Very Low-Carb Pumpkin Muffin in a Minute (Mim)

"These are soo much better than the original recipe, because they are so much more moist! induction friendly as well!"
photo by Jennifer T. photo by Jennifer T.
photo by Jennifer T.
Ready In:
1 muffin




  • Mix all together in a mug and microwave for 1 min 40 sec! for frosting just mix together as well. spread muffin with with frosting. YUM!
  • tip: if you forget to get your cream cheese out to soften, microwave it for about 15 seconds and it wiil work fine.
  • There are approx 25 carbs in this.

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  1. This recipe tastes very good after reducing the sweetener. I am guessing the author meant teaspoons of Splenda and not tablespoons. I used only 4 tsp of liquid splenda (the packets or granulated DO have carbs) and that was enough for my taste. Beware that 4 Tbsp of Splenda could have 6-12 carbs!! depending on what variety you are using. I also decreased the sweetener in the frosting to 2 drops, equivalent to a 2 tsp. The egg is .6 carb, the canned pumpkin I used was 2 carbs for that amount and 1 oz cream cheese has .75 carbs and I believe even the cinnamon/pumpkin spice add 1 carb. I also used unsweetened almond milk. This is still a very low carb breakfast in terms of "normal" muffins but is definitely not 2 carbs- probably closer to 5, but could easily be more depending on the sweetener used. It turns out very moist and delicious every time- a great way to start the morning!
  2. I substituted 2TBS vanilla low carb protein powder for the flax & 2 PACKETS of stevia for the Splenda. (I only use Stevia & 2-4 tsp seems too sweet for my taste) For the frosting, I put a couple tsp. of pumpkin purée with the cream cheese instead of the almond milk. I used one large egg & actually got 2 muffins out of this recipe ??
  3. I would give this 5 stars but the amount of Splenda in this is ridiculous. I was going to cut it down to 1 tsp of sweetener (erythritol for me), but I forgot to put any in, and it was plenty sweet, from the natural sweetness of the pumpkin. I didn't add any sweetener to the cream cheese, either. The muffin was delicious and very easy. I plan to make another and slice it to cook up as French toast tomorrow!
  4. To address the carb count question, the recipe is tabulated for one serving. So divide the carbs by however many muffins you make, ie. 12 muffins, the carbs would be 3 & the fiber would be .7 grams. Hope this helps. :o)
  5. This is a nice variation on the original 2 minute flax muffin. As the previous reviewers noted, the quantity of sweetener needs correction. I used 2 drops of Stevia & that was plenty for my taste buds. Also the original 2 minute muffin includes some fat (coconut oil ~1tsp, I think) so I included that when I made this recipe. Personally, I think this would be much, much better had I added a pinch of salt. Note: The nutritional facts list the carb count at 35.9 g for 1 muffin so I am not sure why previous reviewers think it might come in at 6-12g ?


  1. I did not add as much sweetener.



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