This Healthy Snickerdoodle Mug Cake is refined-sugar-free, eggless, no butter/oil, and can be gluten-free! It takes just 5 minutes to whip up in the microwave – or there’s an oven version for if you don’t use a microwave!
A few weeks ago, I typed into Google: “Will it snow in UK this December”. Search results showed articles about the ‘Big Freeze‘ set to hit soon.
“BRITAIN is facing the heaviest snowfalls in years this winter as the country’s first icy blast arrives in SIX WEEKS unleashing FOUR MONTHS of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, forecasters have announced.”
That article was published at the very end of September, so six weeks after would be mid-November, right?
We’re now exactly halfway through December (I KNOW!!) and there isn’t a single snowflake in sight. I’m not really seeing where the whole ‘FOUR MONTHS of heavy snow’ thing is supposed to fit in. Sub-zero temperatures? Only the slight coating of frost we had last week. Heaviest snowfalls in years?! Even 2015’s half-day of snow beats the amount of snowfall (or lack thereof) this year so far!
But regardless of whether or not a blanket of white snow will cover the country, one thing is certain. Winter means sitting wrapped in a fluffy blanket, on the sofa by the fire.
Aaand eating this lovely healthy Snickerdoodle mug cake right here…
Made without butter/oil, refined sugar, egg – or even dairy & gluten! – it takes just 5 minutes in the microwave. For those of you who are against the idea of using a microwave, or don’t own one, I have also included instructions for cooking it in the oven.😊
For the mug cake in these photos, I used wholewheat self-raising flour. As well as some extra fibre, this gave it a soft & fluffy texture. However, if you need this to be gluten free, just use a gluten free self-raising blend instead (or buckwheat flour).
To replace refined sugar, we’ll be using maple syrup (or honey, if you don’t need this to be vegan). Instead of butter/oil, we’re using Greek yoghurt (use a dairy-free version to be vegan). For flavour, we’re adding plenty of cinnamon, a dash of ginger, and (optionally) caramel extract.
So soft and fluffy, comforting and delicious, this healthy Snickerdoodle mug cake is perfect for a chilly winter’s evening, whether it’s snowing or not.☺