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.


Nutritional values (per serving)

3 grams 6.5 grams 17.2 grams 32.3 grams 11.3 grams 374 calories
Total Carbs9.5grams
Net Carbs3grams
of which Saturated11.3grams
Energy (calories)374kcal
Magnesium120mg (30% RDA)
Potassium382mg (19% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3.2%), protein (18.5%), fat (78.2%).

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)

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. 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!
    Tips for 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 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre. Keto Salmon & Cream Cheese Mug Muffin

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Comments (8)

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 Smile


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 Smile


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 Wink


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 Smile


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