Melissa's Cuisine: Chocolate Coconut Mug Muffin

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Mug Muffin

Good morning!  Today, my last guest poster, Courtney, is sharing a fabulous breakfast recipe!  Next week, I'll be back to work and back to blogging.  This mug muffin looks fabulous, and right now I'm all about healthy recipes as I'm working toward losing the baby weight :)

Hello!  My name is Courtney and I'm the second eldest of three sisters (Melanie and Caitlin) who blog at Fry Sauce and Grits!  My sisters and I started our blog as a way to stay connected with each other after finding ourselves having a hard time staying in touch with our busy lives!  We thought it would be fun to start a blog to share our passions, interests, and hobbies as a way to inspire others.  So our creative outlet was called Fry Sauce and Grits to best describe how we live far away from each other (Alabama and Utah), our diverse interests and our fun and quirky personalities.

I'm really excited to be guest posting for Melissa as she gets some much needed R&R and sleep from having a baby.  This week, my first born is turning one and I've been an emotional wreck!  Melissa, everybody will tell you the first year goes by so fast and they're so right!  


I've been trying to eat healthier ever since I lost 35 pounds after having my first baby.  It wasn't easy, and it was a lot of waking up at 5:00 a.m. to go to the gym, counting calories, and eating whole foods.    

My problem is that I have a big sweet tooth.  I inherited this very dominant gene from my mother.  As I have been on this heath and fitness crusade I've found a bunch of healthy desserts I can enjoy and that satisfies my sweet tooth, but the one I'm sharing with you today is one of my favorites!  

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Mug Muffin from

Before I got educated about eating right, I thought because coconut oil was really high in fat and wasn't healthy for you.  I can honestly say that by eating coconut oil daily, was one of the reasons why I lost my baby weight and haven't gotten sick this year. I used to get colds and felt like I was always visiting the doctor every couple months.  Since I started doing my LeanMoms program the beginning of this year, our medical expenses have been so much lower.  I know this isn't all due to eating coconut oil, but from my research coconut oil has so many health benefits.  So whenever I cook, I try to sneak in some coconut oil (with moderation). 

This Healthy Chocolate Coconut Mug Muffin recipe is my to-go recipe when I want something sweet, chocolate, healthy, and fast.  You can make it in less than five minutes!  This recipe was actually created as a breakfast option. I love it so much, I like to eat it for dessert too! 

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Mug Muffin (makes 1 serving)
2 Tbsp coconut flour (you can substitute almond flour or ground flaxseed)
1 1/2 Tbsp stevia
1 Tbsp cocoa powder, heaping
1 egg
3 Tbsp almond milk
1 Tbsp coconut oil
splash of vanilla extract 

Mix all dry ingredients in a large coffee mug, then add wet ingredients.  Place uncovered mug in a microwave and cook for two minutes.  *I like to pour more milk on top of it to make it more of a bread pudding!  Let the mug muffin cool off for a few minutes and enjoy!  

Nutritional per serving: Calories 300, Fat 23 grams, Carbs 24 grams, Protein 9 grams (this is for coconut flour and coconut oil)

Recipe adapted from 

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