Apple Mug Muffin in 2 Minutes

So I have gotten a few requests for some quick desserts and specifically some mug desserts.  I know I am going to have some people that don’t want to make this in a microwave, so I added the instructions for how to do it in an oven as well.  Please save your flack for me cooking in a microwave and just skip this recipe if it doesn’t interest you.  Now you can classify this as a dessert, or a quick grab and go breakfast as well.  Depends on your views with how you eat.  I would eat it for either and love it both ways.  I have a confession to make too, I made this the same day that I made the AMAZING Paleo waffles so I overindulged a bit.  It’s not my fault though, I have to continually taste test to ensure I get the recipe perfect for you every time.  Man it’s hard to lie to myself but I am back on clean eating street now.

Apple Mug muffin

It’s just before 11 pm and I should be in bed.  Problem is I made the mistake of turning on Master Chef when I was supposed to be working.  This whole being your own boss thing is harder than I thought.  Guess I will pay for it now though, and I won’t be paying myself overtime since I was the lazy one.  The work will get finished and I will probably not learn my lesson so I might be ranting about the same thing sometime in the future.  Thank god you all love me and don’t mind my directionless writing.  Well as it nears my bedtime, I am going to wrap this up so I can hit post.  I hope you love this recipe and many more.  Oh yea, if you want to get a sneak peek of recipes to come and a picture story of life, make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can yell at me to post recipes sooner instead of teasing you.  If you didn’t know, you can follow me on your computer, no smart phones needed anymore.

Apple Mug muffin

4.7 from 47 reviews
Apple Mug Muffin
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Serves: 1
Streusel Topping
Muffin (Microwave)
  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe mug on lower power.
  2. Whisk in the applesauce, egg, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined
  3. Add almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add streusel topping (optional) and microwave for 1 minute, 10 seconds
  5. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Muffin (Oven)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius)
  2. Melt your butter and grease your mug
  3. Follow steps 2 and 3 and then add your streusel topping (optional)
  4. Place your mug(s) on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes
Streusel Topping
  1. Combine using your fingertips, then sprinkle on top before microwaving.
For homemade Baking powder combine ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar. Use immediately

4.7 from 47 reviews
Egg-Free Apple Mug Muffin
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Serves: 1
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted in mug
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1½ teaspoons ground chia seeds
  • 1½ teaspoons ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon plain gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder (homemade)
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Combine and mix your coconut oil, applesauce, chia seeds, flax seeds, water, vanilla, maple syrup and gelatin in your mug
  2. Let sit for 3-5 minutes or longer
  3. Add in your coconut flour, arrowroot, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well
  4. Microwave for 2½ minutes and let cool
  5. Enjoy
Microwave times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. You can also see the oven instructions above on the recipe with eggs

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  1. Ive used this recipe many times over the past year and a half. So easy and yummy! I was skeptical because it was done in microwave but it came out amazing! ☺️👍🏼

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