This Healthy Digestive Biscuit Mug Cake tastes just like a digestive biscuit, yet is gluten-free, refined-sugar free, dairy-free, vegan, no butter/oil and a Paleo version! Made in under 2 minutes in the microwave!
(I topped the mug cake with a digestive biscuit as decoration, for the purpose of these photos. You can leave this out or use a healthy biscuit instead!😉)
Do you like tea?
Traditionally when people have tea, they’ll also eat a biscuit with it. In our house, the plain old simple biscuit is usually the staple – it’s all well and good having the fancy shmancy biscuit flavours, but none of them go quite as perfectly as a rich tea biscuit or a digestive biscuit…
(Bear with me on this one, I promise we’ll get to the recipe in a minute…)
When I was about 7, I walked into the kitchen one afternoon, and my parents were preparing their mugs of tea. Deciding I wanted to do the same, I asked them “Please could I have a cup of tea, too?”
Feeling very grown up, I carefully sipped on the English Breakfast tea (having been told by my Dad that Earl Grey tasted weird).
After requesting a cup of tea on each of the next few days, I then asked “Can I have some sugar in my tea, please? I’d like to see what it tastes like.”
My mum was reluctant, saying “If you have sugar in your tea, you’ll never be able to drink it without!” But I insisted that I would drink it without sugar in the future, so my mum added a teaspoon of sugar. Despite really liking the taste of it with the added sugar, I was determined to stay true to my word, so didn’t have it with sugar again…
…until a couple of years later. I was handed a cup of tea, so began to drink it. However, I found it so bitter that there wasn’t really any point in drinking it! This resulted in me adding sugar to the next few cups of teas I had. Eventually, I decided to just not have tea at all, as even 1 teaspoon of sugar is a considerable amount!
If you drank two cups of tea a day and added 2 teaspoons of sugar to each, that’s 140 grams of extra sugar each week! Over a year, that’s 7,300 grams of sugar!!
To Tea, or not to Tea?
One of my friends absolutely loves tea – it’s basically the only drink she consumes! But she can’t stand it with sugar.
In fact, tea itself is a very healthy beverage, with many health benefits! Tea contains antioxidants, has less caffeine than coffee, may help with weight loss, reduce risk of heart attacks, stroke, may protect bones, prevent cavities, boost the immune system, and help battle cancer!
There are so many different flavour variations of tea out there, but I personally love Green tea, Chamomile and Liquorice. I wasn’t so keen on some of the herbal teas, as to me they taste like heated fruit juice with a bitter tang!
Nowadays, I’m actually okay with ‘bitter’ flavours – I really love dark, dark chocolate (like, 100% cocoa chocolate) so maybe I wouldn’t find tea-without-sugar so bad anymore…
Weird how taste buds change, isn’t it?😊
Anyway, back to this healthy digestive biscuit mug cake!
Only 5 ingredients to make, this easy mug cake tastes just like a digestive biscuit – but as a cake! You have the option to top it with healthy chocolate sauce, so that it’s just like a chocolate-coated digestive biscuit! Can we really say no to chocolate?
As it’s eggless and vegan, you could even eat the batter raw – like digestive biscuit cookie dough!
This healthy digestive biscuit mug cake is definitely the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!
It takes under 5 minutes to make, so it’s ready by the time your kettle’s boiled and the teabag has been steeped in water!
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