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Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Delicious lightened up pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake recipe. The perfect single serve easy dessert for fall! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a microwave safe mug to make this recipe.

taking a spoonful of pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake

This pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake is a healthy and easy fall dessert.

A healthy mug cake that comes together in just 5 minutes, and tastes like fall heaven.

From pumpkin pie cookies, to apple crisp, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, and pumpkin banana bread, I think it’s safe to say that I LOVE pumpkin.

Every September rolls around and I crave ALL the pumpkin treats!

Although it tastes decadent, this pumpkin mug cake is dairy free, oil free, and made with wholesome simple ingredients.

Ingredients to make this healthy pumpkin mug cake

  • egg
  • pumpkin puree: not pumpkin pie filling.
  • pure maple syrup: not pancake syrup, the real stuff.
  • whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • mini chocolate chips: do dairy free if you need to keep this df.
a spoon inside a pumpkin mug cake

How to make this pumpkin mug cake

Step 1: Add the egg, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, whole wheat flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract,  sea salt, and mini chocolate chips to a microwave safe mug. Stir well until totally combined.

Step 2: Microwave the mug cake on high for 2 to 2 and ½ minutes. This time will vary based on your microwave. What you want to look for is the top not looking wet and the cake pulling away from the edges.

Step 3: Serve alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

If you have never made a mug cake recipe before, you are in for a treat! All you need is a microwave safe mug, and a few simple ingredients and you can make cake for one in minutes.

Honestly, once you try mug cakes there’s no turning back.

white mug with pumpkin cake inside

It’s also incredibly easy to make them healthier, while still tasting like a decadent dessert.

Some other great mug cake recipes:

This mug cake will satisfy your sweet tooth and your pumpkin cravings all in one!

You’ve got to try this fantastic fall dessert.

a spoonful of pumpkin mug cake

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white mug with pumpkin cake inside

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Joy Shull
This healthy pumpkin mug cake recipe is the perfect single serve dessert for fall!
4.67 from 15 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 470 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe mug and stir until well combined
  • Microwave the mug cake on high for 2 to 2 ½ minutes, until cooked in the center
  • Serve as is or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream



Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 10gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 497mgPotassium: 331mgFiber: 5gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 9873IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 202mgIron: 3mg
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Recipe Rating


Friday 7th of February 2020

This has been my go to breakfast lately. The only thing I do different is use 2 T of protein pancake mix, like Kodiak, instead of the whole wheat flour. Thanks for a great recipe!

Joy Shull

Friday 7th of February 2020

That's a great idea!


Monday 24th of September 2018

This was delicious! We had ours with vanilla ice cream and loved it.

rachel @ atheltic avoacdo

Tuesday 20th of October 2015

mmmm this looks tasty! i have been obsessed with mug cakes lately and haven't tried a pumpkin version yet!