Apple-spice paleo mug cake | Grain-free, dairy-free, low-sodium | Recipe Renovator
This healthy dessert is ready in under five minutes! Three minutes to mix the ingredients together with a fork, then up to two minutes in the microwave, giving you a warm apple-spice paleo mug cake that’s super easy and tastes like coffee cake.

I’ve seen the recipes for these mug cakes and truthfully, I wasn’t planning on doing one for the blog. And then the other night I really wanted a treat. I didn’t want to go out to the store, especially because I knew I would make an unhelpful choice. It didn’t seem like I had much in the fridge either. But a little searching for “paleo mug cake” brought me some great ideas. I didn’t have any chocolate in the house because it’s a migraine trigger, so I opted for apple spice. I call for pumpkin pie spice in the recipe below, but if you don’t have that mix I also explain how to make the mug cake with the individual spices. If you want this completely sugar-free and much lower-carb, you can use stevia in place of the maple syrup.

Suitable for:

low-sodium, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, dairy-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:

vegan diets
Apple-spice paleo mug cake | Grain-free, dairy-free, low-sodium | Recipe Renovator

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Apple-spice paleo mug cake | Grain-free, dairy-free, low-sodium | Recipe Renovator

Apple-spice paleo mug cake {grain-free}

Cake in five minutes? Yes, please!
3.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 large eggs free-range, organic
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk canned, regular or light
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup organic (or stevia = 1 tsp sugar plus 1 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or see below
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour (15 g)
  • 2 tbsp almond flour (10 g)
  • 1/3 cup apples finely chopped (35 g)


  • Add ingredients to your microwave-safe mug in the order listed, mixing with a fork as you add each one.
  • Microwave for one minute, then in 15-second increments, checking the cake each time. Cake should puff up and feel firm. Don't overcook or it will dry out.
  • Eat immediately!


Per mug cake (indicates values with stevia instead of maple syrup):
  • 340 (288) calories
  • 17 g fat
  • 4 g saturated fat
  • 0 g monounsaturated fat
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 185 g cholesterol
  • 121 mg sodium
  • 158 (117) mg potassium
  • 34 (20) g carbohydrate
  • 8 g fiber
  • 19 (7) g sugars
  • 11 g protein
  • 8 (7) Weight Watchers Points Plus
Calculated with Trader Joe's canned light coconut milk, organic maple syrup, and then NatVia stevia in place of the maple syrup.
If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, use a dash of cinnamon and a smidgen each of dried cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. If you don't have tiny measuring spoons, just add a small pinch of each using your thumb and forefinger.