Recipe: Microwave 1 minute coconut bread

The banting craze has hit Cape Town pretty hard, there aren’t many cafe’s or restaurants around that don’t offer some kind of banting option. Eating lower carb meals is great, but can often be time consuming. When all you want is a freshly bakes roll for the soup you just made, making one from scratch with low carb ingredients is expensive and time consuming! It’s often too much effort, and you end up going hungry or just buying the rolls.

This bread literally takes 1 minute in the microwave, and is so easy to make, relatively cost effective and adaptable to what you’re in the mood for. The falvour and texture is a little different to your traditional bread, but it’s so cusomisable and can be so delicious. I often make this when we have soup for dinner, so we have something to dip into it without feeling as though we are missing out on something.

This recipe is for 1 , so just double it if you want to make a larger one, or to make two.

What you need: 

A ramekin, or small bowel, basically the size you would like your little bread to be.


  • Small amount of butter (for lining the ramekin)
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut flour


  1. Coat your ramekin with butter
  2. In a separate bowel, add all your ingredients
  3. Mix thoroughly, ensuring there no lumps. This may take a bit of mixing as the coconut flour can be a bit tricky at times. You can also use a blender for this (much easier, but more dishes to clean up afterwards).
  4. Pour mixture into your ramekin
  5. Put in microwave at full power for 1 minute.
  6. Take out of microwave, and enjoy.


This recipe is adaptable, depending on what kind of flavour you want.

Cheesy: add grated cheese, and chopped up chives

Sweet: add a bit of cocoa, and a sweetener of your choice. Or add cinnamon and honey.

I often just make the basic little breads, slice them open, and slices of cheese and put it under the grill to get nice cheese melts, as I said before, they go great with soup!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and you found it easy to follow. Often the simple things can make a big difference in the kitchen.

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