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Get Cookin’ RV Style: Keto Mug Cinnamon Roll


This Keto Mug Cinnamon Roll is perfect for an RV kitchen that doesn’t have a traditional oven or convection microwave oven, but just a standard microwave. It’s a low carb and gluten free alternative to the classic cinnamon rolls we all love, while supporting a Keto diet. It’s also a great way to teach your kids or grandkids the art of cooking by showing them the basics with this small and simple dish. 

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Based on a recipe by The Diet Chef

Ingredients for 1 Cinnamon Roll (1 serving):

– 1 Large Egg Yolk 
– 1 Tbsp Butter, melted
– 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
– ½ cup Almond Flour
– 3 Tbsp Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener with Erythritol (or Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement)
– ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
– ¼ tsp Baking Powder (Heaping)
– Pinch of Salt


-2 tsp Swerve Brown Sugar Replacement (or Sukrin Gold Brown Sugar alternative or Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener with Erythritol)
– ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon


– 1 Tbsp Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener with Erythritol (or Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement)
– ¾ tsp Heavy Whipping Cream

For Coating Dough & Mug:

– Avocado or Olive or Coconut Oil Spray

Instructions (step-by-step):

1. Separate the egg yolk from the egg white over a mug or cup.
2. In a microwave-safe kitchen shot glass (or mug), melt the 1 Tbsp of butter in the microwave (about 20-30 seconds in a 1,000-watt microwave).
3. In a small to medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, melted butter and vanilla extract until combined.
4. Sift in the almond flour, powdered sweetener, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt.
5. Mix everything together with a spatula until a dough with a sticky and slightly crumbly consistency forms. Once it does form into a dough, use your hand to form it into a ball.
6. In a small dish/cup/mug, mix together the golden/brown sweetener and the ground cinnamon. Set aside.
7. Lay out a small sheet of parchment paper on a flat surface or cutting board. Then place the ball of dough on top of it and press the dough out into a roughly 1-inch wide by 8- to 9-inch long thick strip of dough.
8. Spray the top of the strip of dough with avocado oil spray.
9. Sprinkle the cinnamon-brown sugar mixture on top and press it into the dough.
10. Carefully roll the dough up to form a cinnamon roll. It will probably crumble or break a bit as you roll it, but you can smooth it out with your finger to keep it together.
11. Coat the bottom half of a microwave-safe mug or ceramic ramekin with avocado oil spray.
12. Carefully place the cinnamon roll in the mug or ramekin.
13. Microwave on high for about 45 – 90 seconds (about 65 seconds is good in a 1,000-watt microwave). Adjust timing in 10-second increments to be slightly shorter or longer depending on the output wattage of your microwave. Try not to overcook it because it will dry it out.
14. While the mug cinnamon roll is baking in the microwave, mix up the powdered or confectioner’s sweetener with the heavy whipping cream in a small dish or mug, until they form a thick, creamy icing.
15. Let the mug cinnamon roll cool for 1-2 minutes before icing (and eating), so the icing doesn’t melt too much and you don’t burn yourself.
16. Spread or pour the icing on top of the cinnamon roll.

Start-to-Finish Time:  10 – 15 minutes

Cooking Tools Needed:

1. Mug / Ramekin / Small Bowl for egg yolk
2. 1 microwave-safe kitchen shot glass (1 ounce size)
3. 1 small/medium mixing bowl (about 1.5 – 2 quart size)
4. 1 microwave-safe mug for cooking the roll (preferably a wider one, about 15-16 oz. size)
5. 1 small whisk
6. 1 small strainer (to sift dry ingredients)
7. Measuring spoon set
8. Measuring cup set
9. Parchment paper

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