Single-Serve Delight: Healthy Mug Cake In Minutes!

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Craving a warm, gooey treat but short on time and ingredients? This healthy mug cake recipe is your perfect solution! Forget store-bought options loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats. This single-serving masterpiece comes together in minutes using simple ingredients you might already have on hand.


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Easy & Healthy Mug Cake Recipes Amy’s Healthy Baking

¾ cup (60g) rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (60ml) unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana (ripe)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional Add-Ins (choose one or two):

    ¼ cup chopped fresh fruit (berries, apple)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts)
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (at least 70% cacao)
  • Directions:

    1. In a large mug or microwave-safe bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and cinnamon.
    2. Next, whisk in the almond milk, maple syrup, mashed banana, and vanilla extract until well combined. The batter should be slightly thick but pourable.
    3. If using any add-ins, fold them gently into the batter now.
    4. Microwave on high power for 1-1 ½ minutes, or until the cake is cooked through and slightly firm to the touch. The center might be a little gooey, which is perfect for a mug cake!
    5. Let the cake cool slightly in the mug for a minute or two before digging in.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, without add-ins):

    Calories: 220

  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Please note: These are approximate values and may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    This healthy mug cake is a lifesaver for those busy moments when you need a quick and satisfying treat. It’s customizable, nutritious, and incredibly easy to make. With its wholesome ingredients and delightful flavor, you won’t even miss the unhealthy alternatives. So go ahead, grab your favorite mug and whip up this deliciousness in minutes!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use other types of milk? Absolutely! You can substitute almond milk with any other milk you prefer, like cow’s milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. Just be mindful that the calorie content might vary slightly depending on the milk chosen.

    2. What if I don’t have a ripe banana? No worries! You can substitute the mashed banana with ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce.

    3. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? To make this mug cake gluten-free, simply use certified gluten-free rolled oats. Double-check the labels of your other ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free as well.

    4. How can I store leftover mug cake? While this recipe is best enjoyed fresh, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying.