Whip up this easy recipe for a healthy single-serving dessert.

By By Nicole Crane
Updated: November 06, 2017
Photo: Nicole Crane

You probably know that mug cakes are a smart way to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping portions in check. Now let's put a much-welcome fall spin on the healthy-eating trend.

This chocolate chip pumpkin mug cake is made with pure pumpkin, whole-wheat flour, maple syrup, graham cracker crumbs, and mini chocolate chips. The final product is chocolaty, moist, and-yes-nutritious. You'll score 5 grams of fiber and meet 38 percent of your recommended vitamin A intake, 11 percent of iron, and 15 percent of calcium. Plus, it only takes five minutes to make! (Ready for more? Try these 10 healthy mug recipes to make in your microwave right now.)

Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla cashew milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a spoon until everything is evenly combined.
  2. Spoon the batter into a mug, ramekin, or small bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 90 seconds, or until the batter forms a cake that is moist but firm.
  4. Allow to slightly cool before enjoying!

Nutrition facts: 260 calories, 7g fat, 3g saturated fat, 49g carbs, 5g fiber, 22g sugar, 6g protein

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