Healthier Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Healthy Alternative to Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Healthy Alternative to Peanut Butter Mug Cake

I wanted to make my son something super quick to have as a treat for being brave at his 5 year appointment so we came home and made this delicious SUPER quick ‘peanut butter’ mug cake! I have peanut butter in quotations because my son is allergic to peanuts so we used Sunflower Seed butter instead.

I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily healthy BUT I will say that it’s a nice treat in which you know exactly what you’re getting when you consume it vs using a box of mix with goodness only knows what in it right?

So here are the ingredients…there are ONLY 3!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Mug Cake (made with Sunflower Seed Butter)

-1 egg

-1 Tbs & 1 tsp sugar (you could use sugar in the raw, but I do not use any artificial sweeteners so Splenda no thanks! I use sugar…in the end, my nervous system appreciates me for that.) 🙂

-3 Tbs Sunflower Seed butter, Almond Butter or PB (your choice)

Calories: Approximately 435 for the whole mug BUT if you share, half would be 217!

If you’re doing the 21 Day Fix, half would be a YELLOW TREAT container 🙂

Instructions:

-Mix all of this together in a microwave safe mug and put in there for 1 minute. Check it to see if it’s cooked. If not, try another 30 seconds and BAM! DONE!

-I added some Chocolate Shakeology to the top mixed with a little honey for Nicholas and it was a GRAND SLAM!! ENJOY!

Don’t forget to share this peanut butter mug cake recipe with your friends! They (and their kids) will be thrilled you did! xo

What is Sunflower Seed Butter?

If you or a loved one suffers from peanut allergies, it can be tough to find healthy alternatives that still taste great. My son has a peanut allergy, which is why I use sunflower seed butter for this peanut butter mug cake recipe. Sunflower seed butter is made by grinding regular sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender. Once a paste is formed, the seeds produce butter that’s about half the amount of seeds you started with, so if you want 2 cup of sunflower seed butter, you should grind 4 cups of seeds.

One tablespoon of sunflower seed butter has

  • 99 calories
  • 2.8 grams of protein
  • 0.9 gram of fiber

Men get 5 percent of their daily protein and 2 percent of fiber from this serving

Women gain 6 percent of their recommended daily protein and 4 percent of fiber

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