My teen-age kids are impatient. They want snacks and they want them NOW. Their growing bodies can still absorb extra carbs that I avoid, but one thing we share is our gluten-free lifestyle. We have a lot of autoimmune conditions in our family, so we take our gluten — our ABSENCE of gluten — seriously.
I’m also adamant about not having snacks sitting around. You know…you make a pie or buy a bag of something, and it sits around for days as the family eats it. Treats are occasional indulgences, one-offs — celebrations for a good day, comforting on a tough day, bonding on movie night, etc.
We have a number of 1-serving treats we make that are simple, quick, yummy, and surprisingly nutritious. And everyone can make their own, saving mom some time, avoiding disagreements, and getting the kids some cooking and cleaning experience!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Microwave Mug Cookie
A quick, nutritious treat that satisfies chocolate and sweet cravings, while providing a wallop of good fats. Serve hot with coffee or tea.
Serves: 1 cookie
Macros: Fats 37g Carbohydrates 24g Proteins 12.5g
PREP TIME: 5 mins
COOK TIME: 1 min
TOTAL TIME: 6 mins
1. If oil is hard, microwave in mug or ramekin for 30 seconds.
- Options: Add a pinch of salt. Butter or ghee can be substituted for the coconut oil. Dairy-free, semi-sweet chips may be substituted. Or make your own chocolate!
- Vary cooking time by oven and by your moisture preference