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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

Love ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls but don't want to indulge in that much fat and sugar first thing in the morning? Then this healthy mug cake recipe is the one for you! Made with nutritious, wholesome ingredients, this healthy cinnamon roll mug cake has all the delicious, decadent flavours of a cinnamon roll with only a fraction of the calories. Sounds too good to be true? Trust me - it's not!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe

This recipe was inspired by one of the most popular breakfast recipes on Happy Healthy Motivated: Healthy Deep-Dish Breakfast Chocolate Chip Cookie. Since you really love that one, I figured basing this healthy cinnamon roll mug cake recipe on it would result in a winner - and it totally did!

Now I'm not going to say that this healthy cinnamon roll mug cake has the exact same texture of a cinnamon roll. Because it simply doesn't. The texture is light and fluffy like a cake, while also being chewy and satisfying, thanks to the heart-healthy oats. This makes it suitable for a sweet snack or delicious breakfast. Yep, that's right. You can totally eat this healthy cinnamon roll mug cake for breakfast and not feel bad about it at all!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe

Have you noticed how difficult it is to find genuinely healthy mug cake recipes? Loads of them include at least 1 tablespoon or oil or butter. That might not sound like a lot, but when you compare it to the amount of oil or butter you'd consume eating an ordinary (i.e. not "healthy") slice of cake, there's usually more in the healthy single-serving version than a portion of the full-fat version. Not what you expect from a healthy recipe, right?

That's why I always try and replace oil or butter with natural or Greek yogurt. I did it in this Healthy Chocolate Fudge Mug Brownie and I've done it again in this healthy cinnamon roll mug cake recipe!

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe

Cooking time will vary between microwaves and according to how deep the mug you're using is. My healthy cinnamon roll mug cake takes 80-90 seconds to cook. I recommend you try cooking your mug cake for 60 seconds and if the top is still wet and doughy, put it back in the microwave for an extra ten seconds. Keep going in bursts of 10 seconds until it's fully cooked.

If it wasn't for oatmeal and microwave mug cakes, I'd never use my microwave at all! How do you feel about mug cakes - love them, hate them or just don't care?

📖 Recipe

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

4.80 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


for the cake

  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup fat-free sugar-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons skimmed milk

for the topping

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sugar-free yogurt
  • ground cinnamon


  • Stir together all the dry ingredients for the cake (oats, flour, stevia powder, baking powder and ground cinnamon) in a large mug or ramekin with a fork.
  • Add the yogurt and stir thoroughly to make sure there are no dry pockets hiding anywhere.
  • Place the mug or ramekin in the microwave and cook on full power for 80-90 seconds, until the cake has puffed up and it's no longer wet on top.
  • Remove the cake from the microwave and top with the yogurt and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon before eating hot.

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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe | This healthy mug cake is made with oats and yogurt. It's so yummy and healthy enough for breakfast!

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  1. Emily

    This looks so good! I've been craving cinnamon desserts all week and this really fits the bill.

  2. Michelle@TheRibbonRetreat

    This is such a great idea. Sometimes I have the craving for a little bite of something sweet but nothing too big and mug cakes and this delicious looking cinnamon roll are genius and just the thing I need! Thank you for sharing! PINNED!

  3. Amber

    Hi Nicola!
    Nice to meet you. I'm visiting from the blog hop. This looks super yummy! I can't wait to try it...
    Snippets of Design

  4. Krissy @ Pretty Wee Things

    I just found your site (from the Friday Favourites party), and I haven't left! I love all of your recipes!!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Krissy.
      I'm thrilled you love my recipes!
      Just heading over to your blog to check it out now 🙂

  5. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Looks delicious, I love cinnamon rolls. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  6. Miz Helen

    What a great little treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Carlee

    What a great idea! My little guy and I will have to try these for breakfast tomorrow. He loves to help and this would be something easy to make together!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Hope you and your little boy enjoyed your sweet and healthy breakfast together, Carlee! 🙂

  8. Hil

    Stopping in from Made by you Monday - What an easy way to satisfy a craving. Cinnamon roll has always been a pregnancy craving of mine and I wish I had known how to make this then. I will have to try it once the kids are in bed so I don't have to share!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Hil. I've only ever had proper Cinnamon rolls once and thought they were incredible! Although way too packed full of fat and sugar to have on a regular basis. This mug cake is a much healthier option which you can enjoy more often 🙂

  9. Heaven

    Cinnamon rolls are the best. I never make them though because of the rise time. This is the perfect solution. Pinned!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks again for the pin! I've only ever made proper cinnamon rolls once and you're totally right - they're such a hassle! Thankfully, this mug cake version is so much simpler 🙂

  10. Tai East

    This looks so good and I can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing! Be blessed! 🙂

    • Nicola Quinn

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I do, Tai!

      • Tai East

        Thanks so much! I'm sure that I will! 🙂

  11. Cristina @ I Say Nomato

    YUM! This looks great - I love the addition of oats to add that chewyness and healthy fibre factor.

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks, Cristina! I add oats absolutely everywhere I can when I cook 🙂

  12. Diana Rambles

    I love this!!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks, Diana! 🙂

  13. Claudia H. Blanton

    oh, yum! Now I now what to do with all of the leftover oats I still have - perfect!

    • Nicola Quinn

      Hope you enjoy this mug cake as much as I do, Claudia! 🙂

  14. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    A cinnamon oaty breakfast sounds good to me. Looks rather tempting. Nice to see a reduction in fats and still be yummy.

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Helen! Cinnamon and oats make a wonderful winter breakfast 🙂

  15. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    This is awesome for breakfast...I think I will have to try it out this weekend. You know, it would even be great as a dessert too. Perfect anytime you want a "fresh made" treat.

    • Nicola

      Exactly, Gloria! No matter how tight time is, there's always time for a microwave treat.

  16. Platter Talk

    Very well done! Your recipe is perfect for satisfying the "goodie" craving with healthy ingredients. One serving is perfect, too.

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much! That's exactly why I love quick and easy single-serving desserts 🙂

  17. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry

    So easy to make it all in a mug and great that it's healthy too!

    • Nicola

      So happy you like it, Bintu 🙂

  18. Jessy @ The Life Jolie

    How pretty this is! I love this flavor combo- what a great way to start the day!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Jessy! You can't beat the oat and cinnamon combo!

  19. Swiss Fintech

    This is such a great idea. Sometimes I have the craving for a little bite of something sweet but nothing too big and mug cakes and this delicious looking cinnamon roll are genius and just the thing I need! Thank you for sharing! PINNED

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much!

  20. Lauren

    How many calories does it have