Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Guilt Free Coconut Lime Mugcake

There is no honey, maple, agave, or artificial sweetener in this delightful treat! 21 Day Sugar Detox approved with noted alterations!



Tropical breezes, fresh salty ocean air, poolside drinks, and bright rays of sunshine are what this guilt free, incredibly moist, coconut lime mugcake will have you feeling with each bite. And, it's so easy to make, you'll feel like you're on vacation!


Coconut Lime Mugcake

1 banana (use a green tipped banana if on the 21 Day Sugar Detox)
1 egg
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tbs full fat canned coconut milk
1.5 Tbs coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs unsweetened shredded coconut (plus more for garnish)
2 Tbs unsweetened coconut cream for topping 
(place can of full fat coconut milk in fridge for at least 4 hours, this will separate cream to top of can)

Directions:
In a microwave save mug (larger is better) mash the banana very well. Add egg, coconut milk, lime zest and juice and whisk well with banana. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Microwave for 2-2:30 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from mug, as cake is very moist.

Scoop out a couple of Tbs of coconut cream for topping into a bowl and whisk slightly with a fork or small whisk for a creamy topping!

Garnish with some unsweetened shredded coconut & a lime wedge. Enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. what if you don't use/own a microwave? Is there an oven version?
    Thanks!

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    1. I have yet to try baking a mugcake recipe in the oven myself, however I have been told it will work. I am going to assume you would use a small ramekin (or oven safe coffee mug) and bake it at around 375*F. I'm sorry I don't have an exact answer for you! Thanks for visiting & checking out my recipes!

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    2. You're welcome! If you try it, I'd love to know how it turns out using the oven!

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  3. I am allergic to bananas. any suggestions for a sub?

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    1. You can always sweeten it with a tsp of raw honey. You could also use a few drops of liquid stevia if you use it (I know some people choose not to use stevia), which will keep it sugar free. The banana also helps to moisten the cake a bit, so it may be a bit more dry. It's difficult to find a fruit sweetener to replace bananas in baked goods. Rehydrated & pureed medjool dates also sweeten well. They will change the color of the cake, but sweeten it fine. You would only need about a spoonful of the puree (equivalent of about 1 date) as they are very sweet. Hope that helps!

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    2. Couldn't you also try unsweetened applesauce? That would give you the moisture content, without unnecessary added sugars. The amount may need to be adjusted, as I would think it would be even wetter than banana, but I would think it could be used...? And if the sweetness was not enough, additional sweetener could be used, from various types- liquid stevia, etc. Not sure if it would work, just a thought.

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  4. You've just gained a new follower. It truly is delicious, thanks for the recipe !

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. Ok I normally don't comment on a lot if stuff. But I just made this and it is heaven! I'm not a great baker either and this turned out perfect! Just what I needed on day 7 of my sugar detox! Thanks you! Can't wait to check out more of your recipes now.

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    1. So glad to hear it!! Thanks for stopping by & thanks for trying it! :)

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  6. Just made this tonight to satisfy a sweet tooth. Oh my gosh it is soooo good! Love, love, love the tropical tanginess of the lime and then the smooth finish of the coconut. I will be making this again AND recommending it! :)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by & trying out the recipe!! :)

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  7. Exactly what I needed for Day 7 of my 21DSD!!! Absolutely loved it!! Definitely making it again! :)

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    1. Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it! I definitely had it more than once on my 21DSD! :)

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  8. This looked amazing and delicious and HEALTHY ... until I got to the directions part and it said to use a microwave. Bummer. I'm going to try to make this in the oven though!

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    1. Exactly! I am surprised too that it is to be made in the microwave.. Microwave is soooo bad for health..

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    2. It can be made in the oven as well. I recommend at 350*F.

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  9. This made me SOO happy! Trying to overcome a sugar addiction, and recipes like this make it so easy! Happy Dance

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  10. Would the recipe work without the shredded coconut? My son doesn't like the texture

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    1. It will definitely still work, but it won't have as much of a coconut flavor. If you can find a clean coconut flavoring you trust & are comfortable using, you can add a splash of that for the coconut flavor. The coconut cream topping will still have some coconut flavor, though.

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  11. I don't like using a microwave. Can this be translated into baking time in a conventional oven?

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  12. Very excited to try this! The mug-cake was my go-to sweet treat before I threw out all the grains in my house. Do you have any substitute suggestions for bananas? Think avocados would work?

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  13. I've just made this as a cake in the oven. I doubled the recipe and split between 2 little pans (ceramic). I baked for 35 mins at 375 degrees. Great recipe and will be made again.

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