This 1-Minute Low Carb Cinnamon English Muffin is the Nut Free version of my original 2- Minute Low Carb English Muffin!
When your tree nut allergic child begs you to make something nut free, what do you do?
You get to work of course!
My most popular 2 Minute Low Carb English Muffin has gone viral and I'm thrilled! But my little guy broke my heart when he asked when I would make a nut free version just for him! I've worked on this particular recipe a LOT to get just the right texture and to hear my youngest boy say he loved it.
I had quite a few unsuccessful attempts and my little guy taste tested them all. He is also the greatest coconut detector of all, and truly hates the flavor of it. Making low carb, gluten free AND tree nut free recipes is always a challenge.
These have absolutely NO coconut flavor in them at all. I promise! My notes below will explain all the ways I changed this recipe around until I got the best version.
This recipe makes 2 English Muffins and one is plenty to satisfy.
Hearing my youngest son tell me how much he loves these made all the work worth it! I hope you love it too!
- I've made this 3 different times with 3 different substitutions. The first time I made this I used 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed in place of 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. I enjoyed the taste of this option the best and it resembled "bread" best in texture. I decided to try hemp seeds as my second option, 1 tablespoon in place of 1 tablespoon of coconut flour in this recipe. It was a bit too spongey for my taste, but it still held together and was tasty, I just didn't prefer it over the flax. The third time I made this I used what you see in the recipe below and what I feel is probably the best in texture. The 2 tablespoon of coconut flour serves as the best "bread" like texture.
- I had my youngest son who is the one who hates coconut try these each time I made them and said he could not taste any coconut flavor at all and really liked them, but we did not notice as strong a cinnamon flavor as we would like.
- If you aren't a fan of cinnamon you can eliminate it, but if you really like cinnamon I would suggest upping the amount to 1 ½ teaspoon for a stronger cinnamon flavor.
- I've also tried making this with a little sweetness to it, using ½ teaspoon of cinnamon flavored stevia. I did not like it sweet, just my preference, but you could always add it if you like.
- My ramekins used here are 5 ounces each.
Check out My other English Muffin Recipes:
- 2 Minute Low Carb English Muffin (this has tree nuts in it and serves 1-2)
- Low Carb Paleo English muffins ( This serves 4-6 and has nuts in it)
1-Minute Low Carb Cinnamon English Muffin (Nut Free)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon coconut butter I used Artisana organics
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour I used Bob's Red Mill
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs beaten
- Optional: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon liquid stevia or vanilla
- Melt the butter with coconut butter in a small microwaveable bowl. Stir until smooth.
- Stir in heavy cream.
- In another bowl whisk flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Pour into the butter mixture and combine well.
- Stir in the beaten eggs.
- Grease 2 ramekins.
- Pour evenly, filling half of each ramekin.
- Microwave one at a time for 1 minute. If the center is not set, microwave another 30 seconds.
- Cool slightly then remove from ramekin and slice in half.
- Toast as desired.
Is it beard no good very. Pan fryed it in butter. Good toasted taste and good mouth feel.
Take the extra 30 second to beat the mixture very well.
Just made these. Delish!!
Trying to post picture. Haven't figured that out yet on my phone😏
Love these muffins with flax! All the women avoiding flax need to read the following because lignans in flax have been proven to reduce or even prevent tumor growth. The are anti-estrogenic. https://elynjacobs.com/2014/06/23/demystifying-flaxseed-and-estrogen/
This looks like an amazing recipe but I've had too many fails with coconut flour keto bread-a-likes , either they're too dry or too eggy.. silly question but since this has 2 eggs, does it taste eggy at all? And how about the dryness? Just asking as I don't want to waste ingredients..
My picky youngest son hates coconut and loves this recipe, as far as dryness we don't think it is and of course once you slice, toast and add butter it's amazing!
Can you substitute something for the coconut butter?
Coconut butter can be swapped with sunflower seed butter or nut butter.
Made the recipe for Easter brunch. It was very good!
The bread was very light ans the whole family liked it !
Do you think it could be use as is to make a bread loaf? If so how many of this batch would you use and what would be the cooking time?
I've made an English Muffin loaf adapting from this recipe, not quite the same texture but once toasted it works well.https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-blueberry-english-muffin-bread-loaf/
I really liked this recipe! I added a pinch of stevia powder for a bit more sweetness. Toasted and put on cream cheese and some berry purée that I made sugar free. Thanks for the recipe
I’m curious about your comment on removing flax from the recipe because you are trying to reduce estrogen. I’m trying to do the same, but have added flax to my diet because it has an anti-estrogenic effect on the body. I’ve read that in multiple books on the topic, two of which are written by MDs, the others naturopaths. Did you find different research? If so, would you mind sharing the source? Thanks! Looking forward to trying this recipe.
This article has some great links at the bottom for more info.
Can these be made without the heavy cream?
yes you could sub any milk of choice.
Can these be frozen?
Do you know if I can mix coconut flour and coconut oil to make coconut butter? If so, any idea of the ratio? I've done a ton of searching to no avail...
I'm not sure about that combination. I do know 1 person who made coconut butter in their high powered blender using just shredded coconut and water. I've tried it and it didn't work for me.
Is it okay for the end product to use all regular butter, instead of part coconut butter?
No regular butter will not work to replace coconut butter. You can replace coconut butter with another nut butter or sunflower seed butter.
you can grind coconut, or shredded coconut into coconut butter, I've done that. when it gets to a grainy stage if it won't convert, add a bit of coconut oil to it to get it started.
to use coconut oil and coconut flour, (which I haven't tried) I'd start with equal amounts in the blender. when the coconut oil liquefies, you'll be able to tell how much flour to add til it gets to the consistency of warm peanut butter.
The flour is just dried coconut with the oils pressed out. the remainders are ground for flour. I would not recommend adding water because it won't have the same consistency and you would have to store any remainders in the fridge, because of the water. with only oil and flour, you will be able to store it in the cupboard just like peanut butter.
How can you make these in the oven?
350 degrees F for 15-20minutes then check the center with a toothpick
Is coconut butter the sames as coconut oil or coconut manna?
No. Coconut butter is the texture of peanut butter. Coconut oil is great for replacing butter or oil in recipes. Here's a post that might help https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/the-basics-of-coconut-butter-coconut-milk-and-coconut-oil/
coconut manna should be the same as coconut butter, just a variation of names. check on the jar that it is made from dried coconut. or on their website. that is what you want, dried coconut ground like peanut butter.
Can't have coconut, cheese, yogurt, soy etc. Could these be made with almond butter& almond flour?
Also interesting to know flaxseed has estrogen. (issue for me) Will have to cut that
I have recipe for 'Pumpkin pie squares' that I would love to have converted.
Here's my original English Muffin I adapted this nut free one from and it uses almond or peanut butter or even cashew. https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/2-minute-low-carb-english-muffin/
Thanks for the information on the variations you tried. I just made these using your flax substitution (no hormone concerns and I really like the more whole-grain character it gives) - delicious!
I like nut flours but also like to balance with alternatives. Love your work and your recipes!
Thanks so much Carol!
I didn't have the almond butter or peanut butter on hand so I substituted 1 oz of cream cheese....wow was it ever good!! I had made the recipe before using both nut butters, but the cream cheese gave it a great flavor.
will these turn out if baked in an oven? I don't have a microwave. I doubt it but
Yes I have an oven version that worked just fine, use the same as in these directions:https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-paleo-english-muffins-grain-free-gluten-free/
can i just put all butter, instead of mixing raw coconut butter?
nope, won't work, not the same consistency.
OMGOSH! I just made these and they are wonderful! Came out perfect, and yum! Thank you so much for this great recipe.!!!!
I am highly allergic to COCONUT--also do not like it at all, but the main problem is the hives and anaphylactic shock. Thank you for taking the time to explain that we can use Soy Nut Butter to replace the coconut. If i ever make this, will write an update.
Basically i just like to read recipes but rarely ever cook anything.
Just made this, yum! I replaced the egg with 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute and the heavy cream with some homemade soy yogurt. I toasted it and spread it with peanut butter, and it was delicious!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for sharing your substitutions!
Yum! I love coming up with microwave recipes like this. This English muffin looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!
Hi! Do you think I could use more butter instead of coconut butter? I don't have any on hand. Thanks for the wonderful work you do to help us sugar-free folk.
No more butter will not act the same as the coconut butter. If you have sunflower seed butter that would work as a replacement.
Thank you! I do have Sunflower seed butter.
I love your site and have made many of your Great recipes. Is there anything else I can use in place of the Coconut Butter. I hope you can suggest a alternative. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for all your hard work.
The coconut butter is my replacement for the almond, or cashew butter in the orginal recipe. What abut sunflower seed butter?
I do believe that coconut is considered a tree nut.
No my allergist told me it is not in the tree nut family, thank you for your concern.Both my boys can have it without a problem.
the FDA considers it a tree nut for labeling purposes but botanically it's really not, my tree nut boys eat coconut just fine too.
Thanks for your comment