Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paleo chocolate chip cookie in a mug


Lately, I've seen a bunch of recipes for things cooked in a mug.  See for example: http://www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/delicious-snacks-in-a-mug

I've been craving some chocolate chip cookies, so I thought I'd invent a paleoish version of a chocolate chip cookie in a mug...

You will need:
1 mug
1 egg
1 spoonful of coconut oil
A dollop of maple syrup (how much depends on how sweet you want things)
A pinch or two of baking soda, maybe 1/4 teaspoon (this will make it puff up and fill the cup)
A tiny bit of salt
A few drops of vanilla extract
about 1/2 cup of almond flour
chocolate chips

Melt the coconut oil in the mug using your microwave.  Whisk the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla together in a cereal bowl.  Add the baking soda and almond flour.  Add enough almond flour such that the mixture isn't too runny.  Then mix in the chocolate chips and melted coconut oil.  Spoon it all back into the mug and microwave for 1-2 min depending on the power of your microwave and checking continuously so it doesn't spill over the top of the mug.  Eat immediately.

Taste was OK, but not as good as a baked cookie as it was missing the Maillard reactions which cause the browning and carmelization of the sugars.  Oh well - it was quick!

Enjoy
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