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Super Easy Mug Cake
It takes you longer to gather all of the ingredients than it does to make the cake. This is something I found watching the PopSugar Channel made some adaptations because I didn’t have the ingredients and I wanted to try it with Nuzest Protein Powder that I love to bake and my tweaks were a success. I like this because unlike most mug cakes that can be kind of springy or dense this one is creamy and more cake like because of the avocado. The original recipe called for limes and I used lemons because I prefer them over limes. I also swapped out the sugar for a healthier option.
The Best Sugar Replacement
Monk Fruit Sweetener from Lakanto which I met while I was at IdeaWorld and I have been obsessed with their sweeteners ever since. If you have gone through my Sugar Detox and Devotion Program, then you know that I try to avoid sugar in cooking, baking, and eating. Until now I have used date paste mostly as my sweetener, but sometimes you need powdery sugar like substance especially for cookies. I also love that Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener has two ingredients, and you know that I am an ingredient snob, but the benefits of Monk Fruit Sweetener are also a great reason to replace your sugar substitutes.
Why is Monk Fruit Sweetener?
Monk Fruit is known as the immortal fruit in traditional eastern herbalism it is used to increase chi and well being. It is now becoming more popular because it is an alternative sweetener that “is natural, contains zero calories and is 100–250 times sweeter than sugar. It is also thought to have antioxidant properties;” according to Healthline. Monk Fruit is a small melon like the fruit they are grown in Southeast Asia. It has natural fructose and glucose which makes things sweet but the reason that monk fruit is 200 times sweeter than sugar is mogroside. Mogroside is incredibly sweet but has a zero to low glycemic index it also has:
- our bodies metabolize it as an herb,
- anti-oxidants effects,
- anti-inflammatory properties,
- anti-cancer properties,
- anti-diabetic properties,
There is the unknown fact of how much you need to consume to get these amazing benefits overall Monk Fruit Sweetener is considered a safe sugar alternative. I like it because it doesn’t have that nasty aftertaste of stevia or other sweeteners. It has no aftertaste at all. One thing I did have to get used to is how sweet it is I found it very very sweet and usually add half the amount of sugar required. Another thing you will find with Monk Fruit Sweetener is that they are packaged with Erythritol (a sugar alcohol) or inulin to cut down on the sweetness. Brought it home to the family and it has replaced all of our sweeteners I’m glad I found this before the Holiday Season and think I am going to do a few other experiments. They have a Golden that is similar to brown, drops, powdered so many awesome options so that you don’t have to worry about your baking needs. If you’re out of Protein Powder or want to try Nuzest (which is AMAZING) use coupon code “FaithFueled” to get 15% off!
- 1 1/2 scoop of Nuzest Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Avocado
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 Tbsp Lakanto Classic
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil = 1tsp
- Grease Mug with teaspoon of Coconut Oil.
- Mix all ingredients in hand mixer till mixed
- pour in mug
- place in microwave for 1 minutes and 30 second.
Are you a no sugar added baker? Have you ever tried?