On my run earlier my brain decided to crave snickerdoodles. Badly, it said…
“Think of that warm snickerddodle cookie. The sweet aroma of cinnamon drifts through your house, and you feel like you are in a bakery. Imagine waking up late on a winter morning, to be greeted by the smell of your mum’s favourite snickerdoodle recipe.” However, snickerdoodles aren’t exactly the healthiest thing in the world, although they are fine as a once in a while treat they should not be consumed regularly.
But you can conquer your snickerdoodle craving with several scrumptious alternatives – that’s where I come in :). The thing is cinnamon, a key ingredient of snickerdoodles, is actually a super healthy spice. When cinnamon is added to foods, it slows the release of them in your blood, meaning the foods consumed do not have as big as an impact on blood sugar levels. Also it has been shown to have an anti clotting effect on the blood and improve memory. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
This cake can not only be made in under 5 minutes, it is wholegrain, lower in fat than traditional cakes and contains cinnamon. But best of all it tastes just like a snickerdoodle!
Snickerdoodle mug cake:
4 tbsp whole wheat flour (or try gluten free!)
sweetener to taste (about 1 tbsp if your not used to healthy desserts)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp oil of choice (coconut, olive etc) (or sub with applesauce for a fat free cake)
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all of the above in a mug and microwave for 90 secs (or longer as needed). Enjoy