This easy Keto Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug is easy, delicious, and perfect for keeping you on a keto diet without feeling cheated! Instructions to bake this single serve cookie, as well.
If you’ve wondered how to bake keto chocolate chip cookies, you’ve come to the right place.
Since taking on a new low carb diet, my husband and I have been trying a lot of low carb recipes – some with spectacular results… but until now, I hadn’t found a cookie option I loved. Many of the recipes were fussy, complicated, or overly bland and bitter – but after tweaking a traditional mug cake recipe a bit with some low carb keto ingredients, I came up with this AMAZING and delicious single serve keto chocolate chip cookie recipe!
This keto chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe is the perfect easy single-serve low carb cookie recipe – and even if you bake it, it takes under 11 minutes for the whole thing to come together! Of course, if you need it FAST, the microwave option works well too!
Tips to a Perfect Easy Keto Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
To make this easy microwaveable (or oven baked) keto chocolate chip cookie, there are a couple things to ensure a delicious, craving-crushing dessert.
My best tips are below:
Don’t skip the acid.
When baking (or microwaving) with baking soda and a fattier flour like coconut or almond flour, you NEED to counteract the neutral base with an acid – or it will taste like ammonia!
For every tablespoon of baking soda you use, add a tablespoon of lemon juice (my first choice for its light and neutral flavor), vinegar, or apple cider vinegar. This step is ESSENTIAL – after testing this recipe a couple times without the acid, I can tell you, it is NOT optional. I couldn’t even swallow one bite without it – it tasted like pure ammonia. A little lemon juice, however, and it was divine!
Microwave or Oven – Both as Delicious!
I actually don’t own a microwave in our house (don’t worry, I’ve tested this recipe thoroughly in my in-law’s microwave – another benefit of living next door to them!!) – so I am including an easy baked method as well.
Baking only adds about 8 minutes to this recipe – and does give a slightly crunchier crust around the edges, which I love. But to be perfectly honest (as someone who hates the taste of microwaved food), they are both fantastic and quick, either way!
To Make This Easy Keto Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug, You’ll Need:
Microwaveable or Oven Proof Mug
-This recipe can be made either in the microwave OR the oven – be sure to pick a mug that is appropriate for either!
Dehydrated peanut butter has less fat, less calories, and way less carbs – it is one of my favorite new finds to get delicious peanut butter flavor in baked goods (I also LOVE it in smoothie bowls!!!).
You can find PB2 or other brand peanut butter powder in most health or natural foods stores – or order it here.
Almond flour, unlike almond meal, is fine, fluffy, and soft – and ensures a delicious texture that is light and airy. You need almond flour instead of almond meal, or it will have a clumpy and slightly sandy texture.
A delicious coconut flour is mandatory here – coconut meal or shredded coconut won’t work. You need a fine coconut flour, for the flavor and the texture. Coconut meal will be lumpy and grainy, like sand. Order my favorite here.
This is NOT optional – if baking with both baking soda and coconut or almond flour, you NEED lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or another acid to change the mix to not be so neutral, or it will taste like ammonia! If you’ve ever wondered why keto baked goods sometimes taste like ammonia, it’s because it often isn’t balanced with acid and has become too neutral in base.
I’ve ruined multiple recipes trying to skip the acid addition – do not skip it!
Other Delicious Lower Carb Desserts You’ll Love:
If you love this delicious and easy keto diet chocolate chip cookie in a mug, you’ll love these other lower carb desserts, too! Not all of these are explicitly keto – you’ll want to watch the fruit you consume if you’re hoping to go into ketosis… but they all are free of added sugars and grains/gluten.
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Sugar and Cloth Serving Items
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They have fun, interchangeable disposable flat wear, paper plates, and bright napkins (plus ceramic bowls and an adorable pitcher and glasses).
PNW Enamelware Mugs
Buy your own here.
Easy Keto Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug
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- 3 tbsp pb2 peanut butter powder
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp truvia
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- Add ingredients to mug.
- Stir well, making sure batter is mixed well.
- If batter is very thick, add 1/2 tsp water to thin. Batter should be similar to pancake batter.
- Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until risen and puffy like a souffle.
- Bake for 10 minutes - until cookie has risen and is slightly browned on top.