Cherry Vanilla Almond Mug Muffin

I just got back from the BlogHer13 conference. It was pretty amazing, but also overwhelming for a newbie like me! I met some pretty awesome women, blogging about some great things. I felt like I learned way more things just talking to other bloggers than from most of the sessions. So ladies if you are out there and reading this, many thanks to you! I hope I get to pay it forward as I learn more about the blogging world.

I absolutely loved the keynote speakers! Especially Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. She is hilarious! I don’t know how she does it though: blogging, doing a TV show, writing books, renovating part of her town, and homeschooling her children! She must have a cape under her shirt because she is simply amazing! Guy Kawasaki author of APE was motivational, making me think that I could and should write that book I’ve been thinking about. And Sheryl Sandberg author of Lean In was truly inspiring, making me want to read her book NOW, and do what I can for the equality of women. I now have more books to add to my LONG list of books to read. I need an app for that! Any suggestions?

I also can’t forget Queen Latifah! She is a pretty amazing woman and the perfect host for the Voices of the Year Reception, where bloggers were recognized for outstanding posts. These posts tugged at your emotions. They made you laugh, think, and brought tears to your eyes. They were touching and inspirational! I am officially motivated and have more work to do than I ever expected! All this talk about work makes me hungry :). How about this delicious mug muffin. Mmmmmmmm.


3.7 from 3 reviews
Cherry Vanilla Almond Mug Muffin
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This breakfast for one is ready in 5 minutes!
: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • 2 Tbs coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • ½ banana
  • ½ Tbs coconut oil
  • ½ tsp raw honey
  • ½ Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  1. Place ½ banana in a small glass dish and microwave for one minute. It should be soft and mushy.
  2. Put the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt in a mug and mix together.
  3. Once the banana is done, add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla to the banana and mix. It should all be melted with the heat of the banana.
  4. Add the banana mixture and 1 egg to the flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Now add the almonds and dried cherries and stir. Microwave for 2 to 2and ½ minutes or until the center is set.
  6. Let cool for a minute, then dump the muffin onto a plate or eat straight from the mug and enjoy!
  7. Note: if you don't want to use a microwave skip the directions above and blend all the ingredients in a food processor except the cherries and almonds. Stir those in once the other ingredients are well blended. Cook in a well greased muffin pan or two ramekins at 350 for 15-25 minutes (depending upon the size of your cooking container). The center should be cooked through. Insert a toothpick in the center and it should come out clean.

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  • Lisa on January 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm said:

    My kids and their friends are all on board with living a “real” food lifestyle. One of my kids friends encourage me to start a blog. I have encouraged them to contribute to our website. Eli has done the most blogging. I am sure proud of him! In our community, so many people have no idea how or what to eat! Not to mention fat phobia. I love this recipe cherry vanilla almond mug muffin. I went out and got the ingredients today. Thanks for sharing. #paleo #JERF #WAPF

    • MellowMomma on February 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm said:

      Thank you! That’s awesome that your whole family is involved in cooking and eating real food! I think there is a lot of misinformation everywhere about food and fat. Getting kids involved is the best way to change how we view food. Kudos to your family and friends for educating others!

  • Jill Reeves on March 10, 2014 at 10:06 am said:

    Fantastic, made them this weekend, my first ever attempt at cooking with coconut flour. I used chopped nuts and dried cranberries as that was what I had I my cupboard. Very impressed will be making again and again. Thank you

  • Carol on June 8, 2014 at 11:46 am said:

    This is perfect for me because it’s one serving and I’m not tempted to eat more! I think I am having an issue with eggs so I substituted 2 Tbs of flaxseed meal added to 3 Tbs of water. I did end up having to add a little more water after everything was mixed but it was delicious. I like the way you cook, thanks!

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