Get ready for this.. cake for breakfast! And not just any cake, a healthy breakfast mug cake made with pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. I love the idea of mug cakes – microwaving a coffee mug full of ingredients until they steam and rise into a fluffy, moist dessert. So I got to thinking.. how do I make this 2 minute microwave deliciousness into an everyday delight? It wasn’t easy but ten or so recipe tests later, I was able to eliminate the oil and excessive sugar from a traditional mug cake and add fiber-full ingredients like oats, pumpkin, and whole wheat flour. I was even able to incorporate an egg into the recipe for extra breakfast protein! I am obsessed with this healthy breakfast pumpkin spice mug cake and I know you will be too. Warm up the microwave, we are about to have ourselves a mug cake party! I’ll bring the mugs if you bring the spoons.
Breakfast Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Serves: 1, Total cook time: 2 minutes 15 seconds
Ingredients: 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon quick 1-minute oats, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3 tablespoons 2% milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons plain pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Toppings: chopped pecans, pinch of oats, pinch of pumpkin spice. Optional: maple syrup drizzle.
Instructions: With a serving spoon, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, milk, egg, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice all together in a large mug until batter is smooth. Ensure no clumps of the dry ingredients are stuck to the bottom of the mug by scraping the bottom while mixing. Sprinkle pecans, oats, and pumpkin pie spice onto the top of the breakfast mug cake batter and microwave for 2 minutes and 15 seconds, or until the mug cake is throughly cooked throughout (time may vary depending on microwave type and voltage). When the mug cake is ready, it will be steaming hot! Let cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with optional maple syrup. Enjoy soon after cooking!
Who would have thought a health breakfast mug cake could be so easy! Just mix it up and throw it in the microwave while you get ready for the day. You’ll be surprised just how easy a healthy breakfast pumpkin mug cake can be. Who doesn’t love having cake for breakfast?
Have you made a mug cake before? I have seen some chocolate ones that are oozy, gooey, and choco-dreamy!Print
Breakfast Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Cake for breakfast! This healthy pumpkin spice mug cake is the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Just mix the ingredients together and microwave until it steams into the perfect breakfast cake. This mug cake is loaded with fiber and protein to keep your hunger at bay all morning long. This easy, moist, and delicious breakfast mug cake will get you out the door in no time so you can take on the day!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes 15 seconds
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon quick 1-minute oats
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons plain pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Chopped pecans
- Pinch of oats
- Pinch of pumpkin spice
Optional: maple syrup drizzle
- With a serving spoon, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, milk, egg, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice all together in a large mug until batter is smooth. Ensure no clumps of the dry ingredients are stuck to the bottom of the mug by scraping the bottom while mixing.
- Sprinkle pecans, oats, and pumpkin pie spice onto the top of the breakfast mug cake batter and microwave for 2 minutes and 15 seconds, or until the mug cake is throughly cooked throughout (time may vary depending on microwave type and voltage).
- When the mug cake is ready, it will be steaming hot! Let cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with optional maple syrup. Enjoy soon after cooking!
The mug cake batter should fill no more than half of your mug before cooking to allow for proper cake expansion while in the microwave. This recipe will make more batter than a typical 8oz mug can hold, so opt for a larger mug when making this recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 mug cake
- Calories: 330
- Sugar: 16g
- Sodium: 94mg
- Fat: 6.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 48g
- Fiber: 6.5g
- Protein: 15g
- Cholesterol: 169mg
Keywords: healthy breakfast mug cake, pumpkin spice mug cake
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