While the colder temperatures leave us longing for warm and sunny days, now is the perfect chance to get creative in the kitchen.
This keto collagen mug cake recipe is not only packed with amazing nutrients but takes less than 2 minutes to make.
Full Fat Coconut Milk = The Perfect Keto Ingredient
One of the best ingredients to cook with is full fat coconut milk. Full fat coconut milk is preferred over ‘light’ coconut milks because it contains all of it’s natural fatty acids. Lighter coconut milks are strained, being stripped of some of the nutrients from the healthy fats. Additionally, it’s an ideal milk for those looking for a milk free from dairy, soy or nuts.
Coconut milk allows you to use an amazing source of fats (coconuts) for cooking and baking some amazing treats. The keto-friendly components of coconut milk don’t stop at it’s high fat content — it also provides us with amazing health benefits, like helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol due to it’s abundance of lauric acid (a protective fatty acid). Lauric acid has antimicrobial properties, which make it a powerful fighter against viruses and bacterial infections.
Additionally, coconut milk also helps to build muscle and strength while reducing fatigue. The MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) in coconut milk are perfect for recovering from hard workouts due to their high electrolyte content of magnesium and potassium.
A Nutrient Powerhouse
Ghee is another ingredient made optional to add to this tasty treat.
Ghee recently surfaced as a highly nutritious food by the media, although it’s been used for thousands of years. By now, we all know it’s an amazing superfood, but what exactly is it?
Ghee is clarified butter. It’s cooked for a longer amount of time, removing the water component and milk fat. Ghee is often preferred to use when cooking instead of butter due to its higher smoke point of 450 degrees [*]. Also, ghee is suitable for many people who suffer from lactose intolerance because the cooking process results in only a minuscule amount of lactose left in the final product.
Perfect Keto Collagen Mug Cake
This Perfect Keto Collagen mug cake recipe is a great way to get creative and keep warm in the kitchen on the days the temperatures begin to drop outside.
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsps. full fat coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. nut butter, tahini or sunflower butter
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. Pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder (up to 3 tablespoons for a more chocolatey flavor)
- 1 scoop Perfect Keto Collagen
- 10 drops liquid stevia (optional)
- 1 tsp. ghee (optional)
- In a large mug, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk and nut butter until well combined.
- Add in the baking powder, salt and cacao powder. Mix to combine.
- Add in Perfect Keto Collagen and mix with a fork until smooth.
- Microwave on high heat for 2 minutes. Use a kitchen towel to remove the mug from the microwave.
- Let it cool off for a bit. It will be HOT!
- Top with a teaspoon of ghee and dig in!
- Calories: 535
- Fat: 43.5g
- Carbohydrates: 8.4g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 26.9g
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Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.