A Low Carb Mug Cookie for One!
Any dessert that fits in a mug is great! To know that you’ve got your own single serving of something warm and delicious is enough to bring joy to anyone’s day.
We’ve made lots of mug cakes in the past but with our new discovery of Homemade Chocolate Chips, we decided to make a classic chocolate chip mug cookie. Check out our easy recipe and our simple tip to make sugar free chocolate chips in a pinch!
The ingredients for our mug cookie are super simple and you will be enjoying a fresh, warm, gooey cookie in just a matter of seconds. It is amazing how you can actually “bake” in the microwave! After making this recipe just once, you may never even make a batch of real chocolate chip cookies again and why bother? You can have a fresh, warm cookie every single night when you use this recipe!
4-Week Keto Meal Plan
- 4 Weeks of Delicious Keto Recipes!
- Leftovers and Bulk Preps Included
- Maximize Your Keto Diet's Success
When you take a look at the ingredients, you may see that we made our own sugar free chocolate chips. While this is definitely a tasty ingredient, you can definitely use store-bought chocolate chips as well. Lily’s makes a great bag of sugar free chocolate chips and Hershey’s does as well. Both brands are great to have on hand when the baking mood strikes.
Remember though, some sugar-free candies, Hershey’s included, use maltitol, of which we don’t recommend eating too much. Maltitol is a sugar alcohol, like erythritol, but maltitol specifically is known to cause stomach bloating, cramps and “toilet troubles”. We’ve tested it and quickly realized it’s better to steer clear of commercially advertised sugar-free products and just make your own! That way, you know exactly what’s going into your body and if you react negatively to something, you’ll know what it was. Besides, making your own chocolate chips can be really fun! Isn’t it always great to try new things in the kitchen?
While we are talking about sweeteners, we love to share our favorite low carb options. Our favorite go-to sweetener is erythritol because it’s way more gentle on the digestive system and doesn’t spike your blood sugar! There are also many versions of erythritol that you can use, from granular to powdered to a brown sugar sweetener that adds depth and flavor to your favorite baked goods. Erythritol is also naturally sweet and can take the place of sugar in almost any recipe. This chocolate chip mug cookie is proof! Erythritol for the win!
A low carb dessert that’s ready in under 5 minutes is a dessert we love! Check out our favorite low carb desserts, including more single serve ones!
- Keto Lava Cake
- Better Nutella Brownie
- Red Velvet Cinnamon Cheesecakes
- Caramel Chocolate Lava Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Creme Brulee
- Salted Caramel Panna Cotta
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Pudding
Let’s make a mug cookie!
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tbsp So Nourished erythritol sweetener
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp sugar free chocolate chips (Recipe here!)
- If you're using an oven to cook this mug cookie, preheat it to 350°F.
- Melt a tablespoon of butter in a small pan and let it brown a little. This will enhance the flavor of your mug cookie!
- Combine this browned butter with 3 tablespoons of almond flour. If you're almond flour is a little coarse, feel free to pulse it in a food processor to make it a little more fine.
- Add in erythritol and cinnamon.
- Then add your egg yolk, vanilla extract and salt.
- Add your sugar free chocolate chips (did you know you can make your own?!). Stir to combine.
- Spray a mug, cup or ramekin with some cooking oil and place your cookie dough in. Flatten it out to ensure even cooking.
- Microwave on high for about a minute or bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- Let it cool for a few mins and then dig in! Enjoy alone or with a scoop of low carb ice cream (perhaps homemade!)
Loved this mug cookie? Let us know! Something didn’t quite turn out right? Ask us in the comments below or contact us– we respond to comments every day and would love to hear from you and help you out! And check out all our low carb desserts to learn to make more delicious and healthy meals!
The content on this website should not be taken as medical advice and you should ALWAYS consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. We provide nutritional data for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. We use Total Keto Diet app software to calculate the nutrition and we remove fiber and sugar alcohols, like erythritol, from the total carbohydrate count to get to the net carb count, as they do not affect your blood glucose levels. You should independently calculate nutritional information on your own and not rely on our data. The website or content herein is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose or treat any disease. This website shall not be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or recommendations on the Website or actions you take as a result. Any action you take is strictly at your own risk.
- EPIC Keto Krate Haul! - February 13, 2020
- 30+ Low Carb Snacks (Keto Snacks) with Little to No Prep - January 1, 2019
- Keto Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Latte [VIDEO] - November 13, 2018
Have You Tried These Delicious Recipes?
Missing anything? Get it on
Can the egg be used whole? Was wondering what difference does that make? This recipe is my holy grail and i have shared it in a lot of keto groups i am part of .. such a life saver.
Very good! Just an FYI – if you use Lily’s chips, the carb count for this recipe goes up to about 6 net carbs.
This is delicious!
I’m in love with everthing keto!!! I started November 5th 2017 @215 lbs today is April 11th and I’m @150lbs 5 months and 65lbs gone! Went from a size 18 to a size 10. Thank you Keto ?
Does sugar alcohol not count towards the carb count? I ask because erythritol has 4g of sugar alcohol per teaspoon and this recipe calls for 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons). Just curious 🙂
Nope, sugar alcohols act like fiber in our body – they’re not processed and excreted. They don’t count towards the net carb count.
Ahhh ok! Thanks for responding 🙂 can’t wait to try!
Made this tonight. I added a teaspoon of water and an extra 1/2 teaspoon vanilla because my mixture was and remained very dry (I used so called defatted almond flour, as that’s what i had on hand). HOWEVER, it was delicious. Very good flavor. Just enough for one person, with a cup of decaf.
Game changer for me – simple and delicious! Thank you!
I am doing research for my first EVER “diet” @ 60 yo.. triathelete with injuries/menopause gained 60#’s in a what seemed like a flash. ANYWAY this Keto diet makes the most sense my only hesitation was NO sweets..& now you & this site have solved that concern. I am pretty tough but sweets have always had a power over me (ice cream). I love to cook/bake & cant wait to get started on this diet. (Trying to motivate myself). Anyway thank you everyone for ALL of the data.
Sherre I did keto last spring hubby and I each lost 40 lb in a few months. It was a game changer! I became pregnant at 50 years old for the first time ever. In the 9 months I had two pregnancies and two miscarriages. And I regained the 40 lb. so Today hubby and I started keto again. You will find the best recipes here at tasteaholics. I cant wait to try this and all the new recipes since I was last on keto.