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This Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake is the perfect breakfast muffin or snack cake. It’s super easy to make and has a lovely pumpkin spice flavor with just a hint of sweetness.

Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake- an easy healthy breakfast or snack!

Have you ever tried making a mug cake? If they can be made pretty, please tell me your secrets. I’ve made mug cakes many of times and I think they just might be the ugliest foods on the blog. But they sure are tasty! I don’t know about you- but at 7:00 in the morning, I don’t care how my breakfast looks; as long as it tastes yummy and it’s fairly easy, I’m all good.

Drizzle on a little honey, add some fresh fruit and you’ve got yourself a really clean, super simple, scrumptious breakfast! This Pumpkin Mug Cake would also be great with a spread of almond butter or jam.

Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake- an easy healthy breakfast or snack!

Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake- an easy healthy breakfast or snack!
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Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake

Quick and easy pumpkin mug cake! (Paleo and Gluten-free)
Author: Kim


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk, any milk will work
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour/meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • oil, butter or non-stick spray for mug
  • stevia packet, optional, not Paleo


  • Prepare mug with non-stick spray or oil wiped on.
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and, then, pour mixture into prepared mug. Microwave mug for about 5-7 minutes. Once mug cake is cooked, turn mug upside down over plate until cake pops out. Cut cake in half and top with your favorite topping.
  • I topped my muffin with a drizzle of honey and raspberries…..delish!


Serve this in the mug or gently ease it out. Depending on diet and preference, serve this with a dollop of whipped cream.
Serving: 1mug, Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 656mg, Potassium: 332mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 19308IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 136mg, Iron: 3mg

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Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake- an easy healthy breakfast or snack!

If you love mug cakes as much as I do, you’re sure to enjoy a few other favorites from Kim’s Cravings!

Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake 

This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake is the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet!

Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake

My newest mug cake creation is the most moist decadent microwave treat yet! With just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients, this scrumptious Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake is a quick breakfast, snack or dessert option. (gluten-free)

Something to think about….

Have you ever made a mug cake?

What’s your favorite super simple, quick breakfast to fix when you’re in a hurry?

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