2-minute peanut butter healthy mug cake

2-minute peanut butter healthy mug cake

Sweet craving? I’ve got you covered with this peanut butter mug cake. Throw peanut butter in a mug with coconut flour, date or maple syrup and almond milk, and you’ve got yourself a delicious healthy dessert for one.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mug cake, peanut butter, vegan dessert
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 276kcal
Author Helen


  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup, or honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk or other non-dairy milk – or ordinary milk
  • a few dark chocolate chips or a 10 gram piece of 70% dark chocolate


  • Put all the ingredients apart from the chocolate chips in a small mug and mix really well with a spoon.
  • Press the chocolate into the top of the mixture. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Enjoy immediately either by itself or with a small scoop of ice cream/nice cream on top!



A note on the coconut flour

Make sure you only add a level tablespoon of coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture so adding more might make your mug cake too dry.
If you don’t have any coconut flour you can use almond flour instead. If you decide to use ordinary plain flour I’d use brown sugar as the sweetener. I didn’t like the texture when I made this mug cake with plain flour and date/maple syrup.
You can also make a gooey chocolate version of this by using cacao or cocoa powder instead of the coconut flour!

A note on the cooking time

I find that 1 minute in my high-power microwave is just about right. Not too runny, not too dry. If your microwave is a lower power one, simply check your mug cake after one minute. Scoop out a spoonful of pudding. Too gooey for you? Microwave for another 20 seconds!

Can you make this as a 'proper' dessert for more than 1?

There is no reason why you can't make this in separate ramekins (or mugs!) for more than 1 person. 
I would recommend mixing up the ingredients just before eating, however, so that the coconut flour (which is very absorbent!) doesn't soak up too much moisture.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg