Quick & Easy English Muffins/Crumpets

July, 2017 (Last Updated: August, 2019)

Quick & Easy Paleo English Muffins/Crumpets – have a British breakfast in less than 10 minutes! Paleo English Muffins or Paleo Crumpets – you tell me ha! Delightfully gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free.

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Quick Easy Paleo English Muffins - Paleo Crumpets. A gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free version, these English Muffins or English crumpets take less than 10 minutes to make and are great for a quick breakfast! If you're in need of a fast, filling breakfast recipe, give this one a try!

Born and raised (partly) in London and I tell you, before I went Paleo I never really knew what an English Muffin or a Crumpet was. My breakfast almost always consisted of cereal, toast and my favourites; pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes.

The thing is though, I always wanted to try one. Weird, right? I never knew what it was but I wanted to try one. You can blame TV for that. You ever watch a food show on TV and they mention something you have no clue about but for some reason you want to try it? This was me with the crumpets.

Quick Easy Paleo English Muffins - Paleo Crumpets. Taking less than 10 minutes to make, these gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian english muffins or english crumpets are the best for a quick breakfast. Have them with fruit or with bacon and eggs and perk up your breakfast!

Now, I still don’t know what a traditional English muffin or a crumpet tastes like but I want to go off on a whim here and say: these Paleo English muffins / Paleo crumpets (you pick) version are SO MUCH BETTER! Also, apparently, there’s actually a really firm difference between the two. Hey ho, this is a gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian alternative for you! They are warm, toasty on the outside and spongy on the inside: these things make my day.

So, here I am, sharing the love! I’m hoping they make you light up in the mornings!

Quick Easy Paleo English Muffins - Paleo Crumpets. Learn how to make the gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian version of this beautiful English delicacy

Breakfast. The bane of my Paleo journey.

When you’ve lived a life of CornFlakes, Rice Krispies, Coco Pops and ohhh my favourite, Cinnamon Grahams, it is the hardest thing to suddenly change to eggs, eggs and oh more eggs (even though, I now have quite a few delicious egg recipes).

Honestly, breakfast was my most difficult meal to eat Paleo; especially when I was on the go. I had times I needed to be out by 8am, there was no way I could take the time to make anything fancy so I literally had to throw eggs in a pan, dash in some salt and scarf it all down, – miserably.

Quick Easy Paleo English Muffins - Paleo Crumpets. Learn how to make the gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian version of this English delicacy

Then, something dawned on me (better late than never), that I really couldn’t be the only one going through this! There had to be others who had conquered the breakfast problem and were able to make something luscious and delicious; both quick and easy to make! Some Google searches later and I found this awesome recipe by Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie!

I used my starting-to-feel-pretty-legit flour mix here: Coconut Flour and Tapioca Flour. I honestly don’t think I could use one without the other in a baking recipe. Just wouldn’t seem right! You can literally make this your own recipe, think of it as the base for an awesome breakfast, lunch or an on-the-go snack. You might even make it a dinner. Go wild! I’ve had this with earl grey blueberry jam (as in this old picture below), almond butter, fruits, bacon and eggs (I know I just can’t kick ‘em), honey and I’m still going down a long list.

Paleo English Muffins / Crumpets

Paleo English Muffins / Crumpets

I’ve now realized my issues with breakfast were more about a lack of spontaneity rather than what I was actually eating. So, make sure your breakfast has as much of a spontaneous factor as you’ve got time for. This is sure to make you want to STAY on this journey to a better relationship with food!

Quick Easy Paleo English Muffins - Paleo Crumpets. A gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian version of this traditional English recipe. Make breakfast in under 10 minutes - these quick English muffins give you a different breakfast every time! No more boring breakfasts!
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Paleo English Muffins / Crumpets
Quick & Easy English Muffins/Crumpets
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Quick & Easy Paleo English Muffins, toasted with a light & fluffy bite
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil (Butter or Ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Flour
  • 1 tablespoon of Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
  • A pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional: if you are making a sweet version you can add this)
  1. Firstly, you can grease a ramekin or a mug with the coconut oil (or whatever you are using). If you’re short on time don’t bother.
  2. In the order of listed ingredients, add them to your ramekin. Using a fork, stir all the ingredients together.
  3. You should have something that looks like a liquid-y batter. Pop this in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds (2 mins 45 seconds - not 30 seconds - if you're making two like me ha)
  4. Once done, wait for it to cool to a temperature you can handle and pop the muffin onto a plate. Cut the muffin in half.
  5. Pull out any pan (I use a grill pan) and heat up a teaspoon of oil. If you have a non-stick pan or grill pan like me you don’t need the oil.
  6. Toast up the muffins in the pan, till they’re browned. Once done, serve and enjoy
Recipe Notes

I always make two when I want a big breakfast and I give myself two versions like the pictures above. I have not tried doubling this recipe or making larger quantities but I think doubling or tripling will work.

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  • Reply
    December, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    Can you bulk bake these in an oven or toaster oven?

    • Reply
      December, 2017 at 12:00 AM

      Hi Kim, I haven’t tried it myself but I know you can! You could try making them in muffin tins or just go ahead and use a bunch of ramekins. You would need to convert the times though but I believe a safe temp would be 175C/350F. Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    July, 2017 at 3:28 AM

    I made an egg free version by subbing in a flax egg (1 tblspn ground golden flaxseed + water) and it came out great, even the kids approved

  • Reply
    Ciara Dees
    June, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Great recipe! Much better than my first attempt with a different recipe that only used coconut flour. Yuck, totally dry. This had a much nicer texture! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      June, 2017 at 9:48 PM

      Thanks Ciara.. coconut flour can be super drying if not used right. Very happy you liked this one!

  • Reply
    December, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Hi Whitney,
    The paleo crumpets/muffins sound like they would be fantastic! Sadly, i can’t try them as i haven’t got a microwave. Is it possible to bake them using a regular old oven? Would the ingredients have to be tweaked? It would be awesome if you could share any ideas you might have. Thanks

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