I think it’s so fun to celebrate things with the kids! Little celebrations for kind behavior, a special milestone, a made up holiday or simply just for fun. They love when I say, after dinner lets make a cake-in-a-cup! Hanley will help me gather the ingredients and the kids anxiously wait for it to be cooled enough to dig in. I have to admit, I always make an extra for me to enjoy with them, because these are SO good! They are also amazing for pop-up celebrations that you didn’t see coming, or just on a whim if you weren’t able to get to the store for something. Wholesome, real ingredients are what’s stirred into the mug, and happy, sweet smiles are what it brings!
CAKE IN A CUP
1 large ripe banana, mashed
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon milk (of your choice)
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
1 scoop collagen powder (I prefer this brand)
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts, or chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients (put nuts/choco chips to side) well in a bowl, making sure banana is mashed. Fold in nuts and/or choco chips and pour into a large microwave-safe mug, a ramekin (seen here), or a silicone baking muffin tray (this recipe will fill up 3). Microwave on high for 3 – 3 1/2 minutes or until just firm to touch and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. It’s HOT, so be careful when removing from microwave.
To make it fun, I stir in sprinkles to batter (I stirred in chocolate ones in picture!). The kids LOVE it!