Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake from Welcoming Kitchen (gluten-free, vegan, food allergy safe)

I like to wow my boys with a treat for breakfast once in a while. Today was one of those days.

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake might just make me mom of the year. At least for the moment.

I don't even feel guilty about giving them this treat for breakfast (or too guilty!). It's a cake that's whole-grain, gluten-free, vegan, no added sugar and it has pumpkin! It's got to be kinda good for you, right? And, my boys will tell you that chocolate is a superfood, so adding the optional chocolate chips just makes it all the more healthy in their eyes!

If you need a sweet treat later in the day, this might be a little more appropriate. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake from Welcoming Kitchen (gluten-free, vegan, food allergy safe)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, food allergy safe)
Makes 1 cake

  • 5 tablespoons oat flour (gluten free, if necessary)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg & 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice or water
  • optional: 1 tablespoon allergy-free chocolate chips

  1. In a mug or ramekin , whisk together flour, salt, spice and baking powder.
  2. Thoroughly mix in remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips if using.
  4. Microwave for one minute.
  5. Note: If you'd prefer to make this without a microwave, you can bake it in an oven-safe vessel at 350F for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
Happy Cooking!

Shared with Allergy Free Wednesday.

My new book, Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. Nothing better than pumpkin and chocolate and making it in minutes in a mug cake! Looks delicious

    1. Thanks, Judee! I love pumpkin on its own and chocolate on its own, but together they are even better!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! My stepmom gave it to me when Welcoming Kitchen was published. It's really special to me.

  3. I love this recipe Kim! It's right up my alley with the flavors and too easy not to make.

    1. We made it twice in one week, it's so easy, Alisa!

  4. Leave out the chocolate chips, and I'm in! Sounds delightful, Kim!