Fall is in the air, and nothing says autumn quite like the aromatic allure of pumpkin spice. If you’re a pumpkin spice enthusiast but are watching your carb intake, I have the perfect treat for you. A pumpkin spice mug cake that’s ready in just 90 seconds! This mug cake is not only quick but also brimming with all the delightful flavors of the season, and as a bonus, it’s low in carbs. Let’s dive in.
Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour Alternatively, you can use 4 tablespoons of almond flour
- 2 tablespoons Swerve sweetener or your choice of low-carb sweetener
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree Ensure it’s pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling to avoid added sugars
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- A dash of vanilla extract Molina Mexican vanilla extract is a delightful choice!
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom optional, but it adds a beautiful depth of flavor
- 1 tablespoon mashed avocado This sneaky ingredient replaces the traditional butter or oil, adding moisture and healthy fats without altering the taste
- Start by mixing all your dry ingredients in your mug: almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, salt, pumpkin spice, and if you’re using it, cardamom.
- Next, add in the wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, almond milk, vanilla extract, egg, and the mashed avocado. Using a fork, whisk everything together until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
- Once your batter is well-combined, place the mug in the microwave. Cook on high for between 90 seconds to three minutes. The exact time might vary based on the wattage of your microwave, so keep an eye on it.
- After cooking, let it sit for a moment, then top it with some zero-sugar whipped topping. For the finishing touch, sprinkle a bit more pumpkin spice on top.
Voila! In less than five minutes, you have a warm, moist, and delicious pumpkin spice mug cake that aligns with your low-carb lifestyle. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself on a chilly autumn day. Enjoy!