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Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin

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Mug muffins and mug cakes are some of the most convenient keto-friendly meals. They can be made both sweet and savoury and take just a few minutes to prepare. For those of you that may not have a microwave, I included some tips for baking the muffins in the oven.

No microwave? If you don't have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional) and cook for about 15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Tips & Substitutions

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.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3 grams
Protein17.2 grams
Fat32.3 grams
Calories374 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 19%, fat 78%
Total carbs9.5 gramsFiber6.5 gramsSugars2.4 gramsSaturated fat11.3 gramsSodium553 mg(24% RDA)Magnesium120 mg(30% RDA)Potassium383 mg(19% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

Basic savoury mug muffin mix:
  • 60 g smoked salmon (2.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped chives or spring onion
  • serve with 2 dollops full-fat cream cheese or sour cream (60 g / 2.1 oz)


  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and combine well. Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin
  2. Add the egg, cream, water and mix well using a fork.
    Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin
  3. Slice the smoked salmon and finely chop the chives. Add to the mixture and combine well. Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin
  4. Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds. When done, top with a dollop of cream cheese and enjoy!
    Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.1 g2.7 g6.6 g74 kcal
Flaxmeal (flax meal), ground flaxseed
0.3 g3.4 g7.9 g100 kcal
Baking soda, raising agent (bicarbonate of soda)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.2 g3.1 g2.4 g36 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salmon, smoked
0 g5.5 g1.3 g35 kcal
Chives, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1 g2.1 g8.4 g74 kcal
Total per serving
3 g17.2 g32.3 g374 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (14)

I made this with canned salmon and baked it in the oven because I have a rule against microwaving 🐟 in my house. 😖
It was so good! Mine didn't look as pretty as the photo because I used brown flaxseed meal instead of golden but hey, it's the taste that's most important, right? 😉

Absolutely! It's just the colour. I prefer golden flax but it's not always available in regular grocery stores. What I do is I buy a 2-4 pound bad of golden flax and keep it in the freezer. Then I powder as much as I need still frozen (usually 1-2 cups at a time) in a food processor and keep it in the fridge. This way you will preserve the Omega 3s in flax.

Good tip, thanks! I buy my flax pre-ground and store it in the freezer.
I made the mug muffins again last night with canned chicken instead of salmon and they were very tasty as well. Can't wait to try some additional savory varieties.

That's right, these are so versatile! 😊

I tried this recipe this morning. I left the flax meal out used almond flour in it's place. Cooked one, then the second one I stirred a little shredded cheddar cheese into before cooking, it was delicious!!  So good I ate both of them!

Thank you for sharing the tips, Stacy!

Thanks a million for all your recipes. They're delicious! Just wondering though if the flax meal can be left out? Would psyllium husks or something be a good substitute?

Thank you Jen! I'd substitute it with more almond flour (same amount) or 1-2 tbsp of coconut flour 😊

Do these hold up well enough to be fried into patties? Can I substitute canned pink salmon? Thanks!!

Hi Aleta, I'm not sure but I wouldn't fry these - baking in the oven would be better. Yes, you can use canned salmon too 😊

Is there anything that can be used in place of almond flour? We have a nut allergy in the house. Thanks!

Yes, you can use just flax or sesame seed meal (same amount as almond flour) or try coconut flour (half the amount or add more water / cream). I'd personally go for sesame seed meal & flax combination 😉

Recipe calls for "2 dollops full-fat cream cheese".  Is this correct or should it be "2 dollops full-fat sour cream"?

Actually it can be both - I'll add it now 😊