg substitute)
  • 1/2 cup fine ground almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grain-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Drizzle the oil into a tall straight mug, about 3.5 inches wide and 5 inches tall. Brush the oil around the edges to grease the mug.
  2. Place the eggs, almond flour, baking powder, and salt in the mug. Whisk with a fork until very smooth. Tap the mug on the counter to remove air pockets.
  3. Microwave on high heat for 3 minutes. Shake the bread loaf out of the mug. Slice with a serrated knife and serve.
  4. Wrap well and store in the refrigerator.

NOTES: Make multiple batches by tripling or quadrupling the recipe and whisking the batter in a large bowl. Then pour the batter into various oiled mugs and microwave. Add 1 minute cook time for each additional mug.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 slices, Serving Size: 2 slices

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 84 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 124mg
  • Sodium: 204mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1.5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Protein: 5.2g
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28 comments on “Low Carb Magic Mug Bread (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free!)

  1. Terese Christianposted January 24, 2018 at 8:14 am Reply

    Way to go, Ava!!

  2. Diana Foxposted January 24, 2018 at 2:36 pm Reply

    I had to make this the minute I read the recipe. It was light and airy. This is a great recipe. I can see how it would lend itself to added herbs.

    Rating: 5
  3. Betty Lynneposted January 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Bless her heart! So creative (like her momma!) and determined not to let this thing get her down. Love her spirit! And I’m going to try the bread!

  4. Margiposted January 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm Reply

    My daughter began experiences intestinal problems in her late 40’s. It got attributed to many things foremost her going back to school to get her masters. It was suggested that this could be a gluten problem. So she switched her diet and never cheated. Fast forward 5 years later and she had lost her taste and smell. About the only thing she could taste was salt. Went to new Dr. and he sent her to an allergist who did 72 skin test and 53 of them test mid to high range and 4 were off the charts so Dr. ordered an allergen blood test and she got the answers yesterday and she is not allergic to wheat!! but is highly allergic to eggs. Eating GF she relied on eggs a lot and most bread recipes contain eggs. So loved the mug recipe and her and I are looking for the vegan egg replacer. We both live in small towns without a good supply of items necessary for cooking GF. So today I’m making this with a powdered egg replacer and she’s looking for the vegan egg replacer. So thank your daughter for her determination to do this and once her IBS is under control it will become easier.

  5. Samposted January 31, 2018 at 3:34 am Reply

    My daughter also at 15 suddenly had terrible tummy pain which has even sent her to hospital.  Nothing shows up so like your daughter she was told it is IBS.  However on the low fodmap diet almond flour is a red traffic light.  Is your daughter sure she is having no problems with eating this?  If she is not getting the pain under control you might consider if it could be the almond flour.

    • Bozakposted June 8, 2018 at 4:39 pm Reply

      I scrolled to the comments to say this. Almond flour is still a trigger for my FODMAP issues. I switched to coconut flour and it’s better. 

  6. Sarah Perezposted February 9, 2018 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Do you know how to make this in an oven? 

  7. Michelle from NCposted February 19, 2018 at 11:47 am Reply

    I just tried this with rice flour bc it’s what I had on hand. It was horrible!!! I thought it might work, dont try it lol. Will get some almond flour and try again and follow the recipe to a tee. Cant wait to try the Freedom Cookies, those ingredients on the shopping list too!

    Rating: 5
  8. Garyposted February 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Can you us cconut loud instead f almond flour?

  9. Keanyaposted February 22, 2018 at 9:51 am Reply

    Made it with coconut flour and just a pinch of organic sugar AMAZING it’s like a quick treat..!!!  Next time I’ll add flax and chia to see where that goes.  YUM

    Rating: 5
    • Alexposted August 21, 2018 at 5:28 pm Reply

      I tried using coconut flour and the batter was very crumbly/not smooth. Did you add anything to it to help conceal it?

  10. Judiposted February 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm Reply

    Have you ever baked this in the oven? I don’t microwave any food & hope to not waste the ingredients, trying it in the oven. Hoping someone else had already done it & it works!

  11. Amyposted February 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm Reply

    Great recipe! I had a similar health struggle -which I would gladly share with you if you wanted- but to keep it brief, I was eventually diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth). The diagnosis didn’t come until after I traveled to India and was on doxycycline (anti-malaria antibiotic) which greatly improved my condition. Prayers for you all in your journey to good digestive health!!

  12. Sylviaposted February 24, 2018 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Didn’t have almond flour. Used an all purpose gluten free flour blend. Was a little dry and did not rise much in the cup. Will try it next time with almond flour. Hopefully it will turn out better

    Rating: 4
  13. Helen Newtonposted February 28, 2018 at 11:57 pm Reply

    FYI…commercial baking powder may contain cornstarch, a grain product. You can make your own with just baking soda and cream of tartar. The ratio is 1 part BS to 2 parts CoT.

    If you have not yet done so, you may want to check out the Wheat Belly books, website and/or FB page for Dr William Davis. His work is focused on healing the gut and it might provide some helpful information for you and your daughter.

    Do hope your daughter’s health continues to improve.

  14. Mary Ann Greenbergposted March 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Love this bread, and I can make it at the last minute.

    Rating: 5
  15. Erinposted March 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm Reply

    This is amazing and just made a huge difference for me. I haven’t been able to eat bread for years. This is delicious!! Thank you for pursuing your goal to make this recipe!
    God Bless you

    Rating: 5
  16. Samantha Careyposted May 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I made this today. I substituted garbonzo bean flour instead of the almond flour. It turned out a little bit on the dry side but tastes nice. I will add some more moisture for next time.

    Rating: 5
  17. TKposted May 20, 2018 at 10:41 pm Reply

    Like others, I’m wondering how to make this in the oven instead of the microwave. Any tips?

  18. Destinyposted June 1, 2018 at 12:56 am Reply

    A little too salty for my taste. I will tweak the recipe next time. I’m excited to try a sweet version of this as another user suggested. The bread is a little on th eggy side, but still good. It definitely helped my bread cravings.

    Rating: 4
  19. Marilynposted June 16, 2018 at 2:55 pm Reply

    I can’t thank you enough for this recipe. With all of my food allergies, this has been a bright light in my day. Follow the recipe EXACTLY and this bread will fall out of the mug just as shown in the photos. Made the toast in my frying pan, too. Excellent. Thanks so much!

    Rating: 5
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  21. Lesa Rumbalskiposted August 17, 2018 at 12:14 am Reply

    This is perfect! I have gluten and dairy allergies, and my doctor has me avoiding refined sugars, nitrates, msg, yeast, and soy because of inflammation that can trigger migraines. I have been looking for a bread recipe that I can use to make burger buns! Thank you!!!

    • D Gressetteposted August 23, 2018 at 2:43 am Reply

      Lol…. so about the oven?

      I loathe the microwave and no longer have one. Has ANYONE tried it in the oven????

  22. LeanneGposted August 25, 2018 at 1:55 pm Reply

    I never leave comments on websites, but I made a few substitutions in this bread, and liked it so much, I had to thank you! I soaked 1/3 cup coconut flour in a heaping spoon each of yogurt and applesauce to hydrate it. The only straight-sided mug I have is at least 20 oz., so I mixed four eggs, a heaping spoon of ground flaxseed, 1/2 cup almond flour, 3/4 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. I mixed in the coconut flour, and microwaved it for over 4 minutes. It popped right out of the mug, but the center was still molten, so I flipped it over and microwaved another 45 seconds. I toasted two slices in a dry skillet, spread it with mustard and topped it with soft boiled eggs. Oh my, but it was good. You can slice it thick or thin, and its tender. Ok, I did toast a third slice and put butter and jam on it, but no one saw me. Now I will have to try it exactly the way you wrote it! And I am dreaming of adding bananas, cinnamon, and walnuts… Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  23. Madisonposted September 1, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Thank you SO much for sharing your recipes for free!! You have turned our lives abound with this bread recipe!  It was super easy and took about 7 minutes including cooking time!! This is the best recipe!!

    Rating: 5
  24. Linda Piersonposted September 18, 2018 at 9:30 am Reply

    I made the recipe exact as listed. It only raised about 2.5 in. Shouldn’t it have raised a little higher? Texture is good and the flavor is great.

    Rating: 4
    • Sommer Collierposted September 18, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply

      Hi Linda,

      Was your mug wider than recommended in the recipe? If so, that could be why it didn’t rise as much.