Our most popular recipe, the 90 second Keto mug bread
Ever since I made the 90-second Keto Bread in the microwave in a mug, the most comment question I got asked was ‘can I make this with coconut flour?’ and the simple answer was, no. Coconut flour reacts very differently than almond flour and it soaks up a lot more moisture. So I had to work at the recipe and tweak it a bit to get the perfect keto bread texture. This is perfect for sandwiches, burgers or just as a side to your favourite dishes.
Cooking it right
Coconut flour can be tricky to work with. The texture of this bread can turn from fluffy to sawdust in a matter of 10 seconds. It’s really important to not overcook the bread. You should also keep in mind that coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture/liquid compared to say almond flour. That’s one of the reasons I’ve added in the heavy cream to this recipe which can be substituted with by coconut cream, almond milk or even soya milk. Feel free to play around with this recipe to get the texture you looking for.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
Net Carbs: 4g
This recipe makes 1 serving/1 mug bread. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
Sahil is the master chef behind Headbanger's Kitchen. He hates writing up recipes because he's a man of few (written) words, but when he's on camera, he's all about the jibber jabber. Somebody stop him.
Madalyn CastleDecember 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm
Can this be done without a microwave?
You are great.
Sahil MakhijaDecember 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm
Hi Madalyn, you can bake this in the oven at 170C for about 10 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean. That should work as well. I also do have a recipe for a full loaf of coconut flour bread using the oven. You can check that out here: https://headbangerskitchen.com/recipe/keto-coconut-flour-bread/
tracy chesterFebruary 16, 2018 at 10:25 am
I cant get enough of your accent !!! You are awesome and the mug bread is too. Sharing to all my friends. thank u
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm
haha thank you so much for the kind words.
Iryna BNovember 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm
Yes! Me too! Adoreee! Thank you for the great job!!
MaryDecember 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm
It was very yummy without an eggy taste. The only problem was the texture was a bit soft and crumbly and didn’t hold up as a bun for a burger. Any suggestions for making the bread more sturdy?
Sahil MakhijaDecember 29, 2017 at 3:48 am
I think you can remove or add less cream then it will be more sturdy.
D.McGApril 12, 2019 at 10:40 am
I’ve made this several times and love it. After microwave I slice it in half and “grill” it on my George Foreman.
AnjanaDecember 31, 2017 at 12:46 pm
Hi ! I did not quite like the eggy taste of the coconut bread. Can you suggest something else, vegetarian, to add instead of the egg?
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm
Hi Anjana, eggs are vegetarian world over. Only in India we call them non veg despite being unfertilized. However there is no substitute for it I’m afraid. However if you want to lessen the egg smell/taste, there are a couple of tricks, for starters make sure your eggs are fresh, most Indian broiler eggs are quite smelly, switch over the odourless eggs which are available. Also for a savoury bread use some herbs like rosemary or oregano to mask the egginess. Also for a sweetish bread you can add vanilla and stevia. So that’s the best way to work with this.
KatherineJanuary 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm
Eating a piece of it now. It’s awesome and so are you!!
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Thank you Katherine.
RebeccaJanuary 5, 2018 at 4:16 am
Man alive, all my late night snack cravings are solved! Quick and easy and now I have something to put all my fave cracker toppings on. I can’t taste the egg at all, though I can taste the coconut. Definitely going to have to try to almond flour version as well. Thanks for this great speedy bread recipe. 🙂
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm
JulieJanuary 7, 2018 at 11:54 am
I just had this with pate for breakfast, very tasty and a nice soft texture. I found it much less eggy than the almond version. I might try subbing a little ground flax for a wholemeal type effect..
This keto diet is absolutely life changing for me and all your recipes are invaluable for keeping me motivated, so a heartfelt thankyou from Wales, uk!
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Thank you for the kind words Julie. 🙂
brian sievertJanuary 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm
so one mugs worth is one serving?
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm
Yes that is correct
MaggieJanuary 31, 2018 at 8:17 pm
I’m so excited to try this! Happy that I stumbled onto your page! I love the name, lol! Gonna go home and try this today after work! Thank you!
ConnieFebruary 3, 2018 at 9:12 pm
Could I sub the olive oil for some bacon fat? Mine is coming out pretty thick like corn bread
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 4, 2018 at 4:05 am
Yes you definitely can. It’s a pretty thick bread. That’s how Keto bread is.
VorinaFebruary 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm
Ty this was sooooo good yummie.not even used salt
AllenFebruary 9, 2018 at 11:11 am
Can I use whipping cream instead of heavy whipping cream? Thanks! 🙂
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 10, 2018 at 4:27 am
RickFebruary 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm
Awesome recipe but I’m lactose intolerant, is there anything you can suggest to replace the heavy whipping cream?
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 10, 2018 at 4:26 am
Yes use coconut cream or coconut milk instead.
shilpaJuly 25, 2018 at 9:04 am
With the same quantity of heavy whipping cream ?
Sahil MakhijaJuly 25, 2018 at 11:48 am
ShirleyFebruary 19, 2018 at 7:45 am
Awesome recipe! I made mine in a ramekin, cut in half then toasted and topped with salted butter. Really satisfying! Thanks Sahil.
MadgeFebruary 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm
This made a great bacon egg and cheese sandwich. Better than McDs!
LaurenMarch 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm
Thanks again, Sahil! I was looking for something to round out Matt and Megha’s Breakfast Casserole and this mug bread was perfect! I felt like I’d eaten a feast. I can’t believe how easy and quick it is to have keto bread to go with a meal.
StephanieMarch 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm
Do you have to whip the heavy cream?
Sahil MakhijaMarch 11, 2018 at 8:26 am
Nope, just use as is. You can also use coconut milk in place.
fizMarch 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm
You could also substitute the oil for garlic butter 0 hey presto – garlic bread!
DavinaApril 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm
I made this today, didn’t come out as light and fluffy as Almond version, but I love the taste. Great for quick and tasty snack (mum loves it too, and she not on keto).
Definitely going to try it with garlic butter mmm
MarkApril 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm
Mine just falls apart… how do you make it more solid please?
Sahil MakhijaApril 19, 2018 at 2:28 am
Maybe use less cream, microwave it a bit longer.
AmMay 8, 2018 at 2:00 am
Love it . For anyone who thinks its too “eggy”, add herbs and a bit of cheese to the bread. It takes away the smell completely.
Absolutely love it. I bought a ton of coconut flour because found organic coconut flour super cheap and now using it for everything. I love the flavour. Made close to 100 naans and froze them 😀 (half garlic and half normal). Thanks Sahillll
LindaMay 8, 2018 at 2:33 am
Love this bread how many grams is 2 tablespoons ? Your almond bread is 30 grams I have tablespoons that are all different sizes ?
CassieOzMay 14, 2018 at 7:47 am
Sahil, I replaced one teasoon of coconut flour with psyllium husk powder and just used water instead of cream and it worked fine. Still too coconutty gor me though
KimMay 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm
Made the recipe, tonight, and used garlic/Parmesan infused olive oil. I could’ve added a wee bit more, I think, but it was tasty! I browned it on each side with kerrygold butter and topped it with some melted, shredded cheese. Yummm. So nice to have a biscuity / cornbready something on Keto! Thank you! I just love you and your wife and brother (the only family I remember seeing! <3 Kim
Lisa JuliusMay 15, 2018 at 9:09 pm
This was pretty good. I made a grilled cheese sandwich with it. Nice to have a sandwich again. Thanks.
Niharika KhannaMay 18, 2018 at 11:57 am
You’re an angel, Sahil
LindaMay 23, 2018 at 3:53 am
Can you multiply this recipe for a small loaf and bake it in the oven? ?
Sahil MakhijaMay 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Jeff HazelFebruary 6, 2019 at 9:57 pm
Hello made my coconut bread took it out off the oven after allotted time and its sunk to half the size can you tell me why this has happened please
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm
hey Jeff, that’s the issue with all Keto breads, they sink because they are heavy and there is no solution.
LindaMay 23, 2018 at 9:21 pm
Wow, delicious with butter! My first bread in a week, so was really hungry for it. Thanks! ?
CarlaMay 25, 2018 at 1:03 am
Mine turned out a little dry. I used butter instead of olive oil, could that have made the difference? I still love it though and it’s a great treat!
Sahil MakhijaMay 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm
Cool it for 10-15 seconds less.
NancyMay 27, 2018 at 10:27 pm
Hi. Pretty new to this and I loved the recipe . But what is the difference between net carbs and carbs? Thank YOU.
zerocarbJune 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm
Thank you for this! I really miss the simplicity of sandwiches on a keto diet, and this was so quick to whip up. It tasted great and held together perfectly!
KHADEEJAHJune 12, 2018 at 10:13 pm
OMG Sahil I just made the best burger ever with this bread. Thank you very much. I love it.
Kanchan yycJune 13, 2018 at 1:50 am
Turned out amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe 🙂
DenysJune 13, 2018 at 11:34 am
The best coconut mug bread recipe I found. About the egg smell or taste, I don’t mind it, but I heard that if you pass the egg trough a sieve it reduces the egg smell and flavor, Grandma’s secret for a receipts she used to make. Thank you for the Trevor and the variation ideas.
DonnaJune 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm
Made this today I swapped coconut cream for regular cream added onion and garlic powder and came out great toasted it and ate as an open sandwhich with roast beef.
KearaJune 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm
Thank you. This is a lifeline on my Keto diet! By far the closest thing to bread I have made( with coconut flour), and SO easy! Looking forward. everything I can do with it!!! Grilled cheese!
GaleJuly 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm
I just made this bread substituting the heavy cream for sour cream, simply because I’m out of heavy cream. I had to microwave about 40 seconds longer but it came out amazing and I used it as a burger bun. The bread was so tender and not at all eggy. Thank you Sahil!
JillJuly 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm
Thank you! This will become a regular on my diet.
rohini nidhiAugust 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm
can i make it without whipping cream?
jeannieSeptember 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm
Love this!!! Thanks!
surayaSeptember 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm
Your recipe is great. my fren introduce your video. you like to use simple method and ingredients. i want to keep some on the ingredients at office and make this mug bread..its really awesome. i thought coconut flour can be done without phsylium husk. i also love your keto nan bread. i love the taste to eat with egg curry. in fact i dont add any cream or coconut cream. thanks for sharing.
Jennifer hillSeptember 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm
Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much! I can now have bread that I yearn for! I love it and I didn’t have the whipping cream so I did it with almond milk. I am about to binge on your site. Thank you again. Also can you make some sort of dessert this way as well? Xoxoxoxo
Sahil MakhijaSeptember 17, 2018 at 2:26 am
Yeah I think you can just use this recipe and add things like vanilla extract, stevia, cocoa powder, fresh berries and make your own mug bread desserts too.
JonnaSeptember 17, 2018 at 2:44 am
I made this and when I take the bread out of the mug, I notice it’s kind of gray. Why is that happening? Yours looks so yellow but mine is yellow and then kind of gray.
Sahil MakhijaSeptember 18, 2018 at 2:37 am
Could be your flour perhaps or the baking soda/powder you are using.
Mahira sohailSeptember 20, 2018 at 6:20 pm
Thank u so much!! For this yummy and easy mug bread
Can u tell me which yogurt is good for Keto which I can easily get in Pakistan
One more thing , I want to learn how to make Keto tea
Sahil MakhijaSeptember 21, 2018 at 6:12 am
I have no idea what brands of yogurt you get in Pakistan but you want just regular unflavoured, unsweetened full fat yogurt. You will need to read the nutrition label and stuff. As for tea, just make how you normally do and use CREAM instead of milk and it’s fine.
AmberSeptember 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm
Thank you so much for this recipe! I added a bit of stevia and a dash of cinnamon the second time i made it. Works well for toasting and as a little something sweet when the craving hits.
Mr_AJ_NazSeptember 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm
Thanks for the quick and easy recipe. However, I think I’ll try to add a little coconut oil to try and moisten it after its done sitting.
MelodyOctober 17, 2018 at 11:48 pm
Hi there, This recipe looks great! Is the nutrition information “per serving” for the whole mug loaf, or just two slices of it? Thank you
Sahil MakhijaOctober 18, 2018 at 2:49 am
It’s for the whole mug loaf.
DavudOctober 23, 2018 at 9:10 am
Hey love this bread. So quick and easy to make . I made it without the baking powder as i didn’t have any in the pantry and it still worked. Tastes great with lots of butter on top.
KEvinNovember 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm
i love this as im awful at home baking and i need a bread substitute i also love that you give the nurtitional stuff so i can store it in my diet app.
I have one quick question can this be made with butter instead of whipping cream as i dont have any at hand for now… and also if yes can you provide the correct amount to use and the change to the nutritional information if possible, would love to know how you come to the nutritional calculations also
Sahil MakhijaNovember 6, 2018 at 2:32 am
Hey Kevin you can just skip the cream and made it, you could use butter instead but you’ll have to calculate the nutrition info yourself. I have made a video on how to add your own custom foods in MFP and things like that. You can watch my Keto 101 series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH_l1vZts9k&list=PLjfmJ_cu2bt7wtZWj0FXCop8wjwwkYKKZ
JanetNovember 16, 2018 at 8:37 pm
Thank You This Really Hit The Spot. Toast Was Always My Go To Breakfast And I Was Jonesing For It (Craving), lol.
RachelNovember 19, 2018 at 12:21 am
I thought it was delicious. Thank you. This recipe may have just kept me from cheating on my diet. I was craving bread.
SarabethNovember 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm
This was lovely 😀 I’m working my way through your recipes and I really enjoy your youtube channel. Side note: I’ve noticed that your metric/us imperial conversion option appears to be broken right now. Just wanted to let you know!
Sahil MakhijaNovember 28, 2018 at 2:59 am
Thanks Sarabeth, will look into that.
MaryDecember 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm
I used 1 T of coconut flour and 1 T of almond flour. The bread was lighter and fluffier and not dry like your recipe.
Sahil MakhijaDecember 3, 2018 at 4:56 am
KristineJanuary 11, 2019 at 10:44 pm
Your website has changed my life. Love all your recipes.
LaFawnJanuary 16, 2019 at 10:57 am
I added a little mozzarella cheese to the mix. It came out pretty good.
Might try cheddar cheese next time.
NevaleeJanuary 20, 2019 at 9:42 pm
Lovely bread. Been following you buy first time to make anything. Maybe I can get my son to go keto with me. Bread was his sticking place. Love your style!
Kimberly A VinehamFebruary 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Hi there, just a coupke if questions.
Does this need to cool completely before removing from the mug. Also do you need to grease or spray the mug so that it doesn’t stick or does it simply not stick to the mug.
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 4, 2019 at 2:49 am
You don’t need to wait and you don’t need to grease it but sometimes things can stick depending on the mug you use. I’ve generally had no problem getting these out of the mugs. I do give it about a minute to cool down but not much longer than that.
Latha KuppaFebruary 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm
Thank you very nuch for this esy and yummy recipe, Sahil. Loved it 🙂
ZachMarch 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm
Brother . . . GREAT alternative to the almond flour bread, and it uses less flour! We’ll definitely be using this in the future, especially since we can usually find coconut flour for cheaper and in more varieties. We also found we liked coconut flour in our homemade fathead pizza dough better than almond flour, so I think this will work well for us. Just used it to make some sausage & egg breakfast sandwiches for my wife and I. PERFECT!
Krishna G JMarch 14, 2019 at 9:46 am
Could you please tell me what’s the temperature at which this should be baked. New to baking… 🙂
Thanks in advance
Sahil MakhijaMarch 15, 2019 at 3:16 am
This is a microwave recipe. There is no baking hence I’m not mentioned temperature anywhere. 🙂
DonnaMarch 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm
Just made this for the first time, used almond milk instead of cream and put some Parmesan and thyme in with it, toasted on a skillet and served with fresh butter! – verdict – bit like a coconut macaroon muffin – need to tweak so its less heavy (for me) – it held together really well too – Awesome – thank you!
Taiyeba AhmedApril 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm
Tried it just now with homemade coconut flour and God !! … I’m in love !! 😀
Used regular malai and coconut milk as I didn’t had whipping cream. Still turned perfectly well..and for that eggy smell I think I’ll add some fresh garlic paste in the batter, to make a garlic coconut bread. Thank you. You’re awesome 😀
JaveriaMay 14, 2019 at 6:35 pm
Can I use cream cheese instead of heavy cream?
Sahil MakhijaMay 15, 2019 at 2:59 am
Carolyn NevshehirlianJune 12, 2019 at 4:59 pm
Hi! First, thank you so much for this recipe! I’m new to Keto and this bread is great! Second, can this be made and stored? I don’t make it everyday, and so my cream goes bad before I can get more than a couple breads from it. Thank you!
Sahil MakhijaJune 13, 2019 at 2:06 am
Yeah you can make a batch of it and store in the fridge no problem.
JessJune 24, 2019 at 12:09 pm
Sahil, thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes! This is the first keto bread I have tried and I love it! Is the cooking time to serving size a 1:1 ratio? I’m using a big mug and would love to double or triple the batch. Thank you!
SP WongJuly 1, 2019 at 6:00 am
Sahil, what is the setting for the microwave? High? Thanks!
Sahil MakhijaJuly 2, 2019 at 2:38 am
Yes it’s on high.
GraceJuly 6, 2019 at 2:19 am
Can I use butter instead of olive oil? If so, how much? A tablespoon as well?
Sahil MakhijaJuly 6, 2019 at 3:17 am
Yes no problem. Same amount of butter as the oil.
Ashleigh ArmstrongJuly 23, 2019 at 3:31 pm
Fantastic man, thanks! Made them like u sed, but added a dash of garlic powder. They taste great!
I put them on skillet in butter, toasted, then add cream cheese and flax seeds. Great breakfast. Hubby is amazed that i just made bread in bout 3 minutes
Sharon LAWLEYOctober 2, 2019 at 10:58 am
Are the calories and fat for the whole mug bread or just a slice?
Sahil MakhijaOctober 2, 2019 at 11:40 am
Whole mug bread.
BhavanaNovember 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm
Thank you for the recipe. Mine came out brilliant.
How often can we have this mug bread.
Sahil MakhijaNovember 6, 2019 at 2:54 am
You can eat it daily. If you counting macros then just figure it into the plan.
PaulDecember 27, 2019 at 2:29 am
Hi Sahil. Just a question on tablespoon sizes in your recipes. Do you use American spoons or the larger European sized spoons?
Sahil MakhijaDecember 27, 2019 at 3:08 am
Yeah so I have a set of measures that made in India. So not sure if they match USA or Europe but the TBSP is about 15grams/ml in weight volume approx. Obviously heavier items sometimes end up being about 20grams in weight.
PaulDecember 28, 2019 at 4:04 am
The USA tablespoon is approx 15ml but the European one is 20ml. I have made some of this coconut bread using my European spoons and it hasn’t quite come out right. A bit dry as two (large) tablespoons of coconut flour is probably too much for the amount of liquid. I will have to try a set of American tablespoons. Note that it is only the tablespoon that is different in size.
ShazJanuary 19, 2020 at 2:39 am
Thank you for the awesome videos and recipes. As a prediabetic I have to change my diet and lifestyle, I am still learning the keto way but your YouTube videos have inspired and encouraged me to take control of my health. It’s actually so much fun its not even a chore anymore!
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 19, 2020 at 3:40 am
So glad to hear that!! Cheers!
Karishma RajaniJanuary 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Hello Keto Angel!
I never had the courage to start Keto until now that you make it seem more than possible. Already a fan of your work! Love from Canada
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 29, 2020 at 4:56 am
JoFebruary 23, 2020 at 1:26 am
Hi can I steam it rather than microwave.? Thanks.
Sahil MakhijaFebruary 23, 2020 at 5:54 am
Yes should be ok
AishaMarch 9, 2020 at 2:01 pm
Hi! My husband and I are new to keto and l was already craving bread. Tried your coconut mug bread and such an easy recipe. I like your recipes as they’re so easy to make and will surely help me stick to my diet. Will be trying out variations after reading all the comments.
Lots of warm wishes from Dubai.
AishaMarch 9, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Hi! Tried your mug bread and it was really easy to make. Will be trying out variations after reading all the comments. Since my husband and I are new to keto I will be trying out your recipes as they are really great. Lots of warm wishes from Dubai.
LunaJuly 24, 2020 at 7:58 pm
Just had with wee bit of goat cheese and prosciutto, delicious!
XalerDecember 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm
Hi I tried this and it’s nice .
However I’ve put it into my carb /diet tracker. And it’s saying the net carbs is 17.8g for one mug
Sahil MakhijaDecember 2, 2020 at 3:56 am
Most of that is fiber. We don’t count fiber, we count net carbs which is minus fiber.
Aisha KhanamDecember 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm
You saved me ! I was so hungry and didn’t want to indulge in anything full of carbs.
this was so gooood!
JessicaJanuary 5, 2021 at 5:34 pm
I just found this recipe by chance on Google. I followed it to a T and it came out great! Had an egg and cheese sandwich and it was fantastic. Thanks for the detailed recipe.
AudraJuly 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm
I just made this mug cake….oh my goodness!!1. It is delicious!!! the texture, the taste, Yum! I followed the recipe to the tee. Can add pure vanilla essence for extra scent. Thank you, i can’t wait to try all other recipes <3.