I love everything about this Paleo Pumpkin Mug Cake. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! Its delicious, healthy, and it only takes 5 minutes to make. But the best part is that its a single serving, so theres no need to commit to baking a whole cake when your sweet tooth strikes.
The earthy pumpkin flavor and sweet maple cream frosting make the perfect snack to nibble on with an afternoon cup of coffee. Speaking of coffee, Ive been drinking a lot of it this winter. After spending time out in the cold theres nothing better than being welcomed back inside by a freshly brewed cup of coffee and one of these Paleo Pumpkin Mug Cakes. Thats becoming my favorite afternoon ritual these days, and one that makes winter a (teensy) bit more bearable.
If youre wondering what a mug cake is, then heres the scoop- its a simple cake thats made with a few simple ingredients and baked in the microwave in a mug. Theres no flour, no sugar, and no mess to clean up! (You might also want to check out the Mint Chocolate Mug Cake I shared last year.)
This Paleo Pumpkin Mug Cake is made with a banana, egg, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla, and a few spices- all things you probably already have laying around the kitchen. I chose to top my mug cake with a little maple cream frosting and a sprinkle of fresh pecans, but this is totally optional.
Weve made it through the first 9 days of #EatLean2015, only 6 more to go! In case youve missed a post or two along the way, heres a recap of the #EatLean2015 recipes so far:
1. Black Bean & Quinoa Crock Pot Soup
2. The Pomegranate Splash
3. Italian Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice
4. Winter Kale Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
5. Fig & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken
6. Rainbow Carrot Muffins
7. Roasted Lemon and Garlic Hummus with Cilantro
8. Curry Chicken Salad
Be sure to follow my #EatLean board on Pinterest for even more delicious healthy meals!