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Easy Cinnamon Almond Mug Muffin (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Updated on March 8, 2015

For Impromptu Parties @ Home & On The GO....!

Here's a fast and easy recipe for a sweet treat you can make in the microwave! This dish, that's actually made in a mug, is vegan, gluten free and packed with protein. It's fun for big kids and little kids too!

The Idea.....

.... of the taste of red hot candy and the consistency of cake got my mental juices flowing. I must admit I have a sweet tooth but I insist on keeping love handles at bay. I spent some time in the kitchen and came up with a protein based treat. The challenge was to enjoy a warm cake like treat without the carbs. I also wanted something that would be quick and easy to make. Most importantly; it is just one serving so I can avoid any temptation to overindulge. It really is possible to have moments of temporary insanity where we regain consciousness only to see crumbs on our faces and an extra five pounds on the scale. This microwave baked good will rival Jenny Lee and keep Jenny Craig at bay!

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Prep/Cook Time

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes

Ready in: 4 minutes

Yields: Serves 1


2 tablespoons Almond Flour/Meal

2 tablespoons Garbanzo Bean Flour/Meal

1 tablespoon Flax Meal

1 tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

3 tablespoons Truvia

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3 tablespoons Water


Stir and cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Eat out of the mug with a spoon or......

Let cool and then turn the mug over and pop the muffin out onto a plate and enjoy!

MMM....Tastes just like those little red hot heart candies! XO

MMM....Tastes just like those little red hot heart candies! XO
MMM....Tastes just like those little red hot heart candies! XO

Use your very own home-made vanilla extract in this recipe! - It's Fast, Easy and Gluten Free

You probably already have the two ingredients needed to make it in your kitchen right now!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: One

Calories 170

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      As I am a household of one, any recipe for a solo diner is gold. I had no idea you could make a muffin for one in a mug. You've enlarged my gustatory world. Thank you.

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      Etherealista 4 years ago

      @asiliveandbreathe: You are so kind! Thank you! I've come up with a lot of comfort food makeovers and I hope it helps a lot of people. ;)

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      asiliveandbreathe 4 years ago

      You have a great selection of recipes.

      I've shared your link with my facebook friends.

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      AdamzPg 4 years ago

      Only 170 calories for a big delicious desert! Thank you for sharing your recipe..

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      Etherealista 5 years ago

      @greenpharmacist: Awe. You're welcome! The secret weapon is the kind of cinnamon: Saigon Cinnamon has this warm, sweet bite to it that makes it notable. This recipe is still good with any kind of cinnamon as well.

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      greenpharmacist 5 years ago

      A good idea to cook with cinnamon. I will include it to my list. Thanks for a great lens!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing is health recipe!

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      latishaalford 5 years ago

      I have not made this yet. However, I do intend to in the future.