All Recipes, Baking, Breakfast, Healthy Food Blog, Mug Cakes/Single Serve, Pudding, Snacks & Treats

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake
Share!

This Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and contains no butter/oil or refined sugar! Made in 2 minutes, all you need is a mug, a spoon, a microwave, and a few ingredients!

 

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

Yesterday evening, we had just finished dinner and I was sat at my computer, posting my Chicken Caesar Salad recipe. As I clicked ‘Publish’ and was about to go to the kitchen and grab some dessert (probably a dollop of Healthy Chocolate Ice cream), my sister confronted me at the doorway, stopping me in my tracks.

With puppy eyes, raised eyebrows and a pleading grin, she murmured “Kaaaattiiiee….”
“Yes?” I waited for her response as the puppy eyes widened.
“Please could you put another mug cake on your blog so I can make one?”
I sighed, giving in to the indisputable power of the puppy eyes, “Oh alright. What sort of mug cake would you like?”

She paused for a moment.

“Hmmm…. a gingerbread mug cake?”

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

She wanted a gingerbread mug cakeIn Summer.😕
That’s younger sisters for you!

Nevertheless, I went into the kitchen and made a gingerbread mug cake:

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

You can decide whether or not it’s actually acceptable to eat a gingerbread dessert in the middle of summer, but regardless of that, this mug cake is certainly healthy! It is gluten free, refined-sugar free, eggless, vegan, and made without butter/oil.

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

I have used buckwheat flour instead of conventional flour, honey to replace refined sugar, and Greek yoghurt instead of butter/oil, so there’s no guilt! It’s even eggless, which saves you the bother of cracking an egg!

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

Although ginger and cinnamon are typical Christmas flavours, it was quite nice to mix it up a bit and say hello to those old spices right in the middle of summer. Why not?! It doesn’t matter whether it’s Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, this healthy gingerbread mug cake can be enjoyed any time of the year!😉

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Mug Cake

Serving Size: 1 person

Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake

This Healthy Gingerbread Mug Cake is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and contains no butter/oil or refined sugar! Made in 2 minutes, all you need is a mug, a spoon, a microwave, and a few ingredients!

Ingredients

  • •3 tbsp buckwheat flour OR gluten-free flour OR wholewheat flour *
  • •1/2 tsp ginger (ground) [feel free to adjust amount to taste]
  • •1 tsp cinnamon (ground) [feel free to adjust amount to taste]
  • •2 tbsp molasses OR maple syrup OR honey
  • •1 tbsp Greek yoghurt **
  • •2 tsp milk
  • •1/2 tsp caramel or vanilla extract (optional)
  • •1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Toppings (optional):
  • •1 dollop ice cream
  • •1 tbsp molasses ***

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or mug, mix all ingredients except the baking powder. Once everything is thoroughly combined, gently stir in the baking powder.
  2. Microwave for 1 - 2 minutes (mine took 1min 30, but microwaves vary so try 1 minute, then in 10-second bursts until soft and cake-y).
  3. • When you mix the ingredients, the consistency should be reasonably thick – sort of the thickness of a mousse (so you may have to add a little less milk, or more flour - 1 teaspoon at a time - until it doesn’t look so runny.)
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

* (I used buckwheat flour, but you could use whole-wheat, gluten-free, spelt, all-purpose, etc.)

** (you can use butter or oil if you don't have yoghurt)

*** (or 1 tbsp molasses sugar dissolved in 1 tsp boiled water, or you could use honey, maple syrup etc.)

http://KatrinasCleanCooking.com/healthy-eating/healthy-gingerbread-mug-cake/

Visit my Pinterest!

Gingerbread mug cake Katrina's Clean Cooking

2 Comments

  • Reply

    Terry J Lust

    March 30, 2017

    Hmmm…..this didn’t work for me. It just never set up, and the taste was too gingery…and I love ginger!! I’m afraid to cook it any longer…after 3 min. it’s still kind of a mess. I’ve only made 1 mug cake and it was chocolate, and it turned out great. Maybe I just need a few more attempts to master this thing!! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    • Reply

      Katie

      April 3, 2017

      Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that Terry! What type of flour did you use? Some brands of flour can change the consistency slightly, so perhaps the flour you used wasn’t able to absorb the milk as well, so the mug cake turned out more sloppy? When you mix the ingredients, the consistency should be reasonably thick – sort of the thickness of a mousse (so you may have to add a little less milk, or more flour until it doesn’t look so runny)! As for the ginger taste, feel free to adjust to your taste preference – perhaps 1/4 teaspoon of ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon may suit you better? Thank you for letting me know Terry, I will add these details to the recipe, just in case someone else is having the same trouble!😉 I hope the mug cake works for you next time you try it – it is truly delicious!! I’d be interested to hear how it goes!😊

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Leave your comments below...