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Vegan Monkey Bread Mug Cake {gluten-free & oil-free}

Vegan Monkey Bread Mug Cake (ORIGINAL)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes



Date paste

  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional: 1 tbsp almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)


  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup date paste (above)
  • 2 tbsps tapioca starch (or cornstarch)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Caramel Goo

  • ¼ cup date paste (above)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Blend all the ingredients for the date paste. You may have extra date paste, but most blenders cannot blend with any less volume than this.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the dough. It should be quite sticky, but firm enough to roll into balls.
  3. Mix together all the ingredients for the caramel goo.
  4. Pinch off a small piece of dough. Roll it into a ball. Drop in the caramel goo and use a spoon to evenly coat. Place in a microwave safe ramekin. Repeat with the rest of the dough (I got about 8 balls).
  5. Microwave for 1 to 1.5 minutes on high. *See notes for oven option.
  6. Top with remaining caramel goo and a sprinkle of cinnamon Enjoy!


I actually prefer the texture of the microwave version with this recipe, but you can bake it in a preheated oven for approximately 15-20 mins at 375F.