There are times when you need just a bit of something to curb your sweet craving but don’t want to chow down on a chocolate bar. Mug cakes are the perfect answer to those cravings and many times you can fit them into a diet. What’s even better? With school holidays coming they are simple to make with children. Having just a few ingredients handy can give you a wealth of different mug cake options.
Are you a lover of Oreo’s or cookies and cream flavoured treats? This mug cake from Kirbie Cravings is the perfect snack to curb your cravings. The cake literally only takes 1 minute to cook in the microwave with only six ingredients. This isn’t one of the gluten free, paleo masterpieces you’ll find later in the blog but it is a kiddie favourite. If your child or you like other biscuits why not substitute them out? It’s an easy alternative without choosing a completely different mug cake.
Buzzfeed provides us with this excellent gluten free mug cake that only requires a handful of minutes and six ingredients. Yes, you read that right, gluten free. Not everything that is gluten free is bland. Take this cake for example, it is banana perfection with the holy matrimony of peanut butter and chocolate. If you love those flavours, like I do, this mug cake is sure to become a fast favourite.
There are a few more ingredients to this mug muffin than the previous mug cakes but once you taste it you’ll know it was all worth it. Not a fan of blueberries? Substitute your favourite berries and off you go. This breakfast mug muffing featured on Today.com has forever changed our morning sweet craving. Perfect for cold winter mornings, these mug muffins are super easy to make and only take a few minutes to cook. You could seriously cook them for your whole family in under 15 minutes. Want one at the office? Just put all your ingredients in a microwave safe container to cook at work and voila fresh mug muffin any time you want/need it.
If you love Terry’s chocolate orange candy you will love these Orange Chocolate Chip Mug Cakes from Red Online. There is just something brilliant about the taste of citrus and chocolate. To me this would be perfect on Christmas Eve for the kids to help make or for you and your partner to indulge in with a cuppa in a room lit by just the Christmas tree. I digress – apologies – I’m already in the Christmas spirit.
I am a massive fan of lemon and poppy seed muffins. Unfortunately, if I want my trousers to fit I must stay away from them. This sugar free, low carb, gluten free lemon mug cake masterpiece from Sugar Free Mom is my perfect substitution. Of course, just to trick my brain i put a generous helping of poppy seeds in it. It’s absolutely beautiful with a steaming cup of Earl Grey, your new favourite book and a blanket for these cold winter days.
Think of a Reese’s peanut butter cup as a cake, this is your result. Springy, delicious cake with warm, melted peanut butter aboundswith this recipe featured in The Telegraph. If you have an extra five minutes or less and all the ingredients why not give this warm wonder a try this weekend?
Making a massive cake tends to make us want to finish the whole thing, if we don’t have a big family around to help us polish it off. Mug cakes are the perfect portion control for our favourite homemade cakes, they can be gluten or sugar free and even low carb or high protein. Perfect for any diet needs in your family you can make a different one for each person all in the span of a few minutes. Perfect for a rainy afternoon activity with the kids, give these recipes a try over the coming school holidays!
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