Delicious Diabetic-Friendly Coffee Cup Muffins Recipe

Hear ye, hear ye! Are you looking for a diabetic-friendly muffin recipe that is both delicious and easy to make? Then look no further, friend. I have here a recipe that will surely satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

Introducing the Coffee Cup Muffins – a sugar-free, low-carb muffin recipe that can be made in just one minute! Yes, you heard me right. It only takes one minute to create this delectable treat, perfect as a quick breakfast or afternoon snack.

This recipe is perfect for those of you who are concerned about heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and blood sugar management. Made with wholesome ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, canola oil, and egg substitute – this muffin recipe is both delicious and diet-friendly.

But do not be fooled by its healthy ingredients because it is also bursting with flavors. The combination of cinnamon and vanilla extract will wake up your taste buds as the raisins and carrots add depth to every bite.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your coffee mug and let us start creating these mouth-watering Coffee Cup Muffins.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cup Muffins (Diabetic)
Coffee Cup Muffins (Diabetic)

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather round coffee lovers and health enthusiasts alike, for I have a recipe that will surely please both. The coffee cup muffins are not your ordinary muffin, nay, they are diabetic-friendly and low in carbs, making them a guilt-free pleasure.

You may wonder why you should love this recipe? Well, let me tell thee. First and foremost, the ingredient list is wholesome and good for thee. The muffins contain carrots and raisins along with unsweetened applesauce and canola oil. These will keep your heart happy and healthy while satisfying your sweet cravings.

But there’s more to these muffins than just the ingredients. They are incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up in 1 minute flat! Just add all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder along with Splenda sugar substitute, cinnamon, egg substitute and vanilla extract into a microwave-safe mug stir the ingredients together, microwave for 30 seconds and voila! You now have a freshly baked muffin that will fill your kitchen with its aroma and delectable taste.

This recipe is versatile too; you can switch up the ingredients according to your taste preferences. Substitute the raisins for blueberries or even chocolate chips; you can also turn them into egg muffins or pumpkin muffins by switching up the ingredients.

So why not give these coffee cup muffins a try? They’re perfect for hectic mornings when you barely have time to make breakfast or when you need an afternoon snack without derailing your blood sugar levels. These muffins are both delicious and nutritious and will surely put a smile on every coffee lover’s face.

Ingredient List

 A delicious and guilt-free diabetic treat
A delicious and guilt-free diabetic treat

Here are the ingredients you need to make these delicious coffee cup muffins:

  • Whole grain all-purpose flour: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
  • Splenda sugar substitute: 1/4 cup (or any other sugar substitute of your choice)
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsweetened applesauce: 1/4 cup
  • Canola oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters): 1/4 cup
  • Carrot, grated: 1/4 cup
  • Raisins: 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

Optional ingredients for variations and substitutions:
– Flax seed: 1 tablespoon (can be substituted for egg substitute)
– Coconut flour (for gluten-free option): use half amount of all-purpose flour and add 1 tablespoon coconut flour
– Blueberries or chocolate chips for blueberry or chocolate muffin variation

These muffins are low-carb and diabetic-friendly, perfect for those with type 2 diabetes or anyone looking to keep their blood sugar levels in check.

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins are so easy to make!
These muffins are so easy to make!

Now, let’s dive into how to whip up these delicious Coffee Cup Muffins in just a matter of minutes!


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handful of raisins (optional)


  1. Start by whisking together the dry ingredients in a microwave-safe mug or ramekin.
  2. Next, add in the grated carrots and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, canola oil, egg substitute, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture until everything is well-combined.
  5. If you’re using raisins, fold them into the batter now.
  6. Microwave your mug muffin for about a minute and thirty seconds or until you see that it has risen and cooked through.


  • Don’t overfill your coffee cup or else your Coffee Cup Muffin won’t have enough space to rise properly.
  • Add blueberries instead of raisins for a tasty twist!
  • Feel free to top your Coffee Cup Muffin with a dollop of whipped cream or some cream cheese frosting for a fun treat!

Now that you know how to make these scrumptious Coffee Cup Muffins, give them a try! They’re perfect for anyone looking for an easy low-carb, diabetic-friendly, and delicious muffin recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Fulfill your sweet cravings without worrying about your blood sugar
Fulfill your sweet cravings without worrying about your blood sugar

One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be easily customized to suit your preferences and dietary needs. Here are some substitution and variation suggestions:

– Raisins: If you’re not a fan of raisins, feel free to leave them out or swap them for another dried fruit like chopped dates, cranberries, or apricots.

– Carrot: The grated carrot in this recipe adds moisture and sweetness, but you can use other vegetables like zucchini or sweet potato if you prefer.

– Vanilla extract: Use any extract of your choice like almond extract or maple extract for a different flavor profile.

– Unsweetened applesauce: While unsweetened applesauce keeps the muffins moist, you can also use mashed bananas or pumpkin puree.

– Canola oil: Swap canola oil with sunflower oil or coconut oil.

– All-purpose flour: If you want to make these muffins lower in carbs, you can replace all-purpose flour with almond flour, coconut flour, flaxseed meal or oat bran. Just be sure to adjust the quantities as needed since gluten-free flours vary.

– Splenda sugar substitute: If you’re not a fan of Splenda sugar substitute, other sugar substitutes like stevia, monk fruit or erythritol will work too.

– Baking powder and baking soda: Some people experience digestive discomfort when consuming these ingredients. You can replace them with natural leavening ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice or cream of tartar.

By making substitutions based on your dietary needs and preferences, you can create delicious variations of this coffee cup muffins recipe that meet your specific nutritional goals.

Serving and Pairing

 I can't believe these muffins are sugar-free!
I can’t believe these muffins are sugar-free!

Enjoy these delightful Coffee Cup Muffins straight out of the microwave or let them cool down for a bit. These muffins make a perfect breakfast, a satisfying snack, or dessert after a meal.

If you want to elevate the flavors of these muffins, try serving them with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of chopped nuts, fresh berries or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

These muffins are also versatile enough that they can be paired with your favorite cup of coffee, tea, chai latte or hot chocolate. For an extra cozy experience, consider enjoying these muffins while wrapped in your favorite blanket with your feet up by the fire.

Regardless of how you serve these Coffee Cup Muffins, they are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Bon appetit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Coffee and muffins? Yes, please!
Coffee and muffins? Yes, please!

Coffee Cup Muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast or snack option that can be kept fresh for several days. Once you’ve baked the muffins, allow them to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze them for later use.

To reheat the muffins, either use a microwave or oven. For the microwave, place one muffin on a microwave-safe plate and heat it for 10-15 seconds. If you’re reheating multiple muffins, increase the time per muffin by a few seconds. For the oven, preheat it to 350°F (175°C) and bake the muffins for 5-7 minutes until they’re warm and slightly crispy.

One great thing about these diabetic-friendly muffins is that they can be easily customized to suit a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions. You can substitute some ingredients as per your preference or dietary restrictions. If you have gluten-free or low-carb requirements, consider using coconut flour or flax seed as an alternative to all-purpose flour.

In conclusion, these Coffee Cup Muffins are not only delicious but also easy to make and store to have on hand when you need a quick and healthy snack. Just bake them ahead of time, store them properly and reheat as needed for a convenient and diabetes-friendly treat!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack
Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack

To achieve the perfect coffee cup muffins, here are some helpful tips to take note of:

1. Use a microwave-safe mug: Make sure to use a microwave-safe mug or cup when making your muffins in the microwave. Do not use a plastic container as it may not hold up the heat and could melt in the microwave.

2. Measure accurately: Be sure to measure all ingredients correctly using measuring cups or spoons. Even a slight variation in measurements can ruin the texture and taste of the muffin.

3. Mix thoroughly: Stirring the ingredients thoroughly helps to distribute everything evenly, resulting in a uniform texture and flavor.

4. Add raisins or carrot: To add more depth of flavor and texture, consider adding raisins or shredded carrots to your recipe.

5. Softened applesauce: Using unsweetened applesauce instead of oil lowers the calorie count while keeping moisture in the cake.

6. Allow cooling time: Once cooked, give time for your muffin to cool before taking a bite.

7. Store properly: Place any leftover muffins in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

By following these tips, you are guaranteed to get delicious and fluffy coffee cup muffins that are perfect for every occasion!


Before concluding this recipe article, let me address some frequently asked questions. These FAQ answers will help you clear any doubts and make a perfect batch of these diabetic-friendly coffee cup muffins. Read on to find out more.

Are muffins okay for diabetics?

According to experts in nutrition, English muffins are classified as foods with low-carb content since they contain 46 grams of carbohydrates, including starch, per 100 grams of serving. Including low-carbohydrate foods in your diet has been proven to aid in decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Can diabetics eat whole grain muffins?

Incorporating whole-grain products into one’s diet can bring about an array of healthful benefits. Studies have demonstrated a link between whole-grain consumption and a lower likelihood of developing heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, individuals with diabetes can benefit from selecting whole grains as opposed to refined grains to help keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these coffee cup muffins are the perfect treat for anyone looking for a delicious and diabetes-friendly snack. Not only do they satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also provide you with valuable nutrients thanks to wholesome ingredients like carrots, raisins, and flax seed.

These easy low-carb muffins are versatile and can be adapted to suit your preferences, whether you prefer lemon blueberry muffins, apple muffins, pumpkin muffins, or even chocolate chip muffins. Plus, the fact that you can make them in just one minute in a microwave-safe mug makes them perfect for busy individuals who don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.

So if you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack that won’t spike your blood sugar levels or result in heart disease and type 2 diabetes, give these coffee cup muffins a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Coffee Cup Muffins (Diabetic)

Coffee Cup Muffins (Diabetic) Recipe

I found this in a "Cooking for 1 or 2" book, in the diabetic section. I use muffin tins and just put water in the extra openings. Makes in 2 (8 ounces each) oven proof coffee cups.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Diabetic-friendly
Calories 319.4 kcal


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/8 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrot (I buy pre-shredded carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Lightly spray coffee cups (or tins) with nonstick spray.
  • Combine flour, Splenda, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg substitute, oil, applesauce and vanilla extract about 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Add carrots and raisins to mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg and carrot mixture stirring till smooth.
  • Spoon batter into cups (or tins).
  • Push the shredded carrots into the top to smooth.
  • Place cups (or tins) on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes, if in cup,loosen edges and slide out onto serving plate.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 208gCalories: 319.4kcalCarbohydrates: 45.7gProtein: 12.4gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.6mgSodium: 399.5mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 9g
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