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 :-)
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||11.1||grams|
|Magnesium||133||mg (33% RDA)|
|Potassium||421||mg (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).
- Place all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and combine well.
- Add the egg, cream, water and mix well using a fork.
- Crumble the bacon and break the cheese into smaller pieces. Chop the spinach and place everything into the bowl with the muffin dough.
- Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. When done, let it sit for 5 minutes and enjoy!
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.