Monday, August 31, 2015

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake


Man, have I been craving unhealthy treats as of late! I don't know what is going on with me but I can't turn away from sweets that have been calling out to me. Maybe it's the warm weather or the fact that I don't have to share with the kids since they're in school. Whatever the reasons, my sweet tooth has been active. 

I really wanted to make chocolate chip cookies on Sunday but knew I didn't need the extra sugar or calories. After all, I have been working my butt off {hopefully it is really shrinking} at the gym and don't like sabotaging all my hard efforts. But not one to deny myself a nice treat, I decided to go a bit more healthy and create my own little cookie, in the form of a mug cake. The major benefit to this was that I didn't have to make so many cookies AND it only took 3 minutes to cook {5 minutes total to make}! Plus, as you've probably noticed from past posts, I do love me a good mug cake! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips
Method:
  • In your cutest mug, melt butter in microwave for 15 seconds
  • Add water and vanilla, stir
  • Add egg, stir
  • Add coconut flour and baking soda and combine all
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Cook in microwave for 3 minutes
  • Remove carefully {hot!} and let sit for 2 minutes
  • Eat straight from mug or remove from mug and enjoy!! 


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33 comments:

  1. I've just recently gone gluten free and this looks amazing! I'm looking for recipes using coconut or other alternative flours. I'll be making this soon...possibly today! Thanks so much for linking through Totally Terrific Link Up.

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  2. This looks SO good! I need to make it stat!
    xoxo
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifeinatx.com/

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  3. Coconut and chocolate, my two favorite things! Great post!

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  4. Oh, this looks so yummy and easy to make, perfect for when I start craving something sweet! I'll definitely be trying this out asap, thanks for sharing!

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  5. this looks AMAZING!! I'm pinning this for later! coconut flour is one of my favorite things to use! thanks for sharing!

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  6. I like that this doesn't have a sugar substitute. Cookies with sugar and substitutes usually taste like sweet rather than the flavor they're supposed to have. I'm going to try this. Coconut flour and chocolate chips sound like a great combination.

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  7. Yes, please! I love this healthy version of one of my favorite treats.

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  8. This looks yummy! Totally trying this recipe!

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  9. I can't believe you can do this in a microwave!! I'm definitely going to have to try it out :)

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  10. I'm happy to see a cookie that just plain doesn't have sugar. The recipes sugar-free recipes I've tried that call for artificial sugar substitutes are disappointing. I'm curious about the combination of coconut flour and chocolate chips. Can't wait to try this!

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  11. This is such a great idea for when you are the only one wanting something sweet. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh this looks good! Since I am on my own, creating single serving desserts like this is perfect, so I don't have leftovers and end up eating the whole batch! haha

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  13. Mug cakes are this mamas secret weakness lol!!

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  14. I've seen so many Mug cake/cookies recipes, but have not tried one. I'm not sure what I'm waiting for, but this one I'm trying.

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  15. Yum!! I have been wanting to try a mug cake and this one looks delicious! Now all I need is some coconut flour.

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  16. This looks so good - great idea!

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  17. The protein and fat from the egg and the fibre from the coconut flour make this cake very healthy!! I just love it!

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  18. OMG, this looks so amazing! I love this idea! Pinning now!

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  19. That's a genius way to make those! Incredible! :)

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  20. OHHH! Sounds like something I would love to try! I haven't experimented too much with coconut flour but I love using all other coconut products so I bet I would love it. <3

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  21. OMG! A cookie just for me? Awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Oh, dear lord, I must have some of this right this very minute!!!! Looks so good.

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  23. I made something VERY similar to this, this morning, without the chocolate chips and with coconut oil instead of butter! SO good :D

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  24. awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This looks so great - I love chocolate chips!

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  26. This looks delicious! I'm going to try to make it dairy free!!

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  27. Ashleigh,
    Thanks so much for posting this!! We've featured it on Coffee & Conversation today...and pinned it, of course ;-)
    Have a great week!

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  28. I have never baked with coconut flour before so looks like I should give it a try:). Always something good at #OMHGWW

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  29. Hi Ashleigh, You had me at Chocolate! I've been seeing more and more recipes with Coconut flour, I've always got chocolate chips on hand, now I just need to pick up some coconut flour! It's always a fun time co-hosting #OMHGWW with you! Have a beautiful weekend! =)

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  30. It's amazing what a little chocolate can do for your mood! I enjoy co-hosting Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday with you!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  31. I've never tried a mug cake but now I feel like I have been missing out. Your recipes look very yummy with great portion control! Thank you for sharing your link with us on Welcome Home Wednesday! We would love to see you again next week.

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  32. I just tryed this and so wanted to like it but it was SO dry I threw it out.

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