Maple syrup, pumpkin spice and everything nice all cozied up in a mug and ready for you to nibble or scarf. Two minutes to mix + 1 minute to cook = 3 minutes to fall-flavored pie bliss.
It doesn’t need to be Halloween or Turkey Day for you to enjoy this delicious and convenient little dessert. Treat yo’self, hun. We all deserve to dip a spoon into a delicately spiced, warm mug of pie filling every once in a while. The great thing is that there’s no firing up the oven, or rolling out dough, or worrying if the custard will set. No fuss. No waiting. Just like a mug cake…mix, microwave and devour, my dear.
Egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, this little treat for one is a much better choice than your typical traditional Thanksgiving bakery goodie. Anthony’s Tigernut Flour (my favorite tigernut flour…it’s so fluffy!) delicately thickens the pumpkin puree into a luscious, thick but light “pie filling.”
One of my favorite little kitchen time-saver tricks is using pre-made spice blends, like the Pumpkin Pie Spice from Primal Palate. You can get it seasonally along with their Apple Pie Spice and Gingerbread Spice in their Sweet Pack. I highly recommend them if you do well with seed-based and fruit-based spices. (They do have a savory AIP-compliant spice pack as well, check it out here!) For an AIP-friendly mug pie, be sure to use cinnamon, ginger, clove and mace instead of pumpkin spice blends, as they will usually contain nutmeg which is not elimination phase compliant.
I plan on serving a few of these this Thanksgiving to my family in lieu of a large complicated pie; they are that good! This goes deliciously with some coconut whipped cream on top and finished with extra sprinkle of pumpkin spice on top for good measure.
- In a microwave safe mug, mix together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla and coconut cream.
- Sift in the tigernut flour, then add the salt and spices.
- Mix well, flatten the top, and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minute or until top is partially set.
- Top with whipped coconut cream and sprinkle with a dash of spice if desired, and enjoy!