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Chocolate Lava Mug Muffin


Mug muffins are awesome. Lava cakes are awesome. Put them together using healthy ingredients and you have a super awesome recipe that is healthy and decadent enough to double as both a muffin and a cake!

My girls absolutely adored this and begged me to let them take it to school, which I couldn’t do since it does contain nut butter in it. The nut butter combined with the date paste is also what makes it so damn moist and gooey.

Now one thing before you start…make sure that you don’t overcook it or else you will lose the gooey lava part of the cake and it will become too dry. So stick to the plan, Stan. Now go on and give it a try, I bet you’ll love it!

Chocolate Lava Mug Muffin

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 2 mins


  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
  • 2 tbsp egg whites
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp date paste
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • small pinch sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips together until completely combined.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds. The muffin will look a bit wet and gooey but that’s the way it should look.
  4. Leave on counter for 2 minutes to cool and set.
  5. If eating out of the mug, enjoy, or use a butter knife to release sides of the mug muffin and turn the mug upside down and gently shake it free of the mug into a plate.
  6. Serve with some coconut whipped cream and a cherry.

Michelle Vodrazka
Owner, PRO Trainer, Nutritionist

Michelle Vodrazka is an internationally recognized personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritionist, with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a national fitness competitor and best-selling author of three healthy eating cookbooks.