Dark Chocolate Granola Apple Mug Cake

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We are on a kick finding and creating new mug cake recipes. Ya’ll have to try this one!

These are so simple to make and the individual servings sizes are perfect for after dinner desserts and mid-day snacks. (Make sure you check out all of my microwave mug cake recipes while you’re here!)

This Dark Chocolate Apple Crisp is full of protein. My boys all devoured this! And it is totally customizable depending on the granola flavor you add. (Just when you thought granola was only for yogurt or cereal… it is totally versatile!)

Let me show you how easy this is to make! It is perfect for an afternoon snack, hello homeschool mamas!!

dark chocolate granola mug apple crisp


  • 1 T butter
  • 2 t flour (yes, only 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • pinch of salt (I used kosher salt)
  • One scoop of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream (I just grabbed a mini container)

Gather up all of your ingredients and a nice size coffee mug. You will also want a whisk and access to a microwave.

granola cake

Here is a closeup of the granola I used.

nature valley protein granola

Ready to make the mug cake?

Melt the butter for about 15 seconds in your mug in the microwave.

Then add the dry ingredients and the water to the mug. Whisk until well combines.

Toss in the apples . Stir until well combines. Top with half of the granola.

Pop it in the microwave for two to three minutes.

mug cakes are easy to make

When it is done it will look like this.

Under that layer of granola the flour, brown sugar and apple have all thickened. It is amazing!

granola mug cake

Top with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Sprinkle the remaining granola over the ice cream.

how to make a mug cake with granola

Grab a spoon and devour.

apple crisp using granola

This stuff is just amazing! My boys and hubby all loved their own mug.

Have you ever made a mug cake? What’s your favorite recipe?

Dark Chocolate Granola Apple Mug Cake

Dark Chocolate Granola Apple Mug Cake

Whip up this scrumptious dark chocolate granola apple mug cake in no time in your microwave.


  • 1 peeled, cored and diced apple of your choice
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 t flour
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup granola, divided in half
  • One scoop of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream


  1. Grab your mug and microwave the butter for 15 seconds to melt it.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and the water, stirring to combine completely.
  3. Add in the apples and half of the granola and stir to mix well.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through depending on microwave wattage.
  5. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and add extra granola on top for crunch.


  1. Hi Crystal,

    It seems to be delicious and yummy..
    My question is, shall we use strawberries or Raspberries or Blueberries instead of Apple?

    Bcoz, my kids like those fruits than Apple.

    Thanks for shared this awesome recipe.
    Have a blessed days.

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