So I scoured the interwebs, which means I searched "mug cake" on Pinterest, and found a recipe for a Paleo Mug Cake. I don't know a lot about the paleo diet, but I knew enough to know that this means "no flour".
|world's worst picture of a mug cake, ever.|
So here's what it called for:
1 small banana (ripe, so it's mashable)
1 egg (you could get away with egg whites too probably)
1 1/2 tbl. of almond butter or any nut butter (ok I had peanut butter, so cool--I keep meaning to buy almond butter and then forget)
2 tbl. cocoa powder
Sweetener (optional--I used a packet of Truvia since I keep that around for my coffee)
Any add-ins you would like-chocolate chips (k, now is this paleo? no, i'm sure there is tons of refined sugar.), nuts, etc. whatever
1. Mash up that NAYNAY (you guys know I love the naynays) in your mug! (Also, use a larger mug if you have one, not that cutesy little one that's good for taking artsy pics.)
2. Add in your egg, nut butter, and mix that up well.
3. Then add the cocoa powder and your sweetener if you're using it, as well as the add-ins. I did put a few chocolate chips in, but it was honestly unnecessary.
4. Microwave that bad boy for about 2 1/2 minutes. Mine was set up nicely in the middle after that time, but this could vary.
Umm...the next step is fairly obvious, but go back to your couch, put on your Real Housewives, and eat a mug of delicious, warm chocolate cake.
Readers: Can anyone confirm/disprove the paleo-ness of this mug cake? I have no idea if I made it un-paleo by adding my peanut butter vs. almond butter. I know the sweetener isn't ideal of course, but I do think it added just enough sweetness and is worth it!
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