This Peanut Butter mug cake his perfect for when you’re craving something freshly baked but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking an entire cake.
It’s quick, easy, tasty, and pretty healthy — at least, as far as baked goods go!
Making this mug cake is as easy as whisking the dry ingredients, adding and whisking the wet ingredients, adding a few chocolate chips, and popping the mug into the microwave.
I also like this mug cake because a lot of times when I want a fresh sweet treat, I want something now but I don’t really want to be stuck with a whole bunch of baked goods that I will either eat way to much of or let go to waste (I tend to be all or nothing with this kind of thing).
It’s a perfect snack when you want to treat yourself without regretting it later.
A few notes:
– I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so you may need more a little more maple syrup than the recipe calls for. (Adding 1/2-1 Tablespoon will likely do the trick).
– I always add the coconut oil last because sometimes the cold egg and milk can make the melted oil solidify.
– Any flour should work for this recipe if almond flour isn’t your thing.
– Any milk should work for this recipe, but I use cashew milk.
– The mug will likely be HOT coming out of the microwave. Use a pot holder!
Two Important Notes
First, I get a lot of comments about how this cake is too dry for some. That likely means your microwave is more powerful than mine. Try microwaving for less time.
Second, I’ve seen some people questioning how this is healthy if it’s over 600 calories.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, or medical/health professional. But I have an interest in health and healthy eating, so I’ve done a fair amount of research.
From what I’ve learned, one of the biggest mistakes we can make is equating health with low calories. What really matters is the type of calories you’re consuming.
For instance, a Snickers bar has 215 calories while half a cup of raw nuts (which is what I need to eat to have a substantial snack) has 320 calories. In this case, the food with the higher calorie content is the healthy snack.
And since this cake uses a natural sugar source (maple syrup) instead of processed sugar, coconut oil instead of butter, and almond flour instead of regular processed flour, the ingredients are a lot better for you compared to your average mug cake.
And when you factor in the protein in the peanut butter and almond flour, you also get a higher protein content than your average mug cake.
Should you live off of this cake? Probably not. But if you’re looking for a healthy way to treat yourself, my research says this is a good way to do it.
Of course, everyone has different needs, so you should consult your doctor or an expert if you have concerns.
Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 1 Person
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Milk of choice
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (More if you like it sweeter)
- 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
- A handful of chocolate chips How big of a handful is up to you!
- In a large mug, combine flour and baking powder with a whisk.
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk together.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes (time can vary depending on your microwave)
- Let cool for 3-5 minutes
If you give this a shot, be sure to leave a comment and tell us how it went! If you modified the recipe, tell us what you did!
I had a hard time believing this was almost 700 calories so I did some looking into. I’m planning to try it but with 1 TBS of coconut flour instead of almond flour, maybe even less. I think the recipe calorie calculators are wrong sometimes. I looked up the calories for each of the ingredients individually and came up with just 448 calories: coconut flour, 30; whole milk, 18; maple syrup, 50; peanut butter 190; 15 grams chocolate chips 90; 1 egg 70.
I made this today and will definitely try this again but I’ll try microwaving it for only 2.5 minutes. 4 minutes was way too long, but the flavor was good!
Thanks Deborah! The time will definitely vary based on your microwave. I also appreciate your investigation into the calorie count! <3
I made this tonight. I cooked it for 2minutes.I used all purpose flour because that’s all I had. It turned out nice.