pumpkin mug cakeGrab yourself a big mug—you’re about to indulge in the coziest, and easiest, pumpkin treat.

A few weeks ago I shared my banana bread mug muffin, and you guys have been loving it! Tis the season for pumpkin and I’ve created the perfect new fall flavored mug cake for you all.

pumpkin mug cake gluten freeWith only 8 simple ingredients and 5 minutes, you can have this delicious single-serve healthy cake ready in no time!

Let’s make a Pumpkin Mug Cake!

pumpkin mug cake healthyMug muffins are awesome breakfasts, snacks, or weeknight treats. In the fall, my favorite way to start the morning is cozying up with a big cup of coffee and perfectly sweet pumpkin muffin. If you’ve got limited time in the morning and are wanting this experience—my pumpkin mug cake is the perfect solution.

This recipe is made gluten free using oat flour, super moist with pumpkin puree, fall-flavored with pumpkin pie spice, creamy with nut butter, and naturally sweet with honey. Friends, this mug cake is loaded with all the goods and you’re going to feel perfectly fueled after enjoying it.

mug cake pumpkinI hope you love this recipe as much as I do! My pumpkin mug muffin is:



Easy to make


Naturally Sweet

& the perfect fall recipe

pumpkin mug muffin

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

For more recipes like this, check out my banana bread mug muffin, gluten free pumpkin bread, gluten free zucchini bread muffins, or my sweet potato snack balls.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

With only 8 simple ingredients and 5 minutes, you can have this delicious single-serve healthy pumpkin mug cake ready in no time!
Prep Time1 minute
Active Time4 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Yield: 1 mug cake
Author: The Local Sprout


  • 3 tbsp oat flour* ensure certified gf for gluten free eaters
  • 3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp honey + extra for topping optional
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp nut butter** I used cashew butter + extra for topping (optional)


  • In a large mug, combine all ingredients and mix well with a fork, making sure ingredients at bottom of mug are combined and no clumps remain.*
  • Microwave for 2-4 minutes (this will depend on your microwave’s strength—just keep an eye on it) or until the banana bread if fluffy and firm.
  • Carefully remove from microwave. Top with extra nut butter and honey if desired.
  • Enjoy immediately, using fork or spoon to scoop out the muffin.


*If you do not have oat flour on hand, simply grind oats into a flour using a food processor or blender.
**sub a seed butter (like sunbutter) for nut-free option
Nutrition information is a rough estimate of entire recipe without extra nut butter topping


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 225mg | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Calories: 243kcal | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Fat: 7.8g | Protein: 9.1g | Carbohydrates: 37.2g



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