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!

  • Author: Michele Sidorenkov, RDN
  • Prep Time: 2 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.


Keywords: healthy breakfast mug cake, pumpkin spice mug cake