A Cup of Coffee Cake

5 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug.

You can make just about any cake in a mug, but for my first “cake in a mug” recipe I felt that coffee cake seemed fitting. This is an easy healthy version of coffee cake. Cooking cake in a mug not only takes a just few minutes, but it tastes perfectly moist and fluffy.I was extremely pleased with the end presentation and taste of the cake!

Makes a single serving.

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon of “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

2 Tablespoons Truvia Sugar

1 Egg white

2 Tablespoons non-fat greek yogurt

A (very) tiny dash of Vanilla

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Crumb Topping:

1 tablespoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour

1 Tablespoon Truvia

1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Directions:

Mix Butter and stevia in mug until fluffy. Next, stir in egg white, greek yogurt, and vanilla. Lastly, add your whole wheat flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl or cup mix your topping ingredients ( flour, stevia, brown sugar, and cinnamon) Press together with your fingers or a fork, creating a crumble.

Add your crumb topping to the top of your mug. Microwave for one minute, then and add ten second intervals to complete to your satisfaction.

-If you want an even easier way of making cake in a mug, simply use 1/3 cup of boxed cake mix, with an egg and 1 Tablespoon of butter. This might not be as healthy , but is less hassle (If you can even call 5 minute cake a hassle)


Apple Butter

Contrary to it’s name,  there is no actual butter in “apple butter”. The name “apple butter” simply comes from the smooth rich texture of this spread. I love putting apple butter on toast, or in my oatmeal in the morning. This might take quite a bit of time to cook but it is well worth the wait, and frankly no store-bought apple butter will compare. My recipe uses Truvia rather than sugar  for a lighter version, but you can use regular sugar or even honey to sweeten it.

Ingredients

8 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples (peeled & finely chopped)

3 Teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 Teaspoons all spice

4 Tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend

Directions:

Place chopped apples in slow cooker with spices & sugar. Mix well and cook on high for 2 hours. After 2 hours mix with a whisk to reduce clumps. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 3 hours, stirring occasionally.  Remove from slow cooker and put into jars or containers , store in the refrigerator or freezer.