An apple cinnamon dream! Apples, almond flour, maple syrup, and spices combine to make the perfect fall treat. Make this paleo apple cider donut mug cake in less than 5 minutes and have apple cider goodness right at your fingertips.
You knew this was coming, didn’t you?
I needed to add in some apple cinnamon flavors for fall ASAP this year. I actually prefer apple to pumpkin but we just went on a major pumpkin/squash binge. Safe to say, this needed correction. But don’t worry. We are back on course with this cider donut mug cake.
My body is ready.
I think my favorite thing about fall as a kid was always cider donuts. Yeah sure, I would go and pick apples and of course drink warm apple cider. The cinnamony sugary goodness of an apple cider donut, though, was the best thing I put into my mouth. So why not have access to that goodness all year round? Yeah I’ve thought about this for ten years!
You all know I have been into mug cakes lately, but this is taking my love of mug cakes to a whole other level. Not only is this baby paleo, grain free, and gluten free, but it takes actual seconds to make and is full of apple cinnamon goodness. Fall in a mug? You better sign me up!
So let’s get to the recipe shall we?
We start with combining all the ingredients for the apple cider donut mug cake into a bowl. Yeah… it’s as easy as that! We’re talking egg, almond flour (I use this brand), cinnamon, a pinch of cloves, a bit of cashew butter, a touch of maple, baking powder, salt, and of course TONS of chopped apples. This cake is actually more of a baked apple soufflé thing but I am here for her!
First, we combine all of the ingredients for the mug cake into a bowl. Yeah… it’s as easy as that! We’re talking egg, almond flour (I use this brand), cinnamon, a pinch of cloves, a bit of cashew butter, a touch of maple, baking powder, salt, and of course TONS of chopped apples. This cake is actually more of a baked apple soufflé thing but I am here for her! Just make sure you have some chopped apples for the top!
We then dump all of the goods into a greased mug (I use these from West Elm), microwave for 2 minutes, and BOOM. Instant breakfast/snack/post workout/dessert. If you are not a fan of the microwave, you can also airfry this or bake it for 25-30 minutes. I love to serve these with some yogurt for breakfast or ice cream for dessert. It also with good with nuts, nut butter, or caramel… because of course caramel apples are life, ya feel?
Yields 1 mug cake
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- Coconut oil, for greasing the mug
- 1 small apple, finely chopped, divided into 1/4 and 3/4
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 1/2 tablespoon walnuts
- 1 egg, well whisked
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cashew butter
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + pinch of cloves), plus more for sprinkling
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut or turbinado sugar (optional)
- pinch of salt
Make sure the inside of the mug is well coated with a thin layer of coconut oil. Either in the mug or in a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients together, leaving aside 1/4 of the chopped apple. Add the mixture to your greased mug, then top with remaining chopped apple pieces and a pinch of cinnamon and the turbinado sugar, if using. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute 45 seconds or 2 minutes, until the cake is puffy and looks cooked on the top. Serve with ice cream, nut butter, yogurt, and take your spot by the fire. EAT.