Mug Cake Week!

Since I’ve been on the low fodmap diet a couple of people have suggested that I try mug cakes for wheat and lactose free yumminess.

As always Pinterest supplied me with loads of inspiration. I’ve tweaked the recipes to suit me but you can see my inspiration on my Pinterest food board.

In order to give you a review I thought it was important that I eat mug cakes for breakfast this week! It’s hard work but someone has to do it.

You need to make mug cakes in big mugs because they rise and in a small mug could easily overflow and make a right old mess. I think a lot of people on Pinterest have then decanted them to smaller mugs for the images so that they look pretty. I decided to keep it real and photograph them in the mug they were made in so that you can see what they really look like!

Day one: Simple chocolate mug


1 egg.
2 tablespoons cocoa.
2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar.
Mix in mug until smooth and microwave for 1min.

This was yummy! Not the healthiest breakfast but a lovely simple quick pudding. I did it for 1min30, but it was a bit dry so I think 1min would be fine.

Day two: Peanut butter mug

3 tablespoons peanut butter.
1 tablespoon light brown soft sugar.
Dark choc chips.
1 egg.
Mix in mug until smooth and microwave for 1min30.

If you love peanut butter then this is for you! It was far too peanutty for me and I actually only ate half of it.

Day three: Healthy (ish) mug

Berries (I used 10 raspberries).
Half tablespoon golden linseed.
Half tablespoon peanut butter.
2 tablespoons maple syrup.
Juice and zest of half a lime.
1 egg.
Mix in mug until smooth and microwave for 3mins.

This went a bit wrong! But I liked it anyway. I was basing it on a couple of recipes I’d seen using flaxseed. Someone told me that they’re the same as linseeds – but I think flax-seeds are normally ground which would give them a more flour-like texture. The linseeds were whole seeds so didn’t work in the same way and even after 3 mins it was still goopy because of the lack of dry ingredients! I also reduced the amount of linseeds because aparently they’re a natural laxative (!). It was nice though and I think I will do it again and add some gluten free oats and/or rice flour.

Day four: Chocolate banana mug

1 ripe banana.
1 tablespoon peanut butter.
1 egg.
2 tablespoon cocoa.
2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar.
Mix in mug until smooth and microwave for 1min30.

This is my favourite so far! I love a chocolate/banana combo. The banana and peanut butter gave it a lovely moist texture. It definitely should be a treat rather than breakfast though – it’s a bit decadent!

Day five: The ultimate mug!

1 egg.
1 tablespoon cocoa.
Choc chips.
1 tablespoon light brown soft sugar.
Berries (I used 10 raspberries).
Mix in mug until smooth and microwave for 1min.

I wanted to do a bit of a combination of my favourite bits from the week so I did the simple chocolate mixture (cutting back on the sugar and cocoa), and added in some dark chocolate chips and raspberries. It was lovely – but again, more of a pudding and maybe not the healthiest breakfast!

By the end of the week I was really craving a non-chocolate breakfast! There is so much sugar and cocoa in the chocolate ones that I will save them for treats. I’ve been struggling to find a nice quick and easy low fodmap breakfast, so I’m looking forward to playing around with the raspberry and linseed mug to perfect that as a breakfast mug.

Have you tried mug cakes? What’s your favourite recipe?

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