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Cinnamon Muffin in a Mug

Cinnamon Muffin in a Mug

Do you ever crave a muffin but don’t fulfill that craving because they take too long to make? Ya. Me too. That is why I love this recipe so much. If you’ve got 2 minutes, you’ve got yourself a muffin.
These mug muffins were one of the first gluten free items that I learned to make after going gluten free. When my siblings ate bagels and english muffins for breakfast, I would whip one of these up and smother on a thick layer of peanut butter. It tasted great (which was rare for a gluten free “baked good”), was much more healthy than the gluten-free muffins on the shelf of the grocery store (which were loaded with ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce), and made me feel like I was eating something “normal”.

These mug muffins also got me through my college soccer training. After a long afternoon practice or game, I would often find myself too hungry to wait until 6pm dinner. They were easy to whip up and never let me down. As the microwave in my dorm’s shared kitchen, girls often walked by asking what smelled so good. When I said “mug muffin”, they often gave me weird looks until I showed them the cinnamon spiced “bread” puffing out of the mug.

These mug muffins taste amazing and are sure to become a new snack or breakfast stop in your life.

Gluten Free | Makes 1 Muffin

2 Tbsp almond flour
1 1/2 Tbsp flax meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp. plant-based milk

toppings (optional):
sliced apple, peanut butter (I like this brand), honey 

  1. In a large mug, whisk together almond flour, flax meal, baking powder and spices. 
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until completely combined (a mini arm workout here). The batter should be thick and gooey.
  3. Microwave the mug with batter for 1.5 minutes. Your muffin should have puffed and pulled slightly away from the edges of the mug.
  4. Remove the muffin from the mug and slice in half. Serve immediately with optional toppings.