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Blueberry, Dark Chocolate Chip, Pecan Quick Mug Muffin

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Is there ever a season when we don’t need something quick in the kitchen? I don’t think so from my experience. Even in the Summer when the kids are out of school, the pace can be fast, and we have to purposefully carve out time to slow things down.

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Our time Up North is winding down, and it has been so fun, relaxing and refreshing. Lots of quality time, but I’m feeling tired. Because even a vacation, or even especially a vacation, can make you tired.

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During the last few days, I am running out of time to bake, and also not replenishing things like muffins that I don’t want to take with me traveling home.

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So, I’ve made a new recipe for a quick 2 minute mug muffin. No big batch, just enough for two servings. Half for now, half for later, or to share all at once. It’s big enough for two.

This one has dried blueberries, pecans and dark chocolate chips in it, and I used a combination of Banana and Quinoa flour, and sweetened it healthfully with applesauce and maple syrup.

Quick Muffin Batter in Mug

Blueberry, Dark Chocolate Chip, Pecan Mug Muffin

You will need one 16 oz. Microwave Safe Mug


1 Egg

1/4 Cup of No Sugar Added Applesauce

1/4 Cup of Quinoa Flour

2 Tablespoons of Banana Flour

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons of Pure Maple Syrup

1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

A Pinch of Salt

1 Tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Chips

1 Tablespoon of Dried Blueberries

1 Tablespoon of Chopped Pecans


Whisk together the egg, applesauce, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips, blueberries and chopped pecans. Whisk vigorously until smooth. Add a Tablespoon each of Dark Chocolate Chips, Blueberries and Chopped Pecans. Pour the batter into a 16 oz. microwave safe mug. (It should be half full). Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips, blueberries and pecans if desired.

Microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes until cooked through and the muffin springs back to the touch. The first time you make this start at two minutes, and if needed go 30 seconds more. After that you will know your microwave time requirements for this muffin. Microwaves vary. This muffin Puffs Up Huge above the rim of the mug when microwaving. It will shrink back down level with the cup when it is cooled. There are no worries of it spilling over. Kids will enjoy watching this process, at least mine do. 🙂

Cool a little bit before eating this. It is good warm or cooled. 🙂

Serves 2




Funky Monkey Crumb Cake (Microwave Mug Cake)

This mug cake is quick and easy! It has a pretty crumb topping with the crunch of pecans and the decadence of chocolate. It is grain free, moist, cakey and full of flavor!

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake - Paleo

It is so cool to be able to whip up a cake in the microwave! I dunno why I am so fascinated with it. It must be from my Easy Bake Oven days. Gosh! I Loved an Easy Bake Oven. It was on my wish list, but I never received one as a child, but I sure loved going to my friends and using theirs.

Another reason I really like these mug muffins and cakes is you aren’t making a huge dessert cake. It is a guilt free, smaller treat!

This recipe takes just 3 minutes to cook! It pops way up, and I was holding my breath when testing it, because it looked like it was going to overflow in the microwave, but it rises way up and then settles down again, like magic!

It is a really delicious cake!

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake

Ingredients For the Cake:

1 Ripe Banana

1 Egg

¼ Cup Almond Flour

2 Tablespoons of Coconut or Almond    Milk

2 Tablespoons of Dark Chocolate or Chocolate Chips

2 Teaspoons of Honey or Maple Syrup

¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon of Baking Soda

¼ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Pinch of Sea Salt

For Crumb Topping:

2 Tablespoons of Almond Flour

2 Tablespoons of Broken Pecans

2 Tablespoons of Dark Chocolate Pieces of Chocolate Chips

Pinch of Sea Salt

Directions: Puree the banana and egg together by mashing or blending with a hand mixer or small blender like a Ninja. Add the remaining cake ingredients except the chocolate pieces and mix until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate and pour into a individual serving bowl that holds 1 ½ cups like a soup bowl or extra large mug.

Mix the Crumb Topping together and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.

Microwave for 3 minutes. It will puff way up, but should not overflow the dish. Cool Slightly.

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake - Grain Free

Funky Monkey Crumb Cake


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