Recipe: Almost-Fall Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

I think I discovered the most perfect Savasana song.

Perhaps there’s just something about completing an energizing, renewing and powerful yoga practice on the roof of Whole Foods in 90-some degrees in Austin. But I felt amazing during this song last night.

Awesome job, Breath and Body Yoga! I plan on hitting up their ‘Detox Yoga‘ class tomorrow after work, complete with a DJ and free kombucha! What?! So Austin. I’ll let you know how it goes!

So, it appears that my meals are following a theme lately…

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Yesterday’s dinner + this morning’s breakfast, which I’m calling my “Almost-Fall Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake.” This mug cake was so delicious, I’ve shared the recipe with you below. : )

Speaking of fall… I caved today.

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I’ve been seeing this floating around Instagram. Even though I still think it’s too early for pumpkin things, I had to try it! I wasn’t too impressed but that’s probably a good thing… or else I’d have the entire thing gone by now. 😉 What do you think — too soon?

Now onto the good (and healthy) stuff!

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Almost-Fall Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake-

  • 1/2 cup oats OR oat flour*
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 stevia packet
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp Justin’s maple almond butter

Directions:

  1. Coat a mug with non-stick cooking spray (I use Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray).
  2. *Grind 1/2 cup oats with a Magic Bullet or high powered blender. Or if you’re using oat flour, you can skip this step.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients, excluding the almond butter. Be sure to stir very well, since some of the batter may “clump” at the bottom of the mug.
  5. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; the cake will still be somewhat liquidy.
  6. Drop the 1 tsp of almond butter into the center of the mug, covering it with batter.
  7. Microwave for another 30-60 seconds.
  8. Carefully remove from microwave – the mug and cake will both be very hot! – and flip onto a plate.
  9. Cut the cake in half along the ‘equator.’
  10. Refrigerate for 2-3 minutes or until you can’t wait any longer. 😉

For the “frosting” (optional, but awesome!):

  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp peanut flour
  • cinnamon to taste

Top with dry cereal, granola, nuts, etc. and enjoy!

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