The Low Carb Diabetic: Chocolate Muffin : Low Carb Mug Cake

How about grabbing your favourite mug and whipping up these super quick and easy low carb (keto) chocolate muffins. They are a gluten and dairy-free treat, and when microwaved can be ready in five minutes. No microwave? No problem because you can bake them in the oven as well, use a muffin pan instead of a mug!

Serves Two
2 tbsp. almond flour or hazelnut flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. erythritol (sweetener – optional)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 egg
1½ tbsp. melted coconut oil or butter
½ oz. sugar-free dark chocolate
½ tsp coconut oil or butter for greasing the mugs
Recipe instructions and tips
Can be found here

Almond flour is a gluten-free nut flour that should consist of nothing but ground blanched (no skin) almonds. It’s often used as a low-carb substitute for wheat flour in bread and other baked goods.

The amount of carbs in almonds can vary significantly depending on origin, yield, soil, amount of sun, etc. but often end up between 4-8 grams of net carbohydrates per 100 gram. As always, checking the label is a good idea.You can get almond flour in most grocery stores and health stores these days, or order it online.Hazelnut flour is a type of flour made from ground hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are nuts that come from the hazel tree and are known for their rich, slightly sweet flavour. To make hazelnut flour, the nuts are finely ground into a powder-like consistency, creating a flour that can be used in various culinary applications.

Hazelnut flour is often used as a gluten-free alternative to traditional wheat flour, making it suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or those following a gluten-free diet. Additionally, hazelnut flour is a good source of healthy fats, protein, and other nutrients found in hazelnuts.

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


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