Chocolate Chip (Vegan) Muffin In A Mug Recipe

After seeing an awesome recipe for a blueberry muffin in a mug, I made a few changes both for what I had in the pantry, and for my dairy-free/lactose-intolerant self (ended up vegan too). The muffin was indeed, tasty and delicious.

Also lighter fare (a good thing) than the chocolate cake in a mug I have made several times in the past, but which seems to feel pretty heavy in my stomach. The mug muffin was nice and light.

muffin-in-a-mugYum.

 On to the recipe…

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour (I used 50% whole wheat, 50% white flour)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (brown sugar was used in the original recipe)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (personally, I just tapped a bit in the mug)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (also just a few taps into the mug)
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut (palm) oil (other oils would also work)
  • 2 Tbsp almond milk (soy or regular milk would probably be just fine)
  • 1-2 Tbsp [vegan] chocolate chips (mmm…)
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla [optional]
  • Microwave and mug of course

Directions

  • Mix together dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug.
  • Add in the coconut oil (or other oil presumably would work fine), and mix by hand (I tried with a spoon and it’s unfortunately just a bit too sticky).
  • Stir in the almond milk and vanilla
  • Dump in the chocolate chips (or your selected muffin favorite) and mix together
  • Microwave on high for 90 seconds.

Heads up! The muffin was decidedly small for me — mine was only around an inch tall, even after rising in the microwave. Adjust the recipe and timing as needed for your appetite, and enjoy!

The best high quality, single ingredient dog chew

Our dog loves a great chew treat, and it helps to keep his teeth clean too. We have tried a number of chew-treats, but two single-ingredient chews are our favorites: dried sweet potato and bully sticks.

  • Dried sweet potato chews. Loaded with lots of great vitamins to keep your dog healthy. Sweet potato has vitamins C, D and iron and is great for humans too.
  • Bully Sticks. These last a bit longer than sweet potato chews, and don’t have as much sugar as sweet potato chews to keep your dogs teeth healthy too. Odor-free versions are of course nice and might save your nose and a slightly increased cost.

Related links:

  • BestBullySticks.com is our go-to place for cheap bully sticks. Look for the odor-free versions as well as the “free shipping” mixed-packs to save some extra cash.
  • DIY Sweet Potato Dog Chews recipe from Food.com is a great and super-simple way to make customized chews for your pup, and hey, if you make them yourself you can try a taste as well! On top of that, making them yourself helps to make sure you know what goes into your pets diet — organic sweet potato chews can keep not-so-great pesticides out of your dog’s body.