Flourless Peanut Butter Mug Cakes are low carb single serve treats made from peanut flour – the mason jars just make them fun. They cook in the microwave in 50 seconds.
Happy Friday! Did you have a nice week? I sure did. My husband had the day off Monday for Memorial Day. We don't typically do anything special for Memorial Day, but I start it the same way every year; I call my Daddy up on the phone and thank him for serving his country.
We had a nice family day. My son and I made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, my daughter worked on crafts, and later my husband took the kids to the park to play for the afternoon. While they were out I did some work.
As a snack, I made one of these great low carb mug cakes. I had the ingredients already mixed together so it was nothing to put it together.
I think peanut flour is the best invention since….well…peanut butter! I've been putting it in everything… my kids oatmeal, my smoothies, pie crusts, peanut butter layer cakes and now these single serve mug cakes, or minute muffins if you prefer.
If you haven't seen my other posts using peanut flour, then you may not know what it is. Peanut flour is made of the roasted peanuts left over from the peanut oil extraction process. You must have wondered what happened to all of those peanuts used to make peanut oil, right?
Peanut flour is not the same as raw ground peanuts. The low carb community uses raw ground blanched almonds and calls it “almond flour”, so I wanted you to know that they are not the same.
RAW GROUND PEANUTS ≠ PEANUT FLOUR
Peanut flour is sometimes referred to as de-fatted peanut flour, PB 2 (which has added salt and sugar), and powdered peanut butter. It's high in protein and fiber and low in fat and carbohydrates. It's one of the lowest carb nut flours available, but because it is so fine, it should be mixed with other bulkier ingredients when making cakes, cupcakes, crackers, or breads. It acts more like a flavoring, like cocoa powder, in many applications.
For both this peanut butter mug cake and the chocolate peanut butter mug cake I used Sukrin Peanut Flour. I like it very much. It is not as darkly roasted as the Byrd Mill brand I have used before and has a nice smooth flavor.
Single serve mug cakes are such an easy breakfast or snack. I've been making them for years. I have to say that they've come a long way from the first “flax muffins” and MIMs (muffin in a minute) I made years ago. Now, thanks to bloggers, there are so many delicious flavors to choose from. But one thing that always seems to disappoint me about mug cakes is the texture. Many are not “cake like” at all. Instead, they are a bit on the rubbery side and sometimes taste eggy.
I worked on this recipe for a long time and I succeeded in eliminating all the negatives. The result is a nice light cake texture — in a mug cake! Hooray! 2 Net Carbs
[NOTE] Quadrupling the dry ingredients makes a master mix – measure 1/4 cup of the dry mix, add the wet ingredients, and stir. It works beautifully and saves time.
Please hop on over to Sukrin USA to get the recipes for these nice mug cakes!
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