I don’t have a very big sweet tooth, but there are those times where I crave a little something delicious.
And normally when it hits me, I have to do something about it right away. Whipping up an entire batch of cookies seems like too much sometimes, and I really only need a couple bites to feel satisfied. A personal little treat that requires only a few minutes to make, is a healthier option than most, and is perfect for those chilly fall days… sounds ideal, right?
Allow me to introduce you to the mug cake: A single serving cake that is made in a mug.
Curling up on the couch with hands wrapped around a hot drink and steam rising from the top paints the perfect picture of fall comfort. I love that mug cakes give you that same feeling, but instead you’re treating yourself to a little something extra. You can create all different kinds depending on the ingredients you choose, and I was recently introduced to this amazing blueberry cinnamon walnut almond butter that I thought would be the perfect addition in a fall mug cake. Read on for the recipe!
What you need:
Microwave safe mug
1 1/2 tbsp Almond Butter
1 tbsp almond milk
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract
Combine everything into a microwave safe mug.
Mix together until a smooth batter is formed. Place the mug in the microwave for 1:30 – 2 minutes. (I checked mine every so often to make sure it wasn’t baking over. Depending on the power of your microwave you may have to adjust the baking time.)
Take out and let sit for a minute to cool. I like to sprinkle some powdered sugar and a little extra cinnamon on top before eating.
This would also be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Enjoy:)
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