This single-serving, low carb cinnamon mug cake is just what you need when you crave something sweet. It takes less than five minutes and you’ll need just a few ingredients. It’s moist and is best served with a dollop of whipped cream, coconut cream or full-fat yogurt. It’s not too sweet so if you prefer your keto mug cakes sweeter, add a few drops of stevia or a little more erythritol.
Hands-on5 minutesOverall5 minutes
Nutritional values (per serving)
Total Carbs 8.3 grams
Fiber 4.4 grams
Net Carbs 3.9 grams
Protein 11.8 grams
Fat 28.6 grams
of which Saturated 15.7 grams
Energy 333 kcal
Magnesium 57 mg (14% RDA)
Potassium 226 mg (11% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (15%), fat (80%)
Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
2 heaping tbsp almond flour (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
1 heaping tbsp coconut flour (12 g/ 0.4 oz)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (10 g / 0.4 oz)
1 large egg
1 tbsp melted extra virgin coconut oil or butter
Optional: 3-5 drops liquid stevia
Optional topping: 2 tbsp whipped cream or coconut cream and a pinch of cinnamon
Tips for substitutions: If you want to make the recipe nut-free, use 1 tablespoon of coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons of almond flour. If you don’t have coconut flour, you can use 2 tablespoons of finely shredded desiccated coconut instead.
Too “eggy”? Although I like this combination, some of you may perceive it as too “eggy”. You can try the following: use one egg, double all the dry ingredients and add ¼ cup coconut milk, almond milk or cream. This mixture will make 2 mug cakes. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I’m using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.
Place all the dry ingredients in a mug or ramekin and combine well.
Add the egg and coconut oil and mix until combined.
Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds. When done, you can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk and a pinch of cinnamon.
Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.