Cravings cookies? This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie is made in the microwave and can be ready in less than 5 minutes!
About this Microwave Cookie Recipe
Chocolate chip cookies are a cornerstone of household baking and a favourite of so many! Whenever a craving strikes, though, it can be a challenge to get into the kitchen and bake a batch. That is where this microwave cookie recipe comes in because you can make it very quickly and it is a single serving.
In fact, the preparation time takes less than 5 minutes while the cooking time is no more than one minute. One of the best parts of mug cookies is that you simply mix the batter in the vessel you intend to cook it in - saving on clean-up - and microwave it until the mixture is set and the chocolate chips are gooey. Those who prefer to eat their cookies while warm from the oven will appreciate this fact.
This microwaveable chocolate chip cookie is also a little more nutritious than traditional cookies. In fact, it contains oats and whole wheat flour which are high fiber and help to prevent your blood sugar from spiking. It also includes some mashed banana for sweetness. Despite these feel-good components, this cookie in a mug still feels like an indulgent dessert between your favourite chocolate chips, butter, and brown sugar.
Despite being a small batch cookie in a mug, the ingredients are in nice rounded numbers making it easy to measure them out into your mug. There are also no eggs in the mixture, so you won't have to worry about measuring out ¼ or half of one.
How to Make Cookies in the Microwave
It may seem unorthodox to make a cookie in a mug, but trust me, it really works! This cookie recipe is like if a mug cake and chocolate chip cookies had a baby. It is similar in concept to a mug cake in that it is one serving, but has a more soft baked cookie-like texture. In fact, you can dig into this dessert with a spoon!
To make this cookie in a mug recipe, you start by melting butter in a microwaveable mug. Since you are preparing your cookie in the microwave, you can just melt your butter in the microwave as well. Next, you stir in your wet ingredients which include mashed banana, brown sugar, and vanilla. Since most whisks are too large, a fork is a good option here.
Afterward, you stir in the old-fashioned oats, whole wheat flour, pinch of salt, and cinnamon, before folding in the chocolate chips. By mixing everything in a mug, you will have very little washing up to do.
The total time for the dessert should only take 1 minute or so, however, it is always a good idea to check for doneness before the total recommended time is up. Microwaves cook differently across the board so it is better to check whether the cookie is ready around 30 seconds in to ensure you don't overcook it.
Can I Make this Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan?
Yes, you can! While a classic component to cookies is so frequently eggs, this microwave version doesn't use eggs at all. It does contain butter, though, but this is easy to replace with either avocado or coconut oil. Plus, you won't have to melt these as you would the butter.
In the case of the chocolate chips, you will have to be sure to choose ones that don't contain any dairy like milk. Dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips would be a great option here rather than milk chocolate.
Can I Make this Cookie Mug Recipe Gluten-Free?
The only ingredient in this microwave chocolate chip cookie that isn't gluten-free is the whole wheat flour. Luckily, though, it is easy to replace with oat flour for a gluten-free twist.
Oat flour is basically a flour made of finely ground oats. Similar to whole oats, oat flour is nutrient-rich with fiber, manganese, copper, phosphorus, biotin, and more. If you can locate it at your grocery store, it will likely be in the bulk bins or the natural food section of the store. If you can't find it, it is really easy to make. All you have to do is add oats to a food processor and pulse until they are fine and flour-like.
If you are highly sensitive to gluten, be sure to use certified gluten free oat flour. Or make your own oat flour from certified gluten free oats.
Serving this Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
Once your mug cookie is cooked, be sure to let it sit to cool for a couple of minutes. It will be very hot out of the microwave.
This cookie is perfect as it is, but you could make it even more indulgent by dolloping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another good option would be to top with some dairy-free or vegan ice cream, whipped cream or coconut cream. For a more nutritious touch, a few fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or sliced banana would be delicious garnishes also.
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Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
- 2 tablespoons mashed banana riper bananas give sweeter flavor
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil like avocado or melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon brown or coconut sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour or oat flour for a gluten-free mug cookie
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- In a microwavable mug, melt the butter first (or add oil). Add mashed banana, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk together with a fork until well combined.
- Next add the dry ingredients - old-fashioned oats, flour, salt and cinnamon - to the mug. Stir everything together until combined.
- Finally, fold in the chocolate chips and place a few on top.
- Microwave the oatmeal mug cookie for about 1 minute.
- Careful, it will be hot. So let it sit for a couple of minutes to cool down before digging in.
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