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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Recipe: Paleo Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Paleo and Grain Free Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Recipe - gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, single serve

Well, today is Valentines Day and you know what that means? You have the perfect reason to treat yourself!

Actually, I think you're awesome so you really don't need a reason to treat yourself other than you're you. 

This cookie, however, is the perfect treat. Made in just a few minutes and free from any added nasties, this paleo chocolate chip cookie for one is made in the microwave (or oven, if you have the patience) and is the perfect single serving so that you can have a giant cookie to yourself.

Being paleo and grain free, it is higher in fat than other recipes you may see around these parts, however, because I love you and think you're awesome - I've also given some options for lightening up this deeeeeeeeeeeliciouso cookie so that everyone can enjoy it!

Paleo and Grain Free Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Recipe - gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, single serving

All you need to whip one up for yourself is five simple ingredients which you probably already have in your fridge and pantry, a microwave or oven (the microwave version will be done in just over a minute where the oven version needs a little extra patience) and a spoon to devour your cookie the second it's done ;P 

But let me stop talking and share the recipe with you so that you can make it ASAP! >>

Paleo and Grain Free Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug Recipe - gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, single serving

Paleo Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie for One 
serves 1 (or 2 if you want to share!)
gluten free, grain free, paleo, refined sugar free + lightened up option

1 tbsp (15g) butter {Lightened Up Version: Use 1 tbsp (15g) applesauce*}
2 tsp (10g) coconut sugar
1 (15g) egg yolk {Lightened Up Version: Use 1 tbsp (15g) egg white* 
1/4 cup (24g) almond meal/almond flour 
A sprinkling of your favourite chocolate chips

In a small microwave safe ramekin/mug/bowl, melt your butter (skip this step if using applesauce) in the microwave in 10 second bursts until completely melted.
Next, add in your coconut sugar and egg yolk, stirring to combine before adding in your almond meal. 
Mix all of your ingredients together and sprinkle your chocolate chips on top. 
Microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes or until your cookie is cooked through. 
Allow to cool slightly before devouring!

For the Lightened Up Version I've found you get the best results when only substituting one of the possible substitutions, however, you can substitute both the egg yolk and butter for a lighter version. The lightened up version is slightly more cakey than the original and obviously isn't as buttery, however, it's still a delicious treat! 

Note: This isn't a low calorie recipe (particularly the original version).

But tell me, how are you spending Valentines Day this year?
And what's your dessert of choice?
I think I'm either a cake or icecream girl as they tend to be the kinds of desserts I favour. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting or any kind of icecream - especially if it's got chocolate sauce on top ;P 

We started our Valentines Day with Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pancakes in bed and we'll be finishing it off with a Twilight at Taronga concert tonight!

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