Peanut Butter Apple Muffin in a Mug

I must say, mini muffins are fun, but they really don’t do it for me when it comes to breakfast.


My typical morning breakfast will consist of one of three options: a bowl of Puffins cereal with frozen blueberries, peanut butter and banana overnight oats, or pancakes.

However, every once in a while, I’ll find that I have a bit of extra time on my hands. So, I’ll whip up one of my favorite muffin recipes. After all, muffins are without a doubt the most satisfying breakfast. They’re both sweet and hearty, much like a good pancake recipe, yet without any of the sticky-sweet (and guilt-inducing) syrup.


Unfortunately, there are two problems with muffins:

  1. I almost never have enough time to make an entire batch of muffins
  2. Muffins usually are too small to completely sate me — and I feel guilty reaching for a second one

Luckily, with this recipe I have created the perfect solution to all of my muffin-related issues: a muffin you can make in two-minutes-flat that’s actually adequately sized. And contains the best non-pumpkin flavors of fall (because honestly, by the time November ends I’m pretty much sick of pumpkin), without any all purpose flour, sugar, or butter/oil.

How can a deliciously sweet and satisfying muffin, bursting with sweet apples and drizzled in decadent peanut butter, be so healthy?


You’ll have to scroll on down to find out!

Peanut Butter Apple Muffin in a Mug

  • 1/4 c gluten free flour (I used Krusteaz Brand. You can also sub with other flour of your choice.)
  • 2 tbs 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 egg white (or 3 tbs egg whites)
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • sweetener to taste
  • 1/4 apple, diced

Add flour and baking powder to a small bowl and stir until combined. Add all remaining ingredients (aside from apple), stirring fully until fully combined. Stir in apples. Grease a mug with cooking spray. Scoop muffin batter in and level off. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds – 2 minutes. Remove, top with more peanut butter and apples, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (from

Calories: 280

Fat: 9g

Carbs: 34g

Protein: 17g

(Yields 1 giant mug muffin)


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