Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake | Easy and Nutritious Recipes

Intro

This snack is super quick to prepare, it is tasty and it is a fantastic recovery snack or meal. You can prepare this snack any time of the day. If you have been though an intense workout try the chocolate mug cake as a recovery meal. You can accompany it with a glass of fresh milk or almond milk.

Recipe

Time

Prep Time

6 minutes

Additional Time

2 minutes

Total Time

8 minutes

Ingredients

1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp coffee
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour (cake wheat flour)
2 Tbsp oats
1 to 2 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3-4 Tbsp fresh milk or almond milk
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp baking powder
2-3 small squares of Cadbury (Bournville), Lindt or 1 Tbsp chocolate chips
almonds (optional)
pinch of salt

Instructions

In a mug (or even in a breakfast bowl) add cocoa, coffee, flour, oats, raisins, brown sugar, milk, olive oil, baking powder, pinch of salt and mix well. Add a few almonds and then submerge the 2 or 3 chocolate pieces.
Place in the microwave for 1 min. Open the microwave door to inspect the contents and prevent cupcake from overflowing. Close the door and microwave for another 40 secs to a minute.

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Health benefits

Cocoa

Cocoa, used throughout history as a folk medicine, may actually have significant health benefits, according to studies at Harvard and other Universities. Cocoa flavonoids are good for cholesterol. Cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levels among other benefits.

Coffee

Legend has it that coffee was discovered around 850 A.D. in Ethiopia by a goatherd who observed that their animals were unusually lively after eating bright-red berries. Inside those berries were the coffee beans that later went on a global journey. Now, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is the world’s most popular beverage. Coffee has been studied for more than a century and claims a number of health benefits (as well as some risks). Your daily cup of joe may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. It also packs a powerful punch of antioxidants.

Oats

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in oats can provide important health benefits. For example, the fiber in them helps to lower cholesterol and move food efficiently through the digestive tract. Fiber may also enhance immune function. Oats are also rich in iron and B vitamins, both of which improve energy levels. In addition, oats can provide other health benefits, such as: supporting weight loss, controlling diabetes, managing cholesterol and it is celiac safe.

Raisins

Raisins are dried grapes. This drying process concentrates both the nutrients and sugars present in grapes, making raisins nutrient and calorie-dense. Raisins originated in the Middle East before making their way to Europe, where they were especially popular among the Greeks and Romans. Historically, raisins were used as currency, as awards in sporting events, and to treat ailments like food poisoning. Health benefits include lowering your risk of heart disease, lowering the risk of chronic disease, improving your gastrointestinal health and oral health.

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