Maple chocolate mug muffin

A variation on the popular mug cake, this muffin cooks quickly and can easily be shared by two. Enjoy it with fresh fruit and yogurt as part of your morning.

2 servings / 7  min

Prep 5 min / Cook 2 min

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) bran cereal pellets
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking powder
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  1. In a microwave-safe mug, using a fork, beat together egg, maple syrup and vanilla. Add bran cereal, cocoa powder, baking powder and cinnamon and stir well to combine.
  2. Place in microwave and cook on High for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Turn muffin out onto plate and divide in 2.

Tip: You can substitute 3 tbsp (45 mL) bran flakes for the bran cereal pellets if desired.

Nutritional info per serving
  • Calories 93
  • Protein 5 g
  • Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 93 mg
  • Carbohydrates 14 g
    Fibre 4 g
    Sugar 8 g
    Added sugar
  • Sodium 107 mg
  • Potassium 184 mg


Recipe developed by Emily Richards, PH Ec. ©Heart and Stroke Foundation 2013.

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