3 minute Banting Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

30 June 2015

I created this recipe because I adore cinnamon rolls but I’m not a fan of the prep time and more obviously I am definitely not pleased with how unhealthy these can be. My version of this delicious treat can be made, ready to eat in 3 minutes flat. This cake is surprisingly moist, it has every flavour of a cinnamon roll, it’s easier and last but definitely not least, clean-up is a breeze! I love the idea of mug cakes because really, what dessert can be made so quickly and taste so decadent yet still be low in carbs? – That’s right...this cake!


Servings: 1

Prep Time: 3 mins


2 tbsp. applesauce (unsweetened)        

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 egg

1 tbsp. coconut milk

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ cup. + 1tbsp. almond flour

2 ½ tbsp. xylitol

¾ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg (optional)

¼ tsp. baking powder

Pinch salt

Cream Cheese Icing

1 tbsp. Cream Cheese

2 tbsp. xylitol

1 tsp. full cream milk

½ tsp. vanilla extract


Step 1:

Prepare Cream Cheese Icing by whisking cream cheese, milk, vanilla  and xylitol in a bowl with a fork until smooth and creamy.

Set aside

Step 2:

Combine all ingredients (minus Cream Cheese Icing) in a mug then whisk together with a fork until combine and nearly smooth.

Step 3:

Microwave mixture on high power for 1 minute then check cake for doneness. If it is not fully cooked microwave for an additional 15 seconds.

Serve warm topped with Cream Cheese Icing and a little sprinkle of cinnamon

Quick and Easy right? 


Ypurs in Health Always,



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