Cumin is one of my all-time favorite spices to use with meat, but without the meat portion it seems weird to use. I had to come up with something that could accent the earthy qualities needed for cumin, while still playing a role in the recipe. Sesame seeds definitely do the trick!
If you missed out on the last savory mug cakes, check them out:
To brighten the whole dish up, we add a hint of lemon and garnish with lemon zest. This just elevates all of the flavors, bringing an acidic component along to contrast all of the heavy flavors that go on. It’s a delicious treat, give it a try!
Yields 1 Cumin Sesame Lemon Mug Cake
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Pinch salt
1. Get your mug ready! Alright, I’m using a cup for this one. Add 1 Large Egg, 2 Tbsp. Honeyville Almond Flour, 2 Tbsp. of Room Temperature Butter, 1 Tbsp. Sesame Seed, 1 tsp. Lemon Juice, 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder, 1/4 tsp. Cumin, 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper, and a pinch of salt.
2. Microwave this for 75 seconds on high (power level 10). Then, lightly slam your cup against a plate so that it comes out of the mug (or cup in this case). Top with extra sesame seeds and lemon zest!
Per serving this is 413 Calories, 39.41g Fats, 4.28g Net Carbs, and 11.29g Protein. Of course, you could always split that in half if you can’t afford that many calories! Or, you could replace a whole meal with this – hello new lunch!
|Cumin Sesame Lemon Mug Cake||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|1 large egg||72||4.75||0.36||0||0.36||6.28|
|2 tablespoons butter||204||23.04||0.02||0||0.02||0.24|
|2 tablespoons almond flour||80||7||3||1.5||1.5||3|
|½ teaspoon baking powder||1||0||0.64||0||0.64||0|
|1 tablespoon sesame seed||52||4.47||2.11||1.1||1.01||1.6|
|1 teaspoon lemon juice||1||0.01||0.35||0||0.35||0.02|
|¼ teaspoon cumin||2||0.12||0.23||0.1||0.13||0.09|
|¼ teaspoon pepper||1||0.02||0.37||0.1||0.27||0.06|