Mug Cooking!

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake (GF)

I am all about microwave mug cooking.  I won't pretend it's the most gourmet way to bake, but you just can't beat a single serving dessert that's ready in five minutes or less from start to finish.


2 tablespoons coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

See the entire recipe and directions at Leelalicious.

Apple Muffin in a Mug

I love mug cooking- it's an awesome way to make a quick single serving snack, without heating up the house since they're cooked in the microwave.  I'm not going to say this is gourmet cooking, but being able to whip up a fresh apple muffin in two minutes sounds pretty great!


1 tablespoon grass fed butter (or coconut oil)
2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce 
1 egg  
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple syrup 
3 tablespoons almond flour or 2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking powder  
Pinch of salt

Streusel Topping:
1 tablespoon apple, finely chopped
pinch of crumbled walnuts
pinch of cold butter

See the entire recipe and directions at Civilized Caveman Cooking.


Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mug Cake

The last mug cake I posted on our blog has been very popular, so I wanted to share another amazing one I came across.  This recipe is gluten free and grain free, and if you use dairy free chocolate chips, it's dairy free too.  It uses coconut flour too, which I especially love.



  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sweetener (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.)
  • ¼ cup of milk (any kind will do)
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: 1 heaping Tbsp. chocolate chips


Read the entire recipe and directions at Running with Spoons.

Gluten Free Lava Mug Cake

This is an invaluable recipe to have on hand if there’s anyone with a gluten sensitivity in your household;  an individual serving-sized cake that takes three minutes to make and is reasonably healthy- what could be better?


2 Tbs. coconut flour

2 Tbs. cocoa powder

1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. raw honey

1/3 c. coconut milk

1 egg

3 oz. dark chocolate

Read the complete recipe and directions at