To begin with, I have to admit that I was a bit afraid to share recipes at first. I really like cooking, but I’m not a professional cook and I’m definitely not going to pretend to be one. Some recipes thus might not strictly follow traditional methods, or I might be using slightly different ingredients. On the other hand, I’m not going to tell you to replace lemon juice with soy sauce or to use semi-finished products and other substitutes. I believe that good and fresh ingredients are the key to home cooking. All the recipes that I’ll post here have been tested in my kitchen and work for me.
In one of my previous posts, where I described my typical shopping routine, I promised to share with you a breakfast recipe. Following the recommendation of my friend, Olinka, I started making mug cakes for breakfast.
As the name suggest, a mug cake is a cake made in a mug and it can be prepared in many different ways. So far, I like the banana chocolate version the best. It’s light and fluffy and when you stick a fork into a piece of chocolate, it creates a nice lava effect. It takes just a few minutes to make. Although it tastes sweet, it has well balanced macronutrients, so it’s a healthy breakfast to go for.
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
- 1 large banana
- 1 egg
- 20g coconut flour
- 20g cocoa powder
- 15g chia seeds
- 25g dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor. You should get a light and airy dough. Do not mix it too much, so that the pieces of chocolate still keep together. Alternatively, you can add the chocolate at the end of mixing. Pour the dough into a mug or a bowl and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
This cake is delicious served with plain yogurt and forest fruits, nuts or peanut butter.
for 1 serving of mug cake