Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Quinoa Flake Microwave Cake

Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Flake Bake

So many chocolate cravings, so little time!!

If you agree with that statement, then this post should be the answer to your prayers.  This quinoa flake bake recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep and cook…  and eat, if you are a chocolate monster…  and I certainly hope you are  😉

Oh yeah, and this recipe is 100% healthy and totally guilt free.

YES.  Gimme gimme.  Like, now.

Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Flake Bake
So get rid of any boxed mixes and make this instead.  You will save a chunk of time from your day while also saving your body from the white sugar, harmful hydrogenated oils and the refined flour in a storebought cake mix.  It’s hard to believe that this individual chocolate quinoa flake bake is filled with fiber and protein and made without butter, eggs and sugar!
This moist and fluffy quinoa flake bake is the perfect breakfast, snack and/or dessert.  I love to eat it as is, because it is quick, hassle-free and 100% chocolate, but you can top this with your favorite nut butter, fruit, yogurt, maple syrup, etc, the choices are endless!

Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Quinoa Flake Microwave Cake (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
  • 10g (2 tbs) Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
  • 2-4 packets Truvia
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 34g (1/3 cup) Quinoa Flakes
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


  1. Line a 5" baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flax and almond milk.
  3. Stir in the applesauce, cocoa powder, truvia and salt. Let sit for ~3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the quinoa flakes, then the baking powder.
  5. Microwave for 3 minutes and 30 seconds, or until surface springs back when touched. Let cool slightly then dig in!


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

Recipe inspired by: Healthful Pursuit (love. her. recipes!)

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Only 220 calories and 6g of fat for such a rich and satisfying chocolatey breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner/dessert?
I am one happy girl.
Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Flake Bake

20 comments on “Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Quinoa Flake Microwave Cake

  1. “did I ever tell you you’re my heeeroooooo”


  2. I’m so excited to try this! I make the pumpkin version all the time, and I love it.

  3. What could I use if I didn’t have quinoa flakes?

  4. Would homemade quinoa flour work in place of flakes?

  5. Hmmm, I can’t be sure, I haven’t tried that out yet. The flakes provide a specific texture, so I would recommend sticking with the quinoa flakes.

  6. What is Truvia? I don´t think i can get it in my country, can be replace with anything else?

    • Truvia is a healthy sweetener, made of erythritol and stevia. It is similar to Splenda, Equal and Sweet n Low, except it is ALL NATURAL and not dangerous to the human body. You can probably order it online (I like, but you can substitute it with a healthy dry sweetener (like pure cane sugar, evaporated cane juice, sucanat, date sugar, etc). Or, you can omit it and sweeten the microwave cake with toppings such as bananas, pure maple syrup, honey, etc.
      Hope you like the recipe!

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  10. Just tried this, but a salicylate free version
    (sub: almond milk > normal
    truvia > sugar
    Applesauce > nothing
    Flaxseeds > nothing)
    but omitted the salt, and it exploded in the microwave in under a minute!
    Is the salt the trick to prevent it boiling over or does the thicker consistency stop it? If so, I could add cashew butter to try and fix it!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Ruby- Whoa, sorry it exploded! With that many substitutions/eliminations the cake simply won’t work. The flax helps bind the batter together, the applesauce keeps it moist, the salt is required for flavor and could help raise the boiling temp. The cake should work perfectly fine if the recipe is kept the same, and you can definitely add some cashew butter if you like it 🙂

  11. Love this recipe – simple, delicious, and so healthy! I made a few single-servings before deciding to just triple the recipe and make a big cake. Yum 🙂

    Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes!

  12. The more the merrier…. 😀

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s perfect for satisfying my chocolate cravings without sending me into a sugar crash. I love that it has protein in it too.

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