Nutella Mug Cake-Keto Recipe

Have you ever tried to make a mug cake? It literally takes just a few minutes to prepare this keto treat packed with healthy fats! I know, some of you don’t want to use a microwave or don’t have one – for that purpose I included some tips for baking the mug cakes in the oven.




Microwaves: Do we really have to be afraid of any harmful effects? In this post, Mark Sisson explains why we don’t have to be afraid of using microwaves. Contrary to what many people believe, most studies show that microwaves don’t decrease the nutritional value of foods. This is down to cooking times that are usually shorter and the cooking also requires less water. In fact, every kind of heating / reheating decreases the nutritional value of foods so you should only reheat foods when needed. I personally don’t use a microwave every single day but simply when it’s more convenient.

   Hands-on5 minutes      Overall5 minutes

Nutritional values (per serving)

Total Carbs 8.2 grams
Fiber 4.3 grams
Net Carbs 3.9 grams
Protein 9.7 grams
Fat 28.8 grams
of which Saturated 14.5 grams
Energy (calories) 305 kcal
Magnesium 59 mg (15% RDA)
Potassium 260 mg (13% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.9%), protein (12.4%), fat (82.7%).

               Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

. 2 heaping tbsp ground hazelnuts / hazelnut meal (16 g / 0.6 oz)
. 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder, unsweetened (5 g / 0.2 oz)
. ⅛ tsp baking soda
. 2 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (20 g / 0.7 oz)
. 1 large egg, free-range or organic
. 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil or butter, melted
. 3-5 drops liquid stevia (I used hazelnut stevia drops from SweetLeaf)
. Optional: 2 tbsp whipped cream, coconut milk or full-fat yogurt and a pinch of cinnamon

Tips for substitutions: If you want to make the recipe nut-free, use 1 tablespoon of coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons of hazelnut meal and use a dash of hazelnut extract instead. If you don’t have coconut flour, you can use 2 tablespoons of finely shredded desiccated coconut instead.

Too “eggy”? Although I like this combination, some of you may perceive it as too “eggy”. You can try the following: use one egg, double all the dry ingredients and add ¼ cup coconut milk, almond milk or cream. This mixture will make 2 mug cakes. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I’m using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.




             Instructions

1.  Place all the dry ingredients in a mug or a ramekin and combine well.

Nutella Mug Cake-Keto Recipe

2. Add the egg, coconut oil and stevia and mix well using a fork. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds.

Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Nutella Mug Cake-Keto Recipe

3. When done, you can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk or full-fat yogurt and season with a pinch of cinnamon.

Enjoy!

Nutella Mug Cake-Keto Recipe




Source:Martina Slajerova

 

 

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Keto mug cakes are ideal for busy health-conscious dieters who follow a whole foods based paleo approach. They can be prepared in a fraction of time and are great when you crave something sweet.




Compared to traditional mug cakes, this cake is rich, chocolatey and tastes just like your favourite brownie. It’s low in net carbs, high in fibre and high in healthy fats. To keep this treat moist, I used grated dark chocolate, ground chia seeds and coconut oil. Remember to add a dash of cinnamon and coffee – they do make a difference as they both enhance the flavour of any chocolate treats.

Hands-on10 minutesOverall10 minutes

Nutritional values (per mug cake)

Total Carbs 14.4 grams
Fiber 7.5 grams
Net Carbs 6.9 grams
Protein 8 grams
Fat 38.3 grams
of which Saturated 28.3 grams
Energy 397 kcal
Magnesium 82 mg (20.5% RDA)
Potassium 308 mg (15.4% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (8%), fat (85%)

Ingredients (makes 2 mug cakes)

. 2 large squares dark chocolate, grated (20 g/ 0.7 oz) – I used 85% dark chocolate
. ¼ cup cacao powder (22 g/ 0.8 oz)
. 2 tbsp ground chia seeds (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
. ½ tsp cinnamon
. 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
. pinch sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
. 4 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (40 g / 1.4 oz)
. 1 large egg
. ¼ cup freshly brewed regular or decaf coffee (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
. ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)

Tips:

. Optionally, add a dollop of whipped cream, coconut cream or creme fraiche
. Not sweet enough? If you just started following a low-carb diet, then you may find some recipes not sweet enough. You can add a few extra drops of stevia or a little more erythritol or Swerve to suit your palate.
. Avoiding caffeine? If you’re using decaf coffee, opt for naturally caffeine-free chicory coffee or Swiss water process decaf coffee which is chemical-free.

Instructions

1. Place all the grated chocolate and dry ingredients in bowl and combine well.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

2. Add the egg, coconut oil and coffee. Mix until combined.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

3. Divide the mixture between 2 mugs. The mug cake will raise when cooked so use a large enough mug or cup (fill it up to no more than half).

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake




4. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds, until cooked through.

Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

You can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk and or creme fraiche.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Source:Martina Slajerova




 

Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake

This single-serving, low carb cinnamon mug cake is just what you need when you crave something sweet. It takes less than five minutes and you’ll need just a few ingredients. It’s moist and is best served with a dollop of whipped cream, coconut cream or full-fat yogurt. It’s not too sweet so if you prefer your keto mug cakes sweeter, add a few drops of stevia or a little more erythritol.




Hands-on5 minutesOverall5 minutes

Nutritional values (per serving)

Total Carbs 8.3 grams
Fiber 4.4 grams
Net Carbs 3.9 grams
Protein 11.8 grams
Fat 28.6 grams
of which Saturated 15.7 grams
Energy 333 kcal
Magnesium 57 mg (14% RDA)
Potassium 226 mg (11% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5%), protein (15%), fat (80%)

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

2 heaping tbsp almond flour (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
1 heaping tbsp coconut flour (12 g/ 0.4 oz)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (10 g / 0.4 oz)
1 large egg
1 tbsp melted extra virgin coconut oil or butter
Optional: 3-5 drops liquid stevia
Optional topping: 2 tbsp whipped cream or coconut cream and a pinch of cinnamon

Tips for substitutions: If you want to make the recipe nut-free, use 1 tablespoon of coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons of almond flour. If you don’t have coconut flour, you can use 2 tablespoons of finely shredded desiccated coconut instead.

Too “eggy”? Although I like this combination, some of you may perceive it as too “eggy”. You can try the following: use one egg, double all the dry ingredients and add ¼ cup coconut milk, almond milk or cream. This mixture will make 2 mug cakes. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I’m using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.




Instructions

Place all the dry ingredients in a mug or ramekin and combine well.

Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake

Add the egg and coconut oil and mix until combined.

Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake

Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds. When done, you can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk and a pinch of cinnamon.

Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake

Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake




Source:Martina Slojarova

How To Make A Mug Herb Garden

Herbs make thoughtful housewarming gifts and are the perfect addition to any kitchen. With their handles and small shape, a mug herb garden is an easy way to incorporate herbs into your home, whether you live in a large space or small apartment. This project gives you an excuse to revitalize any old mugs collecting dust in your cabinet, or to pick some up at your favorite home goods store to create these adorable and functional little planters!




How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

A mug herb garden fits into a large space or small apartment. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Things You’ll Need

  1. Mugs (8-12 oz)
  2. Painter’s tape
  3. Glass and tile drill bit
  4. Drill
  5. Gloves
  6. Garden hand trowel
  7. Miracle-Gro® Nature’s Care® Organic Potting Mix
  8. Miracle-Gro® Nature’s Care® Organic and Natural Vegetable Fruit & Flower Food
  9. Assorted herbs
How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Mugs make ideal herb planters. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Tip

Choose ceramic mugs for this project over porcelain. Ceramic is a bit tougher and will not crack when you drill into it. Read the label on the mug before purchasing to see whether or not it’s ceramic.




Step 1

Before planting your herbs, you need to create a hole in each mug for drainage. Place a small square of painter’s tape on the bottom of your mug. The tape will help you visually see where to drill and will keep the drill from slipping. Using a glass and tile drill bit, slowly drill a hole into the bottom of your mug. Once your drill has moved cleanly through the mug you should be left with a perfect pen sized hole.

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Tape the bottom of your mug. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Using a glass and tile drill, slowly drill a hole into the bottom of your mug. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

You should be left with a perfect, pen-sized hole. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Remove the painter’s tape and you have a perfect drainage hole. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Step 2

Wearing your gloves, gently remove your herbs from their plastic containers. The best method is to squeeze the container sides as you gently slide the plant out. Using your garden hand trowel, shovel a little Miracle-Gro® Nature’s Care® Organic Potting Mix potting mix into the mug. Loosen up the roots of the herb with your gloved hands and place in the mug, then fill in any empty spaces with additional potting mix using the trowel. This potting mix is ideal for gardeners lacking a green thumb, as it absorbs like a sponge, protecting your plant from over and under watering.

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Plant your herbs into the mugs. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Step 3

After planting your herbs use your hand trowel to sprinkle Miracle-Gro® Nature’s Care® Organic and Natural Vegetable Fruit & Flower Food onto the soil. Gently mix into the soil using a small spoon. This plant food from Nature’s Care will give your herbs a solid foundation from the start, keeping them healthy and happy!

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

Gently mix Nature’s Care plant food into your soil. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Step 4

Finish your mug herb garden with little plant markers so you know which herb each mug contains. You can use just about anything to create your markers, such as toothpicks or popsicle sticks and washi tape. A mug herb garden can be placed just about any sunny spot in your home and makes the perfect spring housewarming gift!

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

A mug herb garden would make a thoughtful housewarming gift. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Mug Herb Garden

A teacup herb garden can be placed just about anywhere in your home. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Source: ehow.com