Bake a vegan chocolate chip cookie in a mug within just one minute in a microwave. This super quick dessert is so tempting that you may want to just keep doing it.
However, I must confess that this recipe video gives me some mixed feelings. I love the idea of being able to make a vegan dessert at home in no time, and with ingredients which are easily available. But, I also wonder how this much of fat and sugar can go into such a tiny dessert.
So, before you actually get into baking your own mug cookie, there is something that you need to consider. The recipe is vegan, but not necessarily healthy. A look at the list of ingredients should get the alarm bells ringing.
You take a tiny microwave safe mug and first prepare the wet mixture – two tablespoons sugar, one tablespoon vegan milk, one tablespoon coconut oil, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Once all these are mixed well, start adding the dry ingredients – three tablespoons refined wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, a bit of baking soda and salt, and lots of chocolate chips.
To emphasize, it will be two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of oil in one small serving of this dessert. On the positive side, though, we know that the store-bought desserts, vegan or not, will have the same if not more amount of fat and sugar, not to mention the preservatives and other chemicals.
I am still going to make this cookie, once in a while at least.
Video credit: Veganbell YouTube channel.