Do you love seafood and want to enjoy it with a low-carb and gluten-free bread? Then you will love this keto bread in a mug with garlic and dill. This keto bread is made with only 5 basic ingredients and 2 optional, and it’s ready in under 2 minutes. It’s soft, fluffy, and delicious. Garlic and dill are the perfect flavors to enhance the taste of seafood and add some health benefits. In this post, you will learn how to make this keto mug bread, what ingredients you need, how to serve it, and some tips and tricks to make it even better. You will also find some keto dish suggestions that go well with this keto bread in a mug. Let’s get started!
Try keto bread microwaved quickly and easily with only 5 ingredients and 2 optional in 90 seconds! This bread is so tasty and perfect for sandwiches and toast.
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What is Keto Bread in a Mug?
Keto bread in a mug is a type of bread that is suitable for a ketogenic diet, which is a high-fat, low-carb, and moderate-protein diet that aims to induce ketosis, a metabolic state where the body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. Keto mug bread is made with low-carb and gluten-free ingredients, such as almond flour, eggs, butter, baking powder, and salt. It is cooked in a microwave-safe mug in less than 2 minutes, resulting in a soft and fluffy bread that can be sliced and toasted. Keto bread in a mug is a convenient and easy way to enjoy bread without breaking the keto rules. You can customize it with different flavors, such as garlic and dill, cheese and herbs, cinnamon and raisins, etc. Keto bread in a mug is also versatile and can be paired with any dish you like, from savory to sweet.
Why Garlic and Dill are the Perfect Flavors for Keto Bread in a Mug
Garlic and dill are optional favors for this keto mug bread. They are the perfect flavors to accompany any keto seafood dishes or keto Meditteranean meals
Garlic granules add an intense flavor to the mug bread. Garlic is known for its health benefits and medicinal properties. It has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and contains antioxidants that may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
You can use fresh garlic, chopped finely instead of garlic granules. I have used granules with the idea to be a quick and easy keto mug bread recipe.
This recipe uses fresh chopped dill for a unique taste profile. Dill is not only a flavorful herb but also a good source of vitamins A and C. Moreover, it may provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.
Of course, you can use a dried dill instead of fresh for easiness. However, the flavor is not as intense.
Ingredients for Keto Bread in a Mug with Garlic and Dill
Apart from garlic granules and dill (explained in the previous section), here are the rest of the ingredients, you will need to create a tasty, quick and easy gluten free, low carb mug bread
Almond flour, the key ingredient in this Keto Mug Bread recipe, is a high-protein, low-carb alternative to traditional wheat flour. It is made by grinding blanched almonds into a fine powder. Almond flour is packed with vitamin E, healthy fats, fiber, and protein, making it a smart choice for a ketogenic diet. It is also gluten-free, which offers a great option for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
Himalayan salt is also included in this recipe. Often referred to as ‘pink salt,’ it is renowned for its mineral content, containing 84 minerals and trace elements. Apart from adding flavor, it contributes to your daily intake of several essential minerals. While it still contains sodium like regular table salt, it’s unprocessed and free of additives.
Eggs are an excellent high-protein food and are beneficial for someone on a keto diet. They are one of the most potent sources of choline, an essential nutrient important for brain health. They also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect eye health.
Finally, this recipe uses melted butter. Foods high in healthy fats such as butter are crucial on a keto diet, as the body uses fat as its primary energy source. Besides, butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and K2.
In a nutshell
Each ingredient used in this simple easy Keto Mug Bread recipe is not only flavorful but offers nutritional benefits and aids in maintaining optimal health. Their low-carb, high-protein, and healthy fat content makes them a perfect fit for a keto diet.
How to Make Keto Bread in a Mug with Garlic and Dill
Keto Mug Bread Recipe – The Basics
Mug breads are a quick, easy, and satisfying way to enjoy bread while maintaining a keto diet. With this compact recipe suitable for a serving, it is a delicious solution to your bread cravings. The recipe features almond flour as the key ingredient, which is a low-carb flour substitute that perfectly fits the keto regimen. The addition of dill and garlic granules provides not only a rich taste but also a delightful smell. Cooking mug bread in the microwave requires careful attention to power settings and baking times.
Begin by gathering your ingredients – almond flour, baking powder, Himalayan salt, garlic granules, fresh chopped dill, egg, and melted butter. Use a microwave-safe mug, preferably a size that can comfortably hold two cups.
Creating the Mug Bread Dough
In your chosen mug, combine the 3 tablespoons of almond flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan salt, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic granules, and 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped dill. Stir the mixture until all the dry ingredients are distributed evenly.
Adding Wet Ingredients
Crack the egg into the mug, ensuring you don’t get any shells in. Add the tablespoon of melted butter. Stir everything to combine, ensuring there are no pockets of dry mixture. The dough should look somewhat like a thick batter.
Setting the Microwave
Place the mug with the combined ingredients in the microwave. As power levels can differ considerably depending on the microwave, a general rule of thumb is to start with a lower setting. I usually set my microwave on high and cook this mug bread for 90 seconds.
Set the microwave timer for 90 seconds. Keep an eye on the mug bread as it cooks, particularly during the last 30 seconds. The dough should rise but not spill over.
Take care when removing the mug from the microwave, it will be hot. Use oven mitts or a tea towel to protect your hands. Let the mug bread cool for a couple of minutes before removing it from the mug.
Perfect Keto Mug Bread
Your Keto Mug Bread is now ready to be enjoyed. Spread with butter, cream cheese, or almond butter for an extra kick of flavor. This versatile bread can act as a perfect base for a sandwich or serve as a side with a hot bowl of soup. This quick recipe promises a perfect mug bread every time, once the microwave time and power settings are mastered.
Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Keto Bread in a Mug with Garlic and Dill
- Adjust the cooking time according to your microwave. Different microwaves have different power levels and may cook the keto bread faster or slower. You should check the keto bread after 90 seconds and see if it is cooked through. If not, you can add 10 to 15 seconds more until it is done. You don’t want to overcook the keto bread, as it may become dry and hard.
- Add cheese or herbs for extra flavor and texture. You can make your keto bread in a mug more delicious and cheesy by adding some shredded cheese, such as mozzarella, cheddar, or parmesan, to the batter before microwaving it. You can also add some fresh or dried herbs, such as basil, oregano, or rosemary, to enhance the garlic and dill flavor and add some color and aroma. I will be posting more flavor ideas as well. Use the search bar to find more recipes.
- Store and reheat the keto bread properly. You can store the leftover keto bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat the keto bread, you can either microwave it for 10 to 15 seconds or toast it in a toaster or oven until golden and crisp.
- Enjoy it with butter, cream cheese, or jam. You can make your keto bread in a mug more moist and creamy by spreading some butter or cream cheese on top of it. You can also add some sugar-free jam, such as strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry, for a sweet and fruity touch.
I hope these tips and tricks help you make the best keto bread in a mug with garlic and dill.
Keto Seafood Dishes to Pair with Your Keto Bread in a Mug with Garlic and Dill
Here are some keto seafood dishes that you can pair with your keto bread in a mug with garlic and dill:
- Salmon with Creamy Garlic Dijon Sauce: This is a simple and delicious dish that features pan-seared salmon fillets with a creamy sauce made from butter, garlic, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and heavy cream. You can serve this dish with your keto bread in a mug to soak up the sauce and add some freshness. You can find the recipe here.
- Keto Fish Pie: This is a hearty and comforting dish that consists of a creamy fish mixture topped with a cheesy cauliflower mash. You can use any white fish of your choice, such as cod, haddock, or halibut, and add some shrimp, salmon, or tuna for extra flavor and texture. You can serve this dish with your keto bread in a mug to make it more filling and satisfying. You can find the recipe here.
- Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod: This is an easy and flavorful dish that requires only a few ingredients and minimal preparation. You just need to season the cod fillets with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, then drizzle some melted butter and lemon juice over them, and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes. You can serve this dish with your keto bread in a mug to add some crunch and contrast. You can find the recipe here.
- Keto Tuna Salad: This is a light and refreshing dish that is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. You just need to mix some canned tuna with mayonnaise, sour cream, celery, onion, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. You can serve this dish with your keto bread in a mug as a sandwich or as a dip. You can find the recipe here.
I hope these keto seafood dishes inspire you to create a delicious meal with your keto bread in a mug.
You have learned how to make keto bread in a mug with garlic and dill, a low-carb and gluten-free bread that is ready in under 2 minutes and goes well with any seafood dish. You have also learned what ingredients you need, how to serve it, and some tips and tricks to make it even better. You have also found some keto seafood dishes that you can pair with your keto bread in a mug, such as salmon with creamy garlic dijon sauce, keto fish pie, lemon garlic butter baked cod, or keto tuna salad.
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