Chocolate or vanilla? That's a tough one, at least for me! Sometimes, it's great to have both options. Coconut is technically a fruit, but it's low in carbs and great for the ketogenic diet. The addition of shredded coconut adds a great texture to this treat. If you want a flavour boost, try toasting it. You will find tips on how to toast coconut in my Keto Coconut Fat Bombs.
Have allergy restrictions? This mug cake is paleo-friendly and I also included egg-free and nut-free tips for those with food allergies. If you like mug cakes and want to try other flavours, you can browse through all the keto mug cakes on my blog to find your favourite!
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||15.8||grams|
|Magnesium||84||mg (21% RDA)|
|Potassium||302||mg (15% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (16%), fat (78%).
Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
Too "eggy"? Although I like this combination, some of you may perceive it as too "eggy". You can try the following: use one egg, double all the dry ingredients and add ¼ cup coconut milk, almond milk or cream. This mixture will make 2 mug cakes. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I'm using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.
Egg-free version: Use 2 tbsp chia seed meal (16 g / 0.6 oz) instead of 1 egg + ¼ cup coconut milk or heavy whipping cream + 1 tsp psyllium husk powder (5.7 g net carbs per mug cake).
Nut-free version: Use 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons of almond flour. If you don't have coconut flour, you can use 2 tablespoons of finely shredded desiccated coconut instead.
- Place all the dry ingredients in a mug or a ramekin and combine well (or use the ingredients based on allergy preferences).
- Add the egg, coconut oil and stevia and mix well using a fork. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds.
For egg-free: Add coconut milk instead of the egg.
- When done, you can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream, sour cream or creamed coconut milk.
Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don't have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 20 minutes or until crispy on top and firm inside.