Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake for One

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Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake for One

This grain free lemon mug cake for one is gluten free, made with protein, and is the perfect protein-packed low carb muffin recipe made in 2 minutes. 

This recipe includes two options: a keto option and a dairy free option so you can customize for your health goals.

Scroll down for the recipe for this gluten-free grain free lemon mug cake for one made with almond flour and protein!


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In our family, we’re not only gluten-free, but we try to eat mostly grain-free and sugar-free as well.  Having easy sweet treats can be a challenge, but this mug cake is a healthy protein-packed breakfast or snack on the go without a sugar crash one hour later!  Win!

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Keto Lemon Mug Cake Made With Almond Flour

The keto option for this mug cake includes dairy.  As part of the base you’ll use Keto Chow protein and sour cream as a binder.  You could try to sub another whey protein instead of the Keto Chow, but you’ll have to experiment to see if it works in this recipe.

What is Keto Chow?

Keto Chow is a certified gluten-free and sugar-free meal replacement shake.  I’ve tried a LOT of protein powders and shakes throughout the years.  And when I say a lot…. you’ll be hard pressed to find a protein powder I haven’t tasted. 

Keto Chow the BEST tasting I’ve tried.  It comes in so many flavors and is customizable to your personal nutrition needs!  …And it’s hubby approved.

The best place to buy Keto Chow is from their website directly—so click on through and browse around to see if Keto Chow may be a good choice for your nutritional requirements.

They even have samples of the different flavors! For this recipe I just used vanilla.

  If you choose to order, use the promo code: helpfulgf to save 10% off your order!

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Dairy Free Option

For a dairy free option, you’ll use Arbonne Essentials Vegan Protein as part of the base and use unsweetened applesauce as the binder.  When using these ingredients, this recipe becomes suitable for Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living.

Why Arbonne Protein?

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Arbonne Essentials protein powders are not only certified gluten-free and certified vegan, but also GMO project verified and much more!

If you’re looking for a dependable gluten-free & vegan protein powder, this one is the best tasting vegan protein I’ve tried…. and like I said above, I’ve tried a lot! Plus, the price per serving is comparable to that of many other vegan protein powders… except that this one is also CERTIFIED gluten-free.

Click here to learn more about Arbonne Essentials vegan protein.

Ingredients for The Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake For One

These gluten-free cinnamon muffins are made with just a few simple ingredients and are super speedy to whip up! 

With the exception of the Keto Chow or Arbonne Essentials, most of these ingredients can be found at the grocery store—but I prefer to buy my Monkfruit Sweetener at Thrive Market.  This recipe also uses almond flour.  My favorite brand of almond flour is Anthony’s super-fine almond flour.  It makes such a smooth baked good!  The best deal on this almond flour is on Amazon.

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To make this grain free lemon mug cake for one you’ll need:

*You could sub in your sweetener of choice: Swerve is certified gluten-free, or you could use coconut sugar if you aren’t concerned about keeping the gluten-free cinnamon muffins recipe keto.

grain free lemon mug cake with butter

Tools Needed for The Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake For One

You’ll need a large mug, a bowl for mixing, and a microwave.  That’s it!

I also use avocado oil spray to make sure the cake doesn’t stick to the mug.

How to make The Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake For One

Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl

lemon cake batter

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir until well mixed

Step 3: Spray a large mug with cooking spray and pour in the mixture

Step 4: Microwave for 90 seconds – 2 minutes

  • This time will vary depending on the temperature of your microwave.  I recommend starting with 90 seconds and assessing your muffin.  It will taste better a bit under-done than over-done.

STEP 5: Eat your muffin!

  • For the keto version, I eat with a tablespoon of butter.  If following the 30 days to healthy living, I’d enjoy with some berries!

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5 from 1 vote

Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake for One

This grain free lemon mug cake for one is grain-free, made with protein, and is the perfect protein-packed low carb muffin recipe made in 2 minutes.
This recipe includes two options: a keto option and a dairy free option so you can customize for your health goals.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arbonne 30 days to healthy living, cake, gluten-free, keto, keto chow, lemon, muffin, protein, quick, sugar free
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein *Keto Chow for keto; Arbonne Essentials for dairy-free
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (for keto)
  • 2 tbsp applesauce (for dairy-free)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract

Instructions

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir until well mixed
  • Spray a large mug with cooking spray and pour in the mixture
  • Microwave for 90 seconds-2 minutes (time may vary depending on your microwave. Start with 90 seconds–it will taste better under done than over done)
  • Eat up!

Notes

**Buy Keto Chow through this link and use promo code HELPFULGF for 10% off your order!
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4 thoughts on “Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake for One

  1. 5 stars
    Perfectly moist and cooked at 90 seconds…might add a little more lemon extract next time – and there will be a next time! 🍋 Yum!

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