The best clean eating and healthy mug cakes, mug muffins and mug brownies ALL ready in under one minute! Moist, gooey and completely guilt-free, every single serve recipe is completely vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free, dairy free, grain free, low calorie and low carb! For those without a microwave, there are tested oven options for all of them!
What do these muffins, brownies, and cakes all have in common? Well, you can set the timer to 60 seconds, because that’s how long it will take to whip these up!
Long term readers know that I’m a huge fan of single-serve recipes, mainly because it highlights my solitude we don’t ALWAYS want to eat an entire cake or brownie to ourselves.
Just kidding, we do.
However, we know that it’s not the best idea for our health to do that.
To combat this, it’s totally necessary to be able to have desserts in healthy portions, along with taking minimal time. I’ve put together my favorite healthy single-serve treats which all use the same handful of ingredients and are quick, easy and delicious! Just a couple of key features before we get into the recipes-
For those who need protein recommendations-
For these recipes, every time I tried using whey protein, it turned into hockey pucks. Even when I tried to underbake it, it still continued to be dry and tough. My THREE protein powder recommendations are as follows- Vegan protein powders (vanilla or chocolate), Casein protein powder (vanilla or chocolate) and the paleo protein powder (vanilla or chocolate). If you do opt to use whey, you’ve been warned!
My two go-to nut butter choices are smooth almond butter and smooth cashew butter. They are both mild and work well with all recipes. Peanut butter works the same, however, the flavor is overpowering. You can use it, but make sure you really LOVE peanut butter! For those with nut allergies, I recommend sunflower seed butter, soy nut butter, or wow butter. You can also use coconut oil too, but this works best with the brownies VS mug cakes.
Other key extras-
You’ll notice most of the recipes use the same other ‘extra’ ingredients in them- If you have coconut flour, almond flour, Saigon cinnamon, cocoa powder, chocolate chips (dairy free chips and sugar free chips) and a granulated sweetener on hand, you’ll be well covered! Bonus? Try to also have some unsweetened applesauce or canned pumpkin too!
DON’T HAVE A MICROWAVE? I GOTCHA COVERED!
Every single recipe below has been tested using a toaster oven and standard kitchen oven. While each link includes directions for baking in the oven, I thought I’d make it easy and just share the standard method here- Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and follow the exact preparation directions as the microwave. Grease a microwave safe ramekin or small bowl and bake for 12-15 minutes.
For those who want a super gooey mug cake/brownie/muffin, check at the 12-minute mark, and until a skewer comes out ‘just’ cooked.
For those who want a more tender mug cake/brownie/muffin, remove from the 15-minute mark until fluffy and cooked.
Okay, let’s jump into the cakes…mug style!
Healthy Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Bread Mug Cake
Healthy Classic Coffee Mug Cake
Healthy Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake Muffin
Healthy Low Carb Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Mug Cake
Healthy Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake
Healthy Low Carb Vanilla Mug Cake
Healthy Low CarbChocolate Chip Muffin Mug Cake
Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
Healthy Cookies and Cream Mug Cake
Healthy 1 Minute Double Chocolate Muffin Mug Cake
Healthy Iced Lemon Pound Cake Mug Cake
Healthy Low Carb Chocolate Mug Cake
Healthy Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffin Mug Cake
Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownie
Healthy Black Forest Cake Mug Cake
Healthy Low Carb Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
The big question- Do you use a microwave?
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Hello, I love your recipes,but can you tell me which ones have a caloric amount ? Will your cookbook have the calorie count ?
Hi Julie! Absolutely- Every recipe in my cookbook includes full nutritional information 🙂
Yay thank you for putting these all in one place!! I love using my microwave and can’t wait to try a few of these out!
By my count, there are 23 1-minute mug recipe here. That means in 23 minutes from now, I’m going to have one epic spread of deliciousness laid out across my kitchen counter! Of course, that also means finding 23 mugs….hmmm….
Do you have to use protein powder for these receipts to work?
Unless stated, you should to achieve the exact consistency. There are several mug cakes with no protein powder 🙂
Hi! I Just wan’t to tell you that they are not vegan, because they are made with eggs :-(, casein protein is also not vegan it is protein made From milk. But that is not the problem for vegans, there are lot’s of vegan protein powders, but is there something I can use isted of? :-h Polona
Polana, these are vegan- All of them. Please refer to the full recipe AND included options for the vegan ones. I am well aware of what a vegan diet entails and what doesn’t.
My husband is allergic to almonds, can I just use coconut flour with all the recipes or what can I substitute almond flour with?
No that won’t work- Unless specified, the recipes can’t be subbed at all for coconut flour, its a different texture.
When subbing in apple sauce innplace of sugar, how much would you use. Also where can your cookbook be bought?
Dairy free . sugar free .nut free in 1 minute mug recipes?
Thank You, i am diabetic and has very limited options for desserts to freshfruits, now I can’t wait to try to make these mouthwatering recipes