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Since I started this blog I published a bunch of different keto mug cakes.
And this one makes me especially proud because it is BY FAR the mug cake with the lowest carb count.

Whereas most of my other mug cakes average 4-5g net carbs, this little guy only adds about 1.5g net carbs to your carb count!
At the same time, it provides you with a good amount of healthy protein and fat.
 
Healthy & Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie (Low Carb, Paleo)
 
And it’s sooo much easier than “normal” keto brownies while tasting basically the same.
Mix, pop in your microwave for literally only a minute or two and there you have it – a super low carb keto mug brownie that’s perfect if you need a sweet keto snack or I also love to eat it for my breakfast on days where I don’t do intermittent fasting.
 

OTHER KETO MUG CAKE RECIPES:

  • Keto Blueberry Mug Cake
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Keto Mug Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie Keto Mug Cake
  • Strawberry Chia Keto Mug Cake With Strawberry Frosting
  • Carrot Keto Mug Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chocolate Keto Mug Cake With Peanut Butter Core
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    Healthy & Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie (Low Carb, Paleo)
     

    KETO MUG BROWNIE INGREDIENTS:

    This section is where I share a few suggestions and tips for the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of this post!)
     

  • finely ground almond flour
  • granulated erythritol:
    in my opinion, the BEST keto-friendly sweetener.
    – it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
    – it’s completely safe and
    – has a very fresh & natural sweet taste.

    Because of it’s natural origin and natural production process (fermentation with a certain kind of yeast) I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly!

    Even though I’m a bit biased towards erythritol, you can use other granulated keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar as well, but be aware that you may have to add more or less sweetener if you do so.

    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.
    Keep that ratio in mind if you decide to use a different sweetener.

  • butter or coconut oil: If you’re eating paleo, use coconut oil or another paleo-friendly cooking oil instead of butter.
  • eggs: one whole egg
  • almond milk: unsweetened
  • baking powder: look for a gluten-free version without corn starch for paleo-friendly option or make your own one!
  • baking cacoa powder (dutch processed cacoa powder):
    dutch processed cacoa powder has a very strong chocolate taste and because of that it’s ideal for low carb baking.

    You only need a very tiny amount to make delicious chocolatey keto treats.


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    Healthy & Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie (Low Carb, Paleo)
     

    HOW TO MAKE THIS KETO MUG BROWNIE:

     

    Category, , , , , , DifficultyBeginner

    Craving brownies on the ketogenic diet? This healthy sugar-free keto mug brownie is perfect for you! Only 1.6g net carbs per serving!

    Healthy & Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie (Low Carb)

    Yields2 Servings
    Prep Time5 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time7 mins

    What You'll Need:
     1 egg
     1 tbsp almond milk
     1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
     ½ tsp (gluten-free) baking powder
     (optional) flaky sea salt or chocolate chips

    How To Make This Keto Mug Brownie:
    1

    Add all of the ingredients except for the flaky sea salt/ chocolate chips into a middle-sized bowl.
    Whisk until you get a smooth and chunk-free dough.
     

    2

    Grease your microwave-safe mug or ramekin with cooking oil that doesn't have a strong taste (I like to use coconut oil, butter or avocado oil).
     
     

    3

    Add your cake batter into your mug or ramekin (the mug should be at least double the size of the mixed ingredients).
     
     

    Instructions: Microwave
    4

    Microwave for about 1-3 minutes.
    (The cooking time in your microwave may vary heavily depending on what microwave and what settings you're using.

    A broad rule of thumb: Approx. 1 Minute at 1200 Watt and more like 2-3 minutes at <600 Watt.

    If you don't know the Wattage power of your microwave I'd recommend baking your mug cake for a shorter time period (60 seconds) first and continue baking for a few more seconds if needed.
    This will avoid that the mug cake dries out.
    You can test if your mug cake is completely cooked by pricking the center with a toothpick - if it comes out "clean" it's ready!
     

    Instructions: Oven
    5

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180°C).
    Follow the same steps as above.
    Bake your mug cake for about 10-15 minutes.
    You can test if your mug cake is completely cooked by pricking the center with a toothpick - if it comes out "clean" it's ready!
     

    6

    (Optional) Sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt or chocolate chips (or both!) on top of the mug cake for the final touch!
     

    7

    Enjoy warm or cold, both options taste great!
     

    8

    Cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days in your fridge.
     
     

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    **(I try to be as accurate as possible with the nutrition information below, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/2 mug cake or 1 ramekin

    Servings 2


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 143
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 10.7g17%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.7g2%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1g13%
    Protein 8.5g17%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

    What You'll Need:
     1 egg
     1 tbsp almond milk
     1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
     ½ tsp (gluten-free) baking powder
     (optional) flaky sea salt or chocolate chips

    Directions

    How To Make This Keto Mug Brownie:
    1

    Add all of the ingredients except for the flaky sea salt/ chocolate chips into a middle-sized bowl.
    Whisk until you get a smooth and chunk-free dough.
     

    2

    Grease your microwave-safe mug or ramekin with cooking oil that doesn't have a strong taste (I like to use coconut oil, butter or avocado oil).
     
     

    3

    Add your cake batter into your mug or ramekin (the mug should be at least double the size of the mixed ingredients).
     
     

    Instructions: Microwave
    4

    Microwave for about 1-3 minutes.
    (The cooking time in your microwave may vary heavily depending on what microwave and what settings you're using.

    A broad rule of thumb: Approx. 1 Minute at 1200 Watt and more like 2-3 minutes at <600 Watt.

    If you don't know the Wattage power of your microwave I'd recommend baking your mug cake for a shorter time period (60 seconds) first and continue baking for a few more seconds if needed.
    This will avoid that the mug cake dries out.
    You can test if your mug cake is completely cooked by pricking the center with a toothpick - if it comes out "clean" it's ready!
     

    Instructions: Oven
    5

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180°C).
    Follow the same steps as above.
    Bake your mug cake for about 10-15 minutes.
    You can test if your mug cake is completely cooked by pricking the center with a toothpick - if it comes out "clean" it's ready!
     

    6

    (Optional) Sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt or chocolate chips (or both!) on top of the mug cake for the final touch!
     

    7

    Enjoy warm or cold, both options taste great!
     

    8

    Cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 2 days in your fridge.
     
     

    *This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
    Thank you for supporting my site!

    **(I try to be as accurate as possible with the nutrition information below, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    Healthy Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie

     

    Q: How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    A: The short answer is: I don’t, and I can tell you why.

    
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which your body can’t digest.
    If you ingest it, it won’t spike your blood sugar & it won’t release insulin (which is a good thing if you want to stay in ketosis).

    It passes through our system basically “untouched”.
    Because of this, you can subtract the carbs from erythritol completely, which is what I always do. 

     

    OTHER DELICIOUS KETO TREATS:

     
    Eager for more delicious keto treats? I’ve got you covered! Check out these posts too:
     

  • Velvety No Bake Keto Brownie Bites
  • Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Keto Fat Bombs
  • Keto Coconut Almond Fat Bombs (Homemade Raffaello Coconut Balls)
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Snickers Bars
  • The Easiest Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Coconut Bars (Homemade Mounds Bars/ Bounty Bars)
  • Chocolate Keto Mug Cake With Peanut Butter Core
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    Healthy & Sugar-Free Keto Mug Brownie (Low Carb, Paleo)
     
     

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