Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes: Low-Sugar Chocolate Mug Cake

What do you know that takes 3 minutes and is mess-free, healthy and great for any time of the day?

Not much probably.

Oh, and did I forget the mention – ohhhhh so chocolatey!!

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You might have seen a horde of ‘Chocolate Mug Cake’ recipes dotted around the webosphere, but most are either loaded with unhelpful wheat flour, tonnes of sugar or – if truth be told – they just plainly DO. NOT. WORK. What I mean by this is they either explode in the microwave, or come out too runny.

What you want from a mug cake is something of a mousse-y consistency and just enough sweetness to not make you crave more… and I think I found it with this healthy chocolate mug cake recipe from Creek Line House.

It’s so easy – all you have to do is a mash a ripe banana.

Add an egg.

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Throw in two tablespoons of cocoa powder.

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½ a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Instead of apple sauce (which is laden with sugar, and is basically just as calorific as jam) I added a tablespoon of date sugar. This is special stuff – and I recommend buying some ASAP despite it being pretty pricey – as you’ll get loads of use out of it, and it’s really worth the price tag.

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Date sugar is so crazy amazing because it’s not actually sugar, it’s an extract from dehydrated dates and makes for a great sugar alternative. Dates are also one of the best fruits for IBS relief due to their high fibre content, which can help relieve symptoms of IBS-C. If you also find you suffer with chronic bloating, date sugar can help curb this due to its high magnesium content, making it the perfect anti-inflammatory remedy.

(Alternatively, if you don’t want to pay for the date sugar, you can make your own – just follow this amazing recipe).

I also found I didn’t need to add the honey because the date sugar had already made it super sweet  🙂

Mix it all together and microwave in the same mug for around 2-3 minutes (for a consistency along the lines of chocolate mousse), or 3-4 minutes (for something more like creamy chocolate cake).

NOW DIG IN! You deserve a guilt-free treat, done the IBS way!

You can find out more information here:

http://naturalsociety.com/health-benefits-of-dates-7-reasons-eat-date-fruit/

http://creeklinehouse.com/2014/03/amazing-metabolism-boosting-chocolate.html

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