I've got a ridiculously nutritious coffee cake mug cake recipe that's proof that healthy food can be insanely delicious. This recipe is so good for you that you can eat it for breakfast (I do), but the texture and flavor are out of this world.
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This isn't your average mug cake – it’s a perfectly spiced, protein-rich, fiber-filled powerhouse of yum. Here's why:
Chickpea flour, packed with protein and fiber, provides an awesome base. Oat flour? Another fiber superstar. Plus, it helps balance your blood sugar levels.
The additions of cinnamon and allspice not only amp up the flavor but also come with their own set of health benefits. Cinnamon is well-known for its blood sugar-regulating properties, and allspice has some serious anti-inflammatory action.
Coffee Cake Mug Cake Ingredients
This mug cake is perfect with just a touch of maple syrup on top, but if you're looking for a delicious and healthy maple glaze recipe, I love this one.
- oat flour
- chickpea flour
- baking powder
- sea salt
- maple syrup
- ghee (substitute olive oil for vegan)
- non-dairy milk of choice
If you don't have oat flour or chickpea flour, they're both super easy to make at home:
Mug Coffee Cake Instructions
- Start by combining all the dry ingredients: oat flour, chickpea flour, baking powder, a hint of sea salt, cinnamon, and allspice in your coziest mug. Mix it up.
- Add the wet ingredients: maple syrup, vanilla, ghee (or olive oil for my plant-based peeps), and your non-dairy milk of choice. Stir until it's combined, but still a little lumpy.
- Pop that mug in the microwave and set it for 2 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on it, it may be done closer to 90 seconds.
Microwaves can vary greatly, so you might need to adjust the cooking time based on your appliance. Start with 90 seconds, then check the cake. If it's not done, add more time in 10-second increments to prevent overcooking.
- Chickpea flour: If you're fresh out of chickpea flour, you could swap it with almond flour or any gluten-free flour mix you have on hand.
- Oat flour: No oat flour? No problem! You can use whole wheat flour, or grind up some oats in your food processor until they become a fine powder. Remember, if you're gluten-free, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
- Maple syrup: If you don't have maple syrup, substitute with honey, agave nectar, or any liquid sweetener of your choice. Adjust the quantity based on the sweetness level you prefer.
- Ghee: If you're vegan or just not into ghee, olive oil or coconut oil will work fine as a substitute.
- Non-dairy milk: Feel free to use any non-dairy milk you prefer. Almond, soy, oat, and cashew milk are all great. If you're not strictly dairy-free, regular cow's milk will work just fine.
- Maple Syrup Drizzle: If you love the rich, earthy sweetness of maple syrup, feel free to give your finished cake a drizzle. It'll soak into the cake for an added layer of moisture and flavor.
- Spice it Up: If you're a fan of warm, aromatic spices, feel free to add more or experiment with what you have on hand. Nutmeg, cardamom, or clove would all add a nice twist to your mug cake.
- Add Crunch: For a bit of texture, add some chopped nuts or granola on top after microwaving. A tablespoon of chopped pecans or walnuts or a sprinkle of your favorite granola can add a delightful crunch that pairs really well with the soft cake.
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Healthy Coffee Cake Mug CakePrint Recipe
- 3 tablespoon oat flour
- 3 tablespoon chickpea flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ghee or olive oil
- 3 tablespoon non-dairy milk of choice
- In your favorite mug, mix the dry ingredients: oat flour, chickpea flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
- Add the wet ingredients: maple syrup, vanilla, ghee (or olive oil if vegan), and your chosen non-dairy milk. Stir until you achieve a smooth batter.
- Microwave for 90 seconds - 2 minutes. Top with maple syrup or icing, if desired. Enjoy!
- Feel free to substitute the oat flour with whole wheat flour or any other gluten-free flour if needed.
- You can replace maple syrup with honey or agave nectar for a different flavor profile.
- For a vegan version, use olive oil instead of ghee and ensure your non-dairy milk of choice is vegan-friendly.
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