Mikey’s English Muffins are a Paleo Solution to Convenient Bread

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Once upon a time, Mikey’s English Muffins revolutionized the paleo world. They were the first dairy-free, paleo bread to hit the mainstream, and even landed for a while at Walmart. Over time, Walmart discovered this clean label was a little too unique for their inventory, but Mikey’s English Muffins are still sold at natural food stores and online, and are a staple in many special diet homes.

Mikey's English Muffins Reviews and Info - Paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free!

Tasting Notes for Mikey’s English Muffins

We were pleased to find that Mikey’s English Muffins are light, tender, and definitely bread-like, making them oh-so-versatile. The round shape is perfect for everything from toast to burgers. That said, they aren’t airy like English Muffins. They have more of a wheat bread vibe and required a bit of coaxing to crisp up in the toaster.

They are generally cohesive (no crumbs!) and with the new improvements we were able to enjoy them as perfectly-sized burger buns! When we first tried Mickey’s English Muffins, they were a bit too egg-y in taste and texture. They reformulated and resolved that issue, and have even tweaked their recipes a few more times over the years. But they still offer the same classic line up of flavors.

Original

This is their baseline flavor, which, as mentioned, is much like two round little slices of wheat bread, but with a slight hearty variation in taste and texture. Honestly, we not only enjoyed these topped with eggs, but also as the buns for turkey burgers! They were the absolute perfect fit for both, and held up nicely, so long as we thoroughly drained the eggs and the burgers (on paper towels) to soak up excess moisture before setting them atop a muffin bottom.

Mikey's English Muffins Reviews and Info - Paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free!Ingredients: water, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, apple cider vinegar, egg whites, baking soda, sea salt. contains almonds, coconut and eggs.

Nutrition (per muffin): 170 calories, 13g fat, 5g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

Mikey's Muffins - Original with Eggs

Toasted Onion

In the photo below you can see a little more of the texture of Mikey’s English Muffins. We liked this flavor for savories like burgers.

Mikey's English Muffins Reviews and Info - Paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free!Ingredients: water, eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, apple cider vinegar, dehydrated onion, egg whites, baking soda, sea salt. contains almonds, coconut and eggs.

Nutrition (per muffin): 180 calories, 13g fat, 6g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

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Cinnamon Raisin

This was the only flavor that we didn’t enjoy. The texture was still good, but I only spotted one or two raisins in each whole muffin. They also had a stevia sweetness that was so sharp and off-putting. They kept the stevia through a couple product reformulations, but have since swapped it for monk fruit. I’m not a big fan of that sweetener either, so I’m not sure that my review would change. I’d rather they omit the alternative sweetener and just add more raisins!

Mikey's English Muffins Reviews and Info - Paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free!Ingredients: water, eggs, almond flour, raisins, coconut flour, apple cider vinegar, egg whites, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, monk fruit extract. contains almonds, coconut and eggs.

Nutrition (per muffin): 170 calories, 12g fat, 8g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

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More Facts on Mikey’s English Muffins

Price: $7.49 per 4-pack

Availability: Mikey’s English Muffins are sold at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers. You can also order them online from the company’s website below. You can also order their products on Amazon.

Certifications: Mikey’s English Muffins are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Paleo, and Keto Certified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mikey’s English Muffins are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, paleo, keto, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Mikey’s Muffins website at www.mikeysmuffins.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Great grain-free option

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August 16, 2020

These are tasty and versatile. They’re not really English muffins in taste or texture – a bit more like wheat bread. And they take a little extra effort to toast. But they do make a nice morning bread, and work great as grain-free burger and sandwich buns.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

29 Comments

  1. This product was so salty! It has no flavor, except salt and is very price at $7.99. I have no reservation paying top dollar for an item that is great tasting. This is disgusting.

  2. I just tried the toasted onion flavor and it was very nice tasting. However, mine had a topping that I don’t see in your picture or even on the picture of the product on the box. I think/hope it was onions because I ate it!

  3. these muffins are great! the only complaint I have is that you changed the recipe to include apple cider vinegar and now I can’t eat them. 🙁

  4. The English muffins are the worst processed food I have ever tasted. I am shocked that the company can get away with selling them anywhere. And I think my food standards are fairly low to begin with.

  5. With all of the gluten free options out there I was shocked at how gross these were! I have to be brutally honest and say I could not even eat it. I had the toasted onion flavor and will not buy any other flavors. Sorry Mikey!

  6. My husband and I tried these this morning. The picture looks fantastic, good job to the marketing team. The product was horrible. It was called cinnamon raisin and those two ingredients were not visible or in the flavor profile either. It held together nicely and is light but that was all. I guess if you are alergic to everything the fact that this holds together would be the one plus. I won’t be purchasing them again.

    • I’m flattered Betty. Those aren’t marketing photos, those are my actual photos from when I taste-tested it (I’m not affiliated with the brand at all, this is what mine looked like!). They have reformulated not too long ago, and keep tweaking, so not it is hard for me to speak to the flavor. As I mention above in my review, we didn’t like the Cinnamon Raisin flavor.

  7. Donald Martin on

    Just noticed these in Walmart. They are very expensive, but thought I would give them a try anyway. Talk about deceptive packaging. The box of ‘Original English Muffins’ has a picture of a regular English muffin on it. The muffins inside didn’t look anything like the picture on the box, and absolutely didn’t taste anything near what an original English Muffin tastes like. The muffins were dark brown and had a really bad taste. Ended up throwing them out. Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone.

  8. Hmmmm.. I’ve never seen these in stores but sounds like they’re worth trying. Glad you found something that Tony can enjoy, too!

    As always, I love your honest reviews!

  9. I love these! They are small yes, but if you do pair it with a fatty/thick cut of protein, it’s very filling. Sometimes I even just like it as a snack with ghee. I hope that Whole Foods or other supermarkets will carry them. I drive 20 minutes to get them! 🙂

  10. I think they tweaked their recipe and have new products out. Would you be willing, if you have time, to review the updated products? I still haven’t tried them and I always look forward to your trustworthy reviews of products! 🙂

    • Hi Liz – We tested them again and I’ve updated the review! Thanks for the heads up on the this. The egg-y vibe is gone and they are a little more cohesive (just enough really). The only change they didn’t make, which I wish they would have, is to get rid of the stevia in the cinnamon raisin – and of course, a lower price would be nice 🙂

      • I have to admit – now I’m a little scared to try the cinnamon raisin flavor (which I bought). I plan to enjoy it with some nut butter though, so hopefully that will mask any bad stevia aftertastes, haha. But at least you gave the onion flavor (the other one I bought) a positive review. Thank you, as always, for your honest review! I always refer to your site before making purchases – no lie. Did that again earlier today, before purchasing a bag of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free Honey Oat Granola (which you rated very highly).

        • Haha, well I didn’t mean to frighten you! Let us know what you think, you’re opinion might be totally different and is valued by me and others, too! So glad you like the reviews Liz 🙂

  11. Hope they NEVER add syrup, agave or any of those inferior sweeteners. Original a fave but others perfect as is. Thrilled with product and low calories. Sugar kills and feeds cancer. Do a little research. Begin with Dr. Ron Rosedale, the best. Paleo people (I am keto/pale)–often take in way too much “natural” sugar.

    • It would be great if you actually read my review before jumping. I didn’t recommend that they added any sweetener. First, I said the flavor was good for the first two, but we did not like the stevia in the Cinnamon Raisin. I recommended that they omit the stevia, but use A TOUCH of maple or honey if they must sweeten. I’d prefer they didn’t sweeten at all.

  12. I agree, they tasted good but the muffins are extremely small and I believe would definitely not hold the weight of a burger- as the muffin, after toasting, breaks apart very easily. We had a difficult enough time with our tuna sandwiches. Would also like to see them larger in size.

  13. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with the stevia-sweetened muffins! We’d love to send you a sample of Pyure All-Purpose Stevia. It’s USDA Certified Organic and NonGMO, and we promise you the taste is exceptional with no bitter aftertaste. Everyone loves it here at the office, it’s absolutely wonderful for helping with people’s sugar-free related goals and we’d love to hear your feedback!