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For those celebrating today – be it Christmas Eve or the first day of Hannukah – I want to wish you the happiest of holidays. I’m sure you have your menu all set for tonight, so instead I want to share a quick and easy breakfast or snack to get your day started right. You might even have all the ingredients on hand. And let me just say, this one is a combination of so many of my favorite things. It’s a low carb mug cake… it’s a molten lava cake… it’s filled with (sugar-free) Nutella… it’s a molten lava Nutella mug cake!
I almost feel silly calling this Nutella mug cake recipe “breakfast”. It’s so unbelievably rich and chocolate-y and delicious. Way too decadent for breakfast, right? It sure tastes that way! I’d be more inclined to call it an incredible dessert. Nevermind the fact that incredible desserts aren’t usually ready in just a couple of minutes. But this one is.
If you’re really looking to take this low carb mug cake over the top, add some whipped cream or sugar-free ice cream. I should have done that for my pictures. Seriously, what goes better with a warm, gooey molten lava cake than cold ice cream and whipped cream? Now that I think about it, those are some great additions to almost any mug cake. I need to do that more often!
In fact, I need to make sugar-free mug cakes more often, in general. There are so many desserts that I’d enjoy much more frequently if I could have them ready in minutes. What can I say, convenience is a big deal with a full-time job, a semi-full-time blog, and a family. Maybe I should make that a goal for next year – to make more healthy mug cake desserts for the blog?
Here’s the thing, though. This particular molten lava Nutella mug cake happens to be sugar-free, gluten-free, and packed with protein. Sure, it’s not as nutrient-dense as veggies and fruits, but other than that, it’s the next best thing.
So, even though this molten lava mug cake recipe is parading around as a dessert, I happen to think it makes an amazing breakfast. Can you just picture it with a tall glass of almond milk, or even a cup of coffee? If you’ve got a long day ahead and want to start it out with something to look forward to, this chocolate-y Nutella mug cake is just what you need.
Nutella Mug Cake Recipe – Molten Lava Cake (Low Carb, Paleo):
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