Sweet Treats

Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

Last week I shared a picture of one of my favorite treats, a cookie in a mug & had many requests for the recipe, so here you are!  This is such a great quick fix for when you are craving warm chocolate chip cookies.  And, bonus, it serves one so you don't find yourself eating the entire batch of cookies or half of the cookie dough...it happens, it's fine.  Another thing I love about this treat is that there is hardly any clean up!  Mix, "bake" and enjoy all from the same mug.  I have been trying to eat as healthy as possible when I can (nothing says healthy like a cookie in a mug haha) so the recipe I use is a bit unique, but I included the more common ingredients in the recipe as well.  So, what are you waiting for!  Go make yourself a cookie in a mug! 

 


CHOCOLATE CHIP MUG COOKIE

INGREDIENTS

1 mug
1 tbsp ghee (or butter)
1 tbsp organic cane sugar (or regular sugar)
2 tsp grade A maple syrup (or 1 tbsp dark brown sugar)
1 splash (about an eighth of a tsp)  vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp cashew, peanut or sunflower butter
2 tbsp coconut flour (or ¼ cup flour)
2 tbsp chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Add ghee to mug & melt in the microwave
Add cane sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and salt.  Mix with fork.
Once combined, add in egg yolk and peanut/cashew/sunflower butter.
Add flour, then stir again. 
Finally, add in your chocolate chips.

Place in the microwave and cook for 45 seconds.  Depending on your microwave, it could take as little as 35 seconds or as many as 60 seconds.  The “cookie” still cooks once removed from the microwave, so you want it to seem a bit “gooey” it will firm up.

Let it cool just a bit then enjoy!
 

Fresalsa & Cinnamon Chips

Fresa = strawberry in Spanish, so fresa + salsa = fresalsa 

This delicious blend of strawberries, mango and pineapple is a perfect treat for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!  Or a refreshing warm weather (healthy) treat!  Served with flour tortilla cinnamon "chips" and enjoy life sugar crisp cookies for my gluten free friend. 

FRESALSA

INGREDIENTS

1 pint (or 2 cups) fresh strawberries
1 mango
1 8oz can of pineapple tidbits drain & set juice aside
For a “fresher” recipe, switch for one cup fresh pineapple
1 fresh mango, diced
2 tbsp strawberry jam
2 tbsp grade A maple syrup
2 tbsp pineapple  juice


DIRECTIONS

Wash and dice fruit  (if you take the easy route on the pineapple, no need to wash, just dice)
Toss in a bowl and set to the side.
In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, juice, and jam until blended.
Pour the mix over the fruit and toss together.

For best results, chill in the fridge, but can be enjoyed right away!


 

CINNAMON CHIPS

INGREDIENTS

6 small flour tortillas
1 egg
3/4 cup pure cane sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a small bowl combine cinnamon and cane sugar, set aside.
Whisk egg in a small bowl or cup
Brush the top and bottom of one of the tortillas with the egg, coat with cinnamon sugar mix.
Repeat brush, stack sprinkle until you have three tortillas piled. Then repeat with the second set of three tortillas.
Slice into 6 triangles
Place on your baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
Flip them over and bake for five minutes.
Let cool & Enjoy!