Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Mug Cake - Clean Eating Recipe

A new craze which is sweeping British youtube activity and recipe enthusiasts by storm is the idea of making a quick little cake for one in your mug. I'm not boasting, but I did this ages ago (!)  I launched a clean eating version on video  format back in February 2015, (okay, it wasn't that long ago).  I was cheesy and called the video "Get mugged by a blackberry" (groan).  One of the reasons why this idea is so successful is because it is handy, quick and for one. So if you live alone, or if you're a busy person with life and work, or a busy full-time mum or dad, this is a great and yummy snack that need not be shared!

This little guy was really fun to develop as a recipe as I kept getting it wrong, and the ingredients kept pouring over my mug, making a mess of my microwave.  It's really important you follow the step where I say to heat it on high for 20 secs (no longer!), stir it, then put it back in the microwave for another 50 seconds.  

This is a great recipe using clean eating blackberries (if you don't have them available right now, you can use any other berries instead).  Berries are bursting full of antioxidants; great to aid your body in fighting stress caused by free radicals, and also for improving general health, protecting our hair, skin and heart diseases as well as cancer.

Here is my video of the recipe:-

1 tbsp Coconut flour, 7 or 8 blackberries (or other berries), 1 tbsp dessicated coconut, 1 tbsp dark muscovado sugar (or sweetener such as stevia or splenda), 2 egg whites, 1 tbsp of 0% fat free Greek, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, half a teaspoon of baking powder, fry light 1 cal olive oil spray.

Firstly spray your mug with the frylight spray so the cake doesn't stick.  Then add to your mug 1 tbsp of coconut flour, 1 tbsp dessicated coconut, 1 tbsp dark muscovado sugar (or sweetener such as stevia or splenda). Add half a teaspoon of baking powder.  Mix well, then add your wet ingredients: 2 egg whites, 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or essence.  Whisk really well with a fork.  Add 7 or 8 blackberries.
Place the mug into a microwave and heat on full power for 20 seconds.  Take the mug out of the microwave and stir well.  Place back in the microwave, and heat on full power for a further 50 seconds.  It's ready to eat straight from the mug!  (Although for demonstration purposes, here is what it should look like outside of its shell):-

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  3. This sounds so simple I'm going to have to try it!
    Love that it's a GF recipe too, I have awkward family to cook for :P

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    1. Hi Rachel
      Yes it really is so simple! I hope your family loved it X


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