Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cinnamon Coffee (Mug) Cake for One

Stuck in a breakfast rut?

Need something a little bit different, maybe something a little sweet?

After I made my mug brownie for The Balanced Platter,  I've been intrigued by the idea of single-serving (mug) mini cakes.  With whole grain oat flour and naturally sweet maple syrup this little cake is tasty enough for a brunch dessert, but healthy and quick enough for a weekday breakfast.

Single Serving Cinnamon Mug Coffee Cake (vegan, gluten-free, top-8 allergen-free)
Serves 1

  • 5 tablespoons oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water

  1. In a coffee cup or small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients until completely combined. (Make sure that all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.)
  3. Cook in a microwave on high for one minute.
Happy Cooking!

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  1. O M Gosh!!! I was going to say, even before I read the recipe! Please, could anyone make these vegan A-N-D gluten-free?! And low and behold you have! Bless you! I can't watt to try it!

  2. yep, this is happening - I cannot wait for breakfast tomorrow! thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi there.

    I don't have a microwave - could you offer some advice as to how long and at what temperature to bake this for?


  4. Zosia,
    I think you could bake it at 350 for about 12 to 15 minutes, about the same time it takes to bake a cupcake. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try, please.

  5. I used to make single-serving cupcakes in the microwave before I gave up gluten, but when I tried to do it with GF flours, it burned up and caught fire! I never tried an oat version, but I'm going to give this one a try.

  6. Hi Andrea! Thanks for stopping by. I have made this one and the chocolate one on several times with oat flour and had really good success. I hope you like it.

  7. Yay. It worked — no smoke and no charred mess. I liked it a lot!