Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Microwave Muffin with Peanut Butter Icing

Healthy Chocolate Microwave Muffin

A chocolate muffin.  From the microwave, not the oven!  Made and baked in less than 10 minutes flat?

You bet.  Mix the batter, pop it in the microwave, dive right in…  with no need to share.  Really.

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So skip the oven preheating and an insanely long baking time and make the ultimate healthy microwave muffin — this one, made with flax, applesauce and oats!  A good day will always start with some dessert for breakfast, but an amazing day will always start with a healthy breakfast, such as this one.

I mean, a guilt-free chocolate muffin so early in the a.m.?  Totally indicative of a great day to come  🙂

Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Microwave Muffin with Peanut Butter Icing (sugar free, gluten free, vegan)

Yield: one serving


  • 7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 4 packets Truvia
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 15g (3 tbs) Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
  • 45g (6 tbs) Oat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Icing:
  • 3 tbs Peanut Flour
  • 2 packets Truvia
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk


    For the Microwave Muffin:
  1. Spray a 5" baking dish or 4" ramekin with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flax and almond milk.
  3. Stir in the applesauce, truvia and salt.
  4. Stir in the cocoa powder, then stir in the oat flour.
  5. Last, stir in the baking powder. Scoop batter into the prepared baking dish and microwave (the 5" baking dish takes about 4 min + 30 sec, the ramekin takes 5 min) until surface springs back when tapped.
  6. For the PB Icing:
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth.


This recipe is: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

The nutrition label on the left is for the muffin only, the label on the right is for the muffin and the icing:

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Compare these nutrition facts to this recipe, which has 860 calories, 58g fat and 60g sugar.  Then compare this nutrition label to a doubled recipe of this recipe (doubled since the recipe size is very small), which has 530 calories, 31g fat and 16g sugar.
This chocolate muffin, for you (and you only!) is just a fraction of the calories, fat and sugar than the other recipes, plus any other muffin you would find at the grocery store or bakery!
Make friends with your microwave, because you’re going to be hanging around it for quite some time.

9 comments on “Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Microwave Muffin with Peanut Butter Icing

  1. Ooooh yes! The pb icing looks like the perfect addition to this already delish dessert 🙂

  2. I’m so excited to try this! I love all your other microwave muffin recipes, and I make them all the time. It’s so wonderful to be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast that’s healthy! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

  3. YOU ARE A RECIPE GODDESS!! The icing looks heavenly, I must must MUST invest in some peanut flour!!

  4. I knew I recognized your photo style! I just looked at my Google Reader and noticed that you changed to DWB! You are totally a blog crush of mine, haha, I’ve been following your posts on my reader for a while now =) Thank you for the wonderful comment, and I will continue to admire your photos and recipes =)

  5. I had this for breakfast this morning, and it was delicious! I almost felt like I was eating a peanut butter cup! I made a couple of slight changes in the recipe based on what I had, and it worked beautifully. I only used 2 Tbs. of cocoa powder (all I had left), and I substituted soy milk for the almond milk. I’m definitely going to make this again soon.

  6. healthandhighheels

    This is fantastic <3

  7. Hi, I have Stevia not Truvia packets. How much Stevia should I use in place of the packets of Truvia please? Thanks!

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