It’s evening, you’re relaxing on the couch and craving something sweet and delicious, but you don’t have time to bake an entire dessert and you don’t want to ruin your healthy routine. We have the perfect solution for you. When you have a craving for cake but don’t have time to bake, try our Oatmeal Mug Cake recipes that are light, fluffy and ready in just minutes. They’re also super tasty, can be made gluten-free and also contain a good amount of protein.
Soft and fluffy mug cake with oatmeal is perfect for a snack
Top with Greek yogurt and berries for a perfect breakfast
What is a mug cake?
Mug cakes have become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s literally a cake made in a cup. It’s typically made in the microwave, as most mugs aren’t ovenproof. They are popular because they are easy to prepare and can be eaten in one serving. If you’re in the mood for a cake but don’t want to unpack all the baking supplies, a mug cake is a wonderful alternative to nip the craving in the bud! Mug cakes can be made without eggs, flour or even sugar. You can experiment with making vegan mug cakes or mug cakes with different toppings. You can even make salty mug cakes.
If you want dessert for breakfast, then this recipe is for you
3 lightning-fast mug cakes with oatmeal
These instant oatmeal recipes are perfect for late risers in the morning or for any day or evening sweet tooth. We love these microwave mug cakes that take just minutes to make!
Be sure to use a large enough cup
#Banana mug cake with oatmeal
This irresistibly sweet, moist and fluffy Oatmeal Banana Cup Cake is perfect for a quick snack or dessert! It is egg free, vegan and gluten free. It’s ready in 5 minutes and only requires a few simple ingredients.2
- banana – Make sure your banana is brown and blotchy. Since it’s the main sweetener in this recipe, it should be ripe and sweet!
- oatmeal – If you don’t have oatmeal handy, you can make it yourself by grinding some oatmeal into flour.
- maple syrup – You can use other liquid sweeteners like agave syrup or honey instead.
- chocolate chips – 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon Cinammon
Instead of chocolate chips, you can add chopped nuts
- Lightly grease a mug with cooking spray or oil.
- Mash the banana in your mug until smooth. Then add the maple syrup and stir.
- Place oatmeal, rolled oats, chocolate chips, baking soda, and ground cinnamon in mug. Stir until well combined, making sure to get the bottoms too.
- Microwave cake for 60-90 seconds or until set and comfortable to the touch. Let it cool for a few minutes before enjoying!
You can add any spices and flavors you like
#Chocolate Protein Mug Cake with Oatmeal
The quickest and easiest vegan chocolate mug cake, made in the microwave in just over a minute. It’s packed with protein and delicious chocolate flavor.
- 2 tablespoons of oatmeal – The first ingredient you will need for this recipe is oatmeal. The rolled oats are mixed into an oatmeal that makes an excellent base for this chocolate cake. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, consider using your favorite gluten-free oatmeal.
- 3 tablespoons chocolate protein powder – The next ingredient you need for this recipe is the chocolate protein powder.
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder – The baking powder is the most important leavening agent that ensures that your mug cake is airy and fluffy.
- 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips – Another key ingredient for this recipe is chocolate, more specifically, chocolate chips. Chocolate chips add extra sweetness and rich chocolate flavor to the mug cake.
- 3 1/2 tablespoons water – The water serves as an essential source of liquid to turn the dry cake mix into a rich chocolate cake batter.
You can serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the protein powder, oatmeal, and baking soda and mix.
- Add the water and mix again.
- Sprinkle the mixture with the chocolate chips.
- Microwave your mug cake for 75-90 seconds or until set.
You can add fresh or frozen fruit
#Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake
A quick batter made with golden rolled oats and chopped pecans that bakes light and fluffy with a dollop of gooey Nutella in the center. It’s like getting cake and frosting in one lucky mug.
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread, plus more for garnish
If you add too much baking soda, it will leave a bitter, metallic aftertaste
- In a larger mug, combine the milk, olive oil, and sugar. Stir in the flour until smooth, then stir in the rolled oats, pecans, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Place the Nutella on top and gently press in so that it is partially submerged in the cake batter.
- Heat on high for 30 seconds, then in batches of 15 seconds, until the top looks dry and done and springs back when pressed with a finger.
- Let the cake sit for at least 5 minutes before consuming as the cake and the Nutella in the center will still be quite hot. Fill the cake with extra Nutella if you feel like indulgence!
You can refine your mug cake with raisins