Sweet treat without breaking the scale

February 3, 2017

 

Craving a sweet treat but do not want all of the calories or sugar? Try making a low carb, gluten free mug cake. In less than five minutes, you can have something sweet without all of the guilt.

 

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake (2 servings):

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 3 Tbsp almond flour

  • 1 tsp coconut flour

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar substitute

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 square Lindt 0% chocolate chopped

  • 2 Tbsp pecans, chopped (optional)

Melt the butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Divide batter into 2 small greased mugs. Microwave the mugs for 1 minute (may add more time if necessary). Serve with whipped cream.

 

Each cake has approximately 230 calories, 3 net carbs, and 6 grams of protein.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (1 serving):

 

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour

  • 2 Tbsp pure pumpkin

  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla liquid stevia (or other sweetener)

  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

Whisk all ingredients, except chocolate chips, until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and stir. Pour batter into coffee mug and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds (may add more time if necessary). Serve with whipped cream.


Each cake has approximately 146 calories, 3.5 net carbs, and 9.5 grams of protein.

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