This healthy yet decadent spin on the beloved One Minute Muffin is sure to hit the spot when you’re crunched for time and craving the sweet stuff.
Makes 1 large servingIngredients:
1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter**
4 teaspoons half and half cream OR lite coconut milk
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 beaten egg
5 Tablespoons almond flour, gently packed
2 teaspoons coconut flour
2 Tablespoons erythritol* OR 1 Tablespoon honey**
3-4 packets good-tasting stevia OR scant 1/16 teaspoon pure stevia extract
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (recommended: Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider or white)*Can use 2 Tablespoons of Truvia in place of the stevia and erythritol called for in this recipe. **For a paleo version of this cake, use coconut oil or non-hydrogenated organic shortening, and lite coconut milk. You can use a tablespoon of honey and the listed amount of stevia to sweeten it.
Add butter, half and half or coconut milk, and sea salt to mug. Melt for 30 seconds on HIGH in microwave, or until butter is liquified. Add vanilla and drizzle egg into mug while whisking it with a fork. Add the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly with fork until batter is smooth and evenly mixed. Whisk in vinegar. Slap the bottom of the mug with the palm of your hand 10-20x to pop air bubbles. Place in the center of the batter a square or two of 70% cocoa chocolate or sugar-free milk chocolate for a gooey, melty center. Microwave mug on HIGH for 1 minute, 15 seconds, or until batter has cooked through. Let cool 1 minute. Top with s squirt of whipped cream or a dab of low carb cream cheese frosting if desired. Eat!
~7.4g net carbs, 368 calories (without the square of Lindt 70% chocolate)
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