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Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

A simple and satisfying dessert made in the microwave in a matter of minutes.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Total Time: 6-7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
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  • 1 apple, chopped, divided in half
  • 1 tbsp applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp Homemade Nut Milk or store-bought plant-based milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp flour, whole wheat or gluten-free
  • 1 tbsp sucanat
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground (optional)


  1. To a blender, add half of the chopped apple, applesauce, nut milk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add flour, sucanat, cinnamon, baking powder and nutmeg (if using) to small bowl. Stir in blended ingredients and other half of chopped apple and mix until combined.
  3. Pour into mug and microwave for 1 minute. Add time in 15-second increments if needed, checking for doneness each time. Serve hot.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.