5 Healthy Chocolate Mug Cakes (Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free & Vegan Options)

We all ascribe to different ways of eating. While some people prefer a high fat/low carb ketogenic diet, others prefer to count calories. Some people don't give much thought to what they eat while others have severe food restrictions due to allergies or intolerances. One dessert recipe we absolutely love to curb any sweet tooth craving is a warm and moist chocolate cake that only takes a couple minutes to prepare. We've compiled the best list of chocolate mug cake recipes, (all of which are low calorie mug cakes), for you to pick and choose from regardless of what you can eat or are trying to avoid.

 Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

You're looking for low carb foods that don't feel like you're missing out. Well with this recipe, Diet Doctor would approve - you can have your cake and eat it too! There's also built in flexibility on choice of sweetener and from our experience we recommend using Swerve (Erythritol) or Stevia. Swerve actually comes in a granulated or powdered form that is wonderful for sugar free baked goods. If you feel like going all out, add some keto ice cream we mentioned here.

Great If You're: Diabetic, on a keto diet, looking to avoid processed sugars, are celiac

Perks: Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Peanut Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Low Carb

 Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

You're vegan, have a dairy or egg intolerance but still want that moist and luscious chocolate cake in 30 seconds. Impossible you say? It's not! This recipe will give you everything you're looking for. It calls for espresso powder and decadent chocolate chips which intensifies the flavours. If you're sick of scanning ingredients labels for sneaky dairy additives like milk solids or milk fats, try our Vegan Baking Chocolate for peace of mind. It's available in Vegan White Chocolate, Vegan "Milk" Chocolate or Vegan Dark Chocolate.

Great If You're: Vegan, Vegetarian or have an allergy to peanuts or tree nuts

Perks: Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

Low Fat Low Calorie Chocolate Mug Cake 

Low Fat Chocolate Mug Cake

With only 138 calories sans chocolate chips, this low fat chocolate mug cake recipe attests to being rich, soft, buttery and fluffy. Gone are the days of prepackaged diet desserts that taste like cardboard or rubber at best. Whip yourself up a 1 minute chocolate mug cake that won't have you reeling in regret.

Great If You're: Allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, can replace with a gluten-free flour, diabetic

Perks: Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Gluten-Free option, Sugar-Free option

 Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

No Flour (4 Ingredient) Chocolate Mug Cake

This is a healthy option particularly if you want to stay away from all flours. With only 4 simple ingredients including banana, almond butter, cocoa powder and dairy free chocolate chips, this vegan chocolate mug cake recipe is not only simple, you could probably make it with the ingredients in your cupboard right now. Imagine how ooey gooey and moist this chocolate cake will be with good fats from a nut butter and natural sweetness from the banana.

Great If You're: Celiac, Paleo, Vegan

Perks: Peanut Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free

 Healthy Protein Chocolate Mug Cake

Healthy Protein Chocolate Mug Cake

Last but not least we have a super healthy version of the chocolate mug cake that forgoes flour for protein powder. Whether you can tolerate dairy or are strictly vegan, there are a ton of great protein powders on the market that come in delicious chocolate flavours as well as awesome milk alternatives like almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk to swap with cows. The best part of having some added protein to a treat is the stabilization of blood sugars so you're much less likely to experience sugar highs and lows.

Great If You're: Celiac, Paleo, Keto, Vegan

Perks: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Sugar-Free option


Have you tried making a chocolate mug cake in the past? What's your favourite version? Tell us in the comments below.

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