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Pumpkin Mugcake (vegan, gluten free)

healthy pumpkin mug cake

Mug cake is one of my favourite treats when I’m craving something  sweet that is really quick to make. You can whip up this perfect fall treat in just 5 minutes, from beginning to end. That’s something we can like!


4 tbs almond flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbs pumpkin puree (make your own or use canned pumpkin puree)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom)
1-2 tbs maple syrup (or other sweetener)


1. Mix all the ingredients well in a small bowl.
2. Add it to a heat proof mug/dish and pop it in the microwave on full speed for about 2-3 min. Alternatively, put it in the oven on 350 ˚F/175 ˚C for about 15 minutes. The cake should be dry on top and cooked all the way through when it’s done.

healthy pumpkin mug cake


Healthy Cake in a mug

A perfect little cake for valentines day! It only takes about 5 minutes to make and you can either cook it in the microwave for 2 min or in the oven for 15 min. There’s no gluten, eggs or refined sugar in them. I cooked mine in the oven, they came out perfect and taste so good! This recipe makes two mug cakes.

healthy gluten free and egg free mug cake

What you need:
8 tablespoons almond flour
1 banana, lightly mashed
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon maple or agave syrup
1 serving or 16 grams / 0.56 oz protein powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 tbs cocoa
40 g / 1.41 oz dark chocolate, chopped
a pinch of salt (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F / 175 ˚C (if you’re using the oven). Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and add it into 2 mugs or another heat proof dish. If you wish to cook it in the microwave, cook it on full speed for about 3 minutes.  Let it cool on a cooling rack and enjoy 🙂

You can use any flour you like, such as whole wheat flour, spelt flour etc. I prefer almond flour.

I used vanilla flavoured, whey protein powder from Whole foods, but you can use whatever protein powder you prefer. You can also leave it out and just substitute it with 2 more tablespoons of almond flour.