Sometimes there’s no getting around it: you need a chocolate cupcake. You could go out to the bakery and buy a cupcake, but with all the frosting, that could be like 600 calories. You could make a batch of skinny cupcakes, but most recipes make at least 12, and a dozen cupcakes is something no one should ever be left alone with. So what’s a hungry chocolate-lover to do? Make a single-serving healthy chocolate cupcake for one, that’s what!
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!
My Skinny Mug Brownie for One recipe has always been one of my favourite single-serving desserts. It’s rich, it’s chocolatey and it’s low-calorie. What else could anyone want from a dessert?! It’s got loads of comments raving about how awesome it is, but it’s also got 1 or 2 comments complaining that the portion is too small. So I headed straight back to the kitchen and whipped up a new recipe for a healthy mug brownie that’s just as good for you, but it double in size!
Get rid of the sugar, oil and cream cheese frosting in carrot cake and you’re left with a pretty healthy dessert. And that’s exactly what I’ve done here – got rid of all the unhealthy ingredients to create a dessert that’s still sweet and satisfying, but much lower in fat, sugar and calories. Plus, this cake only makes one (albeit rather generous!) portion, making it impossible to over-eat and it takes less than 5 minutes to make from start to finish, so you’ve got no excuses – no matter how hungry or busy you are!
I’ve told you before how I feel about muffins for breakfast – and it’s not good. The only time I ever have a muffin for breakfast is usually when I’m travelling – like if I’m in a cafe at the airport or at the station about to jump on a train and it’s pretty much the only option available. But most muffins are packed with fat and sugar. Essentially – they’re just naked cupcakes. And by that I mean cupcakes without the frosting, not cupcakes blushing in their underwear that I’m picturing right now. Which doesn’t even make any sense because if they’re wearing underwear, then they’re not naked. But anyway, moving on…