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Let Them Eat Cake…For Breakfast!

No really. Let them eat cake for breakfast. To be honest, there are definitely healthier breakfasts we could serve our kids (or ourselves) but food and meals should be fun AND healthy, so I’m giving this one my stamp of approval. Aside from being super easy to fix, the total time to prepare and cook is under 5 minutes….more like 3 minutes, unless you have trouble deciding what to put in your breakfast mug cake! And, start to finish, it’s a kid friendly recipe. 


I used Blueberries – thus the name “Blueberry Breakfast Mug Cake” – but get creative with a breakfast mug cake bar and have other toppings available. Let everyone create their own version of the mug cake. The cook time is 1.5 to 2 minutes, so there won’t even be a back-up at the microwave. 


If you’re creating a breakfast mug cake bar, other toppings to have available would be a variety of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries,) chopped apples, dried apricots, raisins, real maple syrup instead of coconut sugar, walnuts or almonds, I recently prepared the blueberry version for house guests and they were a huge success!

Blueberry breakfast Mug Cake

Total prep time 5 minutes
Cooks in 1.5 to 2 minutes
Use a glass mug 
Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS:
• ¼ cup (24g) whole wheat pastry flour
• 1 TBLSP rolled oats
• 1 TBLSP coconut sugar
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• 1 pinch salt
• ¼ cup (60ml) fat free or 1% milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk such as soy or almond milk
• 2 tsp canola oil or melted coconut oil
• ¼ tsp real vanilla extract
• ¼ cup (40g) fresh blueberries
• 2 tsp chopped toasted pecans

DIRECTIONS:
• In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
• In a small measuring cup, whisk together the milk, oil and vanilla.
• Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until moistened.
• Stir in blueberries or other fruit
• Spoon the batter into a 12-16 oz (450-273ml) mug. 
• Sprinkle the top with nuts. 
• Microwave on high until the cake has expanded and is firm to the touch, 1 to ½ minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave. (Watch closely and don’t overcook.) Add time in 10-second intervals if the muffin is not done. The muffin will puff up at first, but deflate as it cools. (Watching it puff up and then fall is part of the fun for kids….ok….and for some adults!)