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Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin

|Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin

When you get hungry, it's more likely to be tempted and have an unhealthy snack. Being able to quickly make a low-carb snack like this one will help you stick with the ketogenic diet. I love the convenience of mug muffins. Just like most of you, I don't always have time to cook - mug muffins, avocados, hard boiled eggs are my go-to keto meals. If you don't have a microwave, I included some tips for baking the muffins in the oven :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving):

3.4 grams 6.7 grams 19.7 grams 31.2 grams 11.1 grams 390 calories
Total Carbs10.1grams
Net Carbs3.4grams
of which Saturated11.1grams
Magnesium133mg (33% RDA)
Potassium421mg (21% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (21%), fat (75%).

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

Basic savoury mug muffin mix:
  • 2-3 slices crisped up bacon (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 50 g feta cheese or other soft cheese (1.8 oz)
  • 3 tbsp cooked & drained spinach (30 g/ 1.1 oz)

If you need to make this recipe nut-free, use more flaxmeal (same amount) or coconut flour (half the amount). When using ingredients, always go by their weight, especially in case of baked goods. Measures such as cups may vary depending on a product / brand. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).


  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and combine well. |Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin
  2. Add the egg, cream, water and mix well using a fork.
    |Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin
  3. Crumble the bacon and break the cheese into smaller pieces. Chop the spinach and place everything into the bowl with the muffin dough.
    |Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin
  4. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. When done, let it sit for 5 minutes and enjoy!
    |Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Mug Muffin


Cooking in the oven: If you don't have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 20 minutes or until crispy on top and firm inside.

Crisping up the bacon: Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375 F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking paper, leaving space so they don't overlap. Place the tray in the oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown. The time depends on the thickness of the bacon slices. When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.

Cooking the spinach: Fill a sauce pan with water and bring to a boil over a high heat. Once simmering, add the spinach and cook for just about a minute until wilted. Transfer the leaves into a bowl with cold water. Then, strain and squeeze the water out of the leaves. If you're using frozen and thawed spinach, make sure you squeeze any water out.

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Comments (2)

Just wanted to say thanks for all the recipes! I've been researching and reading up on Keto the past few days and I'm about to start it tomorrow. Just a few questions:
You say the zucchini/eggplant/mushroom ect chips are very occasional snacks. How often? I get that there's a set carb limit for best results and so it all works, I just ask because I'm already on a low-sulphur diet which is very limiting and therefore I'm not allowed eggs, onion, garlic and getting sick of meat, plus more. Out of the listed snacks/extras on your 7 day keto plan, which would you say would be the best? I just ask because I might be needing to snack more? I don't even know if that'll be possible to stay within carb intake. Any info would be appreciated!


Hi Rebecca, thank you!. I think that low-carb chips & crisps won't be the best option, at least not for this purpose. You can have them as long as you don't hoover your carb limit but there are other foods that are much better for appetite control. How about avocados or a handful of macadamia nuts? Both are very low in carbs and will help yeasty fuller for longer. Hope this helps!


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