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By Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD

If you’ve got a hankering for king cake but you can’t get your hands on one of our Eat Fit King Cakes immediately, this recipe makes it a cinch to satisfy a king cake craving, nutritiously and practically instantly.

Added bonus: Each adorable little mug-cake packs in 14 grams of protein with zero added sugar and nothing artificial. Let us know what you think when you try the recipe below, and check out Molly’s video on Eat Fit’s YouTube channel to walk you through the steps!

King Cake in a Mug | Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb

Makes 1 serving

Cake ingredients

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoon almond milk

1 medium whole egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon Swerve sweetener

1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoon baking powder

Icing ingredients

1/4 cup two percent plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons cream cheese

1 teaspoon Swerve sweetener

1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix cake ingredients together, adding baking powder last. Pour into a large microwave-safe mug. Microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. (Time may vary depending on the power of your microwave.)

Combine icing ingredients stir until evenly blended. Spoon cream cheese icing on top of cake and enjoy.

Per serving: 230 calories, 9 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 310 mg sodium, 28 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar (0 added sugar), 14 grams protein.

About Ochsner Eat Fit

Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health, designed to help the community live their healthiest, strongest lives possible. The team of Eat Fit dietitians works closely with local restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments to identify and develop dishes that meet the Eat Fit nutritional criteria. These items are identified directly on the menu with the Eat Fit seal of approval, making the healthy choice the easy choice when dining out.

Free to all restaurants and foodservice partners, Eat Fit encourages nutritious choices whether an individual is looking to lose weight, feel better or look better, as well as help to manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

With more than 300 partners, Eat Fit has expanded across the state to include Eat Fit Northshore, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, Eat Fit Shreveport, and Eat Fit Monroe.

The Eat Fit team connects deeply within the Eat Fit communities, serving as a resource for all things wellness. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find participating restaurants with full nutrition facts of Eat Fit menu items, as well as recipes, community wellness resources, and to connect with a health professional in your area. And check out the Eat Fit Cookbook, a compilation of 125 recipes from 40 Eat Fit partners, at

Follow Eat Fit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit for more information about Eat Fit in your region.

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