Thursday, 12 April 2012


These recipes seem to be everywhere- I wish I had of discovered it before!
Hungry? Want a snack? Want something quick and convenient, but short on time? Lazy? Don't want to eat an entire batch of muffins to yourself? Have some almond butter or jam and nothing to spread it upon?
Any of these reasons are reason enough to try a mugcake!

I have two separate versions. A mugcake with flour, like a real muffin. And a protein mugcake, which is something totally strange but it works!

Regular Mugcake

1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp warm water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tbsp. agave
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup flour of your choice (usually a mix works best- tapioca starch and/or potato starch mixed with almond, sorghum or brown rice flour)
2 tsp hemp seeds (opt)
berries, chocolate chips, etc.

1. Grind flax and put in mug, stir in the water and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes until egg-like. Choose a large enough mug- mixture will double in size once cooked.
2. Add vanilla and agave, stir.
3. Add baking powder and salt, stir.
4. Add hemp seeds, if using.
5. Add flour and mix well. Keep stirring until incorporated. Should be a sticky wet batter.
6. Stir in your choice of berries or chocolate chips, or whatever you would like.
7. Cook in the microwave on high for approximately 3 minutes. Allow to stand for another 2 minutes. It may need an additional 15-30 seconds, depending on your microwave. Don't overcook or the side of the mugcake will become tough.
8. Loosen from the mug, cut open and enjoy with almond butter, jam or earth balance! yum!

Protein Mugcake

1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I have tried Progressive Harmonized Vegan Blend in vanilla flavour- and I know Sunwarrior works also. I cannot vouch for any other products- especially not vegan ones. But it should be okay.)
1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp agave (or other liquidy sweetener)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
dash of cinnamon or extra vanilla, if desired.
hemp hearts, if desired.
berries or chocolate chips, if desired.

Use same directions, using the protein powder instead of the flour. Will make a smaller mugcake then the first recipe, but more nutrient dense and far more satisfying.

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