Comfort In A Cup

Okay, I love healthy food right? And I love indulgent food also. Hell, I love food in general.

If I get cravings and want something indulgent it’s usually for something sweet. What can I say? I’m a sweet tooth at heart.

But sometimes I’ll be craving something bread-y, dough-y and full of buttery goodness. However, slabs of butter on white bread ain’t really my style nowadays- even if it is comforting.

Who cares though, because I’ve got something better!

I bring to you, with large bear hug arms Comfort In A Cup.

I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve already had it twice this week. And it was made with a little help from my most recent Health food purchase- xylitol.

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I’ve experimented with it a few different ways and I’ll show you the options. However, I think the recipe I give you today is my favourite- and it’s so versatile.

Better yet- it’s sugar free, full of wholegrains, no added fat and for it’s size actually satisfies me. Now that’s something white bread and butter couldn’t do ;)

Not to mention it’s probably not too bad on the old energy stats either which means you could top it with some cheekier toppings- maybe a bit of maple syrup, butter (I go light version but whatever your preference), chocolate (85% dark for me! Ps. It melts too!), jam or cream. Possibilities are endless.

My brother enjoyed his with maple syrup saying it reminded him of damper, whereas my mum enjoyed hers with jam and cream saying it reminded her of a scone with jam and cream. I’m feeling very chuffed because they both loved it- now that’s saying something.

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I could have called it white bread in a cup, because that’s what it’s like for me- a white bread replacement; all the squishy, softness without the nasties. But to be honest, it’s probably better than that ;)

Comfort In A Cup

Comfort In A Cup

Makes 1 serving. Serving may look small but honestly it’s enough for this guts ;) If you’re extra hungry just multiply the ingredients!


  • 1 tbs of oats
  • 2 tbs of wholemeal self raising flour (or white variety)
  • 3 tsp of unsweetened apple puree (I go the baby aisle route)
  • 2 tsp of xylitol (or sugar or other sugar replacement/substitute)
  • 3 tbs of trim milk (or whatever milk should work)


  1. Mix together ingredients in a mug (or ramekin etc) until combined.
  2. Place in a microwave for 90 seconds or so (depending on microwave); or until cooked through but not dried out.
  3. Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy.

Um yeh- did I forget to say it’s super simple too? Comfort is all about the simplicity.

Ps. It’s so healthy you can afford to top it with a bit of butter ;)

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  • What’s your ultimate comfort food?
  • Have you jumped on the cook food in mug bandwagon?
  • What would you top yours with?


  1. Elise says:

    I have tried many bloggers’ recipes for cake mugs ; many ended up in microwave disasters because some ingredients (like eggs or whey) make the cake suddenly over-rise and spill all over like a little volcano! So I really like the fact that your recipe doesn’t include eggs or whey in it!
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