Healthy Mug Cake: 14+ Vegan, Low-Calorie, Keto Recipes

What if you are desperately craving something sweet after dinner, but there is absolutely nothing at home? You will want to make a sweet treat fast and easy without too much effort and hassle. That is where mug cakes come to save you and your sweet cravings. Mug cakes gained so much Internet popularity because they are actually delicious cakes that need no baking! You just mix your ingredients in a mug and then put it in the microwave for a minute or two. It is the perfect recipe for when you have nothing else to satisfy your sweet tooth! But what if you are trying to stay healthy, following a vegan lifestyle, eating gluten-free, or currently on a keto diet? Don’t worry! You can still enjoy a moist mug cake even if you have dietary restrictions or preferences. That is exactly why we wanted to gather all the best mug cake recipes in one article for you. We have chosen low-calorie, keto, vegan, and gluten-free options for you to try out. There is also a variety of flavors and combinations to fit every taste. So, without further ado, let’s get into these delicious healthy mug cake recipes:

Mug cakes are delicious quick desserts that satisfy every craving 

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Baking a cake requires a lot of time, effort, and more complicated recipes 

Healthy Moist Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is: vegan, low sugar, and gluten-free optionally

Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, or oat flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar (unrefined if desired, or xylitol for sugar-free)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of stevia or 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice (you can use your favorite plant-based milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • walnuts (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine the dry ingredients and mix them very, very well.
  2. Then add the liquid, and stir well.
  3. After that, transfer the mixture to a little dish or a coffee mug. You can even mix all of the ingredients there initially.
  4. Then either microwave the mug cake mixture for 30-40 seconds or cook it in a 350F oven for about 14 minutes.

Enjoy!

Gather all your ingredients beforehand so it is easier for you 

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Delicious Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

This recipe is: low calorie, gluten-free, optionally vegan, high protein, and paleo version

Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour omit for paleo version
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 large egg (or 1 large egg white or 1 flax egg)
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana (or 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free milk of choice
  • 2-3 tablespoons frozen blueberries

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon powder, and baking powder in a small mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Then add in your egg, mashed banana, dairy-free milk, and mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. After that, fold in the blueberries and ensure there are a few remaining at the top. You can mix the blueberries with a bit of flour to ensure that they won’t sink to the bottom of the mixture.
  4. Next, put the cake mixture in a mug.
  5. Then microwave the mug cake mixture for 50 seconds and up to 2 minutes (depending on your microwave).
  6. Finally, let the mug cool off completely before eating it!

Enjoy!

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Sweet Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy version, can be gluten-free and vegan

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 6 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or use gluten-free options)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other plant-based milk you like)
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, start by spraying a microwavable mug with cooking spray.
  2. Then mix together the flour, baking powder, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and oil (or melted butter) inside.
  3. After that, add 1-2 tablespoons more milk if needed to achieve the desired consistency. You want the batter to stay thick, but not dry.
  4. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Use it to sprinkle over the top of the cake mixture in the mug.
  5. After that, use the tip of a knife to swirl cinnamon mix into the top of the batter.
  6. Finally, microwave the mug cake on high for about 1 minute and 25 seconds. Take it out of the microwave and let it cool before eating.

Enjoy! 

The warm smell of cinnamon will fill up your whole house

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mug Cake

This recipe is: vegan, gluten-free optionally

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (or any other flour that you like)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1½ tbsp unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp berry chia jam
  • berry chia jam (optional)
  • mixed fresh berries (optional)
  • peanut butter (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large microwavable mug.
  2. After that, add the peanut butter, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  3. Then add the jam, and gently swirl it into the batter.
  4. Next, microwave the mug cake on high for 2 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the mug cake comes out clean.
  5. Finally, let the mug cake cool slightly before eating and add your desired toppings on top.

Enjoy!

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Zesty Lemon Mug Cake

This recipe is: low-carb, gluten-free

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 mug cakes

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch salt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or coconut oil)
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • lightly sweetened whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, whisk the almond flour, erythritol, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Then add the lemon juice, melted butter or coconut oil, and egg, and stir until well combined.
  3. After that, divide the mixture between two microwave-safe mugs and microwave each separately for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  4. Finally, let the mug cakes cool and top them with the optional whipped cream.

Enjoy!

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Aromatic Vanilla Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy, optionally vegan, and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or substitute for any other flour)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk (or any dairy-free milk option you enjoy)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Funfetti sprinkles
  • frosting, ice cream, or cream for topping (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a microwavable mug.
  2. Then add in the milk of your choice, coconut oil, and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  3. After that, stir in the sprinkles.
  4. Then microwave the mug cake for roughly 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until it is firm to the touch.
  5. Finally, serve the warm mug cake with some frosting, ice cream, or cream.

Enjoy!

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Delicious Raspberry & Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is: gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and naturally vegan

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 2 mug cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice (avocado or coconut oil are good options)
  • 5 tablespoons plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons natural cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (use dairy-free if you are making the recipe vegan)
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • chocolate chips for topping (optional)
  • whipped cream for topping (optional)
  • fresh raspberries for topping (optional)
  • crushed freeze-dried raspberries for topping (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, add all of the ingredients except for the jam and a couple of the chocolate chips into a small bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. After that, divide the batter in half and transfer 2/3 of the batter into 2 microwave-friendly mugs.
  3. Then add the raspberry jam to the center and then cover with the rest of the batter and the remaining chocolate chips.
  4. After that, microwave the mug cakes on high for about 85 seconds.
  5. Finally, allow the cakes to cool for about 5 minutes before topping them with some of the optional toppings.

Enjoy!

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Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is: refined sugar-free, vegan, and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oat flour ⁣(or any other flour you desire)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar ⁣
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder ⁣
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder⁣
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine-grain mineral salt⁣
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon⁣ powder
  • a big pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice ⁣(make your own oat milk if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil ⁣(or coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁣
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  2. After that, microwave the mixture in 30-second intervals until the batter has set in the middle.
  3. Finally, let the mug cake cool off before eating.

Enjoy!

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Sweet Honey, Almond & Oat Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy, with no flour, butter, or oil

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (or any other flour of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1/2 tbsp almond butter

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, add the coconut flour, almond flour, oats, and baking powder to a microwave-safe mug or bowl.
  2. Then mix until all the dry ingredients are well combined.
  3. After that, add the milk and egg white, stirring until no clumps remain.
  4. Then add in the honey and almond butter.
  5. Stir the batter gently, while making sure that all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  6. Finally, microwave the mug cake on high for a couple of minutes until the center has cooked.
  7. Remove the mug cake from the microwave, top with an additional drizzle of honey, if desired, and enjoy!

Enjoy!

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Carrot Cake Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy, optionally vegan, and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup flour (or coconut and almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (or coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp carrots (shredded)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • whipped cream for topping (optional)
  • chopped pecans for topping (optional)
  • shredded carrots for topping (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or a mug. Stir until there are no lumps.
  2. Then microwave the mug cake for 1-1.5 minutes or until the middle has baked through.
  3. Finally, let the mug cake cool and top with whipped cream, chopped pecans, or shredded carrots.

Enjoy!

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Gooey Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is: keto, gluten-free

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 6 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons creamy roasted almond butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon stevia glycerite (about 2 tablespoons sugar)
  • a pinch of salt (omit if your nut butter is salted)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder (gluten-free if needed)

Step-by-step Instructions:

Enjoy!

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Healthy Banana Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy, vegan, optionally gluten-free

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 6 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or coconut, almond flour)
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 1 tablespoon mashed banana
  • some pure maple syrup (according to taste)
  • chocolate chips for the cake and as a topping (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, add the flour, walnuts, baking powder, and salt to a small microwave-safe coffee mug and stir to combine.
  2. Then add the almond milk, mashed banana, and maple syrup and stir again until combined.
  3. After that, add chocolate chips to the mixture and sprinkle some on top if desired.
  4. Finally, microwave for around 50 seconds or until the mug cake has risen and is fully cooked.

Enjoy!

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Pink Strawberry Protein Mug Cake

This recipe is: healthy, whole wheat, and packed with protein, optionally vegan and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 4 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp white whole wheat flour (or substitute with coconut or almond flour)
  • 1 tbsp strawberry protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 tsp raw honey (or substitute with agave syrup)
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, stir together the white whole wheat flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set it aside.
  2. Next, in a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the honey or agave syrup and coconut oil in the microwave (for around 30 seconds.)
  3. Then make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the honey mixture, Greek yogurt, and almond milk. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  4. After that, lightly spray a mug with cooking spray and pour the mug cake batter in.
  5. Microwave for around 1 minute or until the middle of the cake has risen and cooked completely.
  6. Finally, let the mug cake cool off for about a minute before eating.

Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Brownie Mug Cake

This recipe is: vegan and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour (or coconut, almond flour)
  • 2-3 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, coconut sugar, or agave syrup
  • some vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine all of the ingredients in a microwavable mug and mix thoroughly until there are no lumps.
  2. After that, microwave the mug cake on high for around 40 seconds for a super gooey brownie or 60 seconds for a brownie with a more firm texture.

Enjoy!

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Healthy Funfetti Mug Cake

This recipe is: sugar-free, low-fat, low carb, high protein, high fiber, and gluten-free

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Servings: 1 mug cake

Ingredients:

  • 2½ tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other plant-based milk of choice)
  • 2 tbs unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp natural butter flavor
  • 7 drops almond extract
  • 2 tbs coconut flour (or almond flour)
  • ¼ tsp double-acting baking powder
  • 2 packets of natural sweetener (like stevia)
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ tbs rainbow confetti

Step-by-step Instructions:

  • First, spray a microwaveable mug with cooking spray.
  • Then whisk together the milk, applesauce, egg white, and vanilla and almond extracts in a medium-sized bowl.
  • After that, add the coconut flour, baking powder, sweetener, and salt, then whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Then gently fold in the confetti.
  • Scoop the batter in the microwaveable mug and microwave for around 2 minutes or until the middle of the cake is cooked.
  • Finally, take the mug out and let it cool slightly before eating.

Enjoy!

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Which healthy mug cake are you thinking of making today?

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