Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Despite the fact that peanuts can cause ama (indigestion), my father as a follower of Mahathma Gandhi encouraged us to snack on peanuts even at the young age for 3 reasons: Peanuts are the only legumes grow underground, hence the rich sources of micro-nutrients than any other legumes; they are beneficial to vegetarians for being the greatest sources of plant-based protein; and it is possible to rid of ama while taking peanuts. Raw peanuts and roasted peanuts cause ama but not steamed peanuts, so we avoid taking raw peanuts altogether but we take roasted peanuts along with jaggery, some spices, or herbs that aid in getting rid of ama. Generally we snack on boiled peanuts salad (sundal), a popular street food, particularly during monsoon or winter and we also relish peanut candies, fried peanuts, etc. made using roasted peanuts.

Furthermore we use roasted peanuts to prepare chutney, use them as thickening agent for curries, and sprinkle them over rice dishes, poriyal, or salad for adding crunchy texture. Here I prepared a simple peanut butter mug cake in the microwave oven using home-made stomach-friendly peanut butter. First let’s look into the recipe for cardamom flavored peanut butter sweetened with jaggery :

Time taken: 10 min.

Yields: 1 and 1/4 cups of peanut butter

Peanut butter preparation:

  • Heat the roasted peanuts (just to loosen the fat ) along with cardamom seeds in medium flame for 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Add them into a mixer grinder along with salt, oil & jaggery.
  • Grind them into a smooth dough.
  • Transfer the dough into a mixing bowl.
  • Pour water (or milk) little by little and combine together using electric mixer at low speed until smooth & creamy.
  • It is better to use electric mixer rather than mixer-grinder to prevent the dough getting heated up as it may lead to separation of oil.

Now the recipe for peanut butter mug cake using whole wheat flour, home made peanut butter and jaggery: Since I have used sweetened cardamom-flavored peanut butter, you may add cardamom powder (or vanilla extract) and adjust the sweetener in your mug cake if you use store-bought peanut butter.

Ingredients for chocolate peanut butter mug cake:

Whole wheat flour 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Cocoa powder 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Peanut butter3 tablespoons
Milk3 tablespoons
Powdered jaggery 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Baking powder1/4 teaspoon
Coconut oil*1/4 teaspoon
Chocolate chips for toppingas needed

Peanut butter mug cake making:

Time taken: 5 min.

  • First we need to dissolve jaggery powder in little milk and then mix all ingredients one by one.
  • For plain cake I have used 3 tablespoons of wheat flour, but not cocoa powder.
  • Microwave both the mugs for up to 2 minutes 30 seconds (for 1 mug it may take 1 minute or more).
  • Serve peanut butter mug cake warm.

*We normally use peanut oil for cooking alone, and it is not suggested for direct consumption unlike coconut oil or olive oil.

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90 Comments Add yours

  1. nancyc says:

    Sounds great and so easy to make!

  2. Doni W says:

    Oh my this looks so yummmy!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great job, Ms Megala! πŸ™‚

    You know in my country, we eat the jaggery bar thing – except it is cut into smaller squares πŸ™‚

    1. Megala says:

      Oh, nice to know that peanut-jaggery bars are available there also. Thanks Doni for stopping by.

  3. delaneysoll says:

    I’m drooling

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. Talk about instant gratification! I’m tempted to whip this up right now! πŸ˜‰

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is a sheer bliss! πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  5. I have a peanut butter addiction and eat it every day. This mug cake is perfect for me!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Amanda! πŸ™‚

  6. Love the effort of making the peanut butter from scratch and the mug cake looks delicious enough to satiate the heart and the forever cravings that follows

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it really does! πŸ™‚ Thanks much Vidya.

  7. Yummy and mouth watering and delicious, Megala. I love this chikki and the presentation is awesome. Your recipes are awesome. I tried that samosa it turned out too good. Thanks so much for the share.

    1. Megala says:

      You are most welcome! Thanks much for stopping by.

      1. Welcome dear Megala.

      2. Thanks dear Megala

  8. Wow….Megala ji loved this …yummy…two recipes in one post.. I especially loved your peanut butter recipe…😍

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  9. Wonderful recipes Megala! Love it 😍

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Smitha! πŸ™‚

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