When you have jars full of freshly made peanut butter and guava jelly you can’t resist to try a few recipes with them. I love PBJS and while munching on a such delicious sandwich I decided to explore the idea of a mug cake with these two favorites. Now, I have used peanut butter / jelly in cup cakes previously as a filling or as a base ingredient but not in a 2 minute microwave mug cake so the thought was exciting enough to explore a good recipe. We don’t always invent our own recipes, sometimes we explore tried and tested recipes of other bakers and add our twist to them. Grain free peanut butter and jelly mug cake sounded interesting and I looked it up. She had used maple syrup and spooned jelly on top but I had another plan. I omitted maple syrup and sugar and added jelly in the mix plus on the top as garnish. The result was as mind blowing as the original recipe. Those who are passionate about PB and Jelly can never go wrong, can they? 🙂 So, a big thank you to Alyssa for this treat.
So, this is how I did it.
3 tablespoon – homemade smooth peanut butter ( Natural, no added oil)
3 tablespoon – homemade guava jelly
1/2 teaspoon – vegetable oil (I used Saffola gold)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla ( not extract)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon toned milk ( I used Mother Dairy)
1/4 teaspoon normal baking powder (you can use gluten free to make it completely grain free)
In a bowl, mix peanut butter, milk, egg, vanilla, oil, baking powder and one tablespoon jelly until there are no lumps left and the mixture is smooth in texture. (I don’t mix the ingredients directly in the mug for any mug cake)
Pour half of the mixture in a microwave safe mug. Always use a large mug to avoid spill. Keep a saucer under the mug if you think the mixture may spill.
Now add one tablespoon of jelly and pour the rest of the mixture. Tap the mug lightly on the counter and microwave it for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until done. Time may vary according to the type of mug and microwave. Do check after 11/2 minutes.
Serve it warm with a little more jelly on the top.
You can use any any jelly in this recipe. My peanut butter had salt so I did not add more. Sweetness came from the jelly so no added sugar.
Enjoy this light, fluffy and flavorful mug cake anytime of the day. Pairs best with a hot mug of black coffee.
I never buy peanut butter from the market but if you do try to get one with no sugar and added oil. Or just try my recipe from the link above. 🙂 It is easy and healthy.