{Gluten and Dairy Free} Pear and Almond Mug Cake

Nothing brings out the grumpy in me like no Internet.

Do you know how many times I have to check it?

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Pear and Almond Mug Cake

It is an endless cycle of email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, YouTube, and Bloglovin’.  Again and again and again … and I love it, otherwise I would’ve quit ages ago.  However, it is most discouraging to be sitting in your house, on the weekend, with everything else done and a blogging list you can’t complete because your Internet decided to go ahead and have a funeral – just for you.

Don’t you dare RIP – I need you Internet.

Oh, and if you spend enough time in front of the computer, your shoulder muscles get ridiculously tight.  This would be bad, except my little sister Abigail can be easily swayed into massaging them.  It is a big sister perk.

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Pear and Almond Mug Cake

Instant gratification.  It is good when we are talking about things like mug cakes.  In our world, we love things that say “to order!”  “In less than 15 minutes!”  “Save you time and energy!”  All of those things are good, but they have bred an attitude of self centeredness.

(As a side note, I typed breeded instead of bred.  Thank goodness for that red underline that makes y’all think I have good grammar.)

I have this mentality of getting what I want when I want it, whether it be Internet, or shoulder massage, or whatever.  Sure, some people are naturally patient, but I think our culture tries to have a funeral for that.  It creates this feeling of I deserve.  I deserve to have my plan work.  I deserve to have my Internet.  I deserve to comment on other blogs and type up posts and waste time on Facebook.  I deserve it!  And because I didn’t get it, I can punish everyone around me.

I’m ridiculous.  Sure, we all do it, but sometimes, I’ve just got to let it go *LETITGOOOO!*  Sorry, couldn’t resist .. anyways, let it go, and enjoy whatever else I have in front of me.  I get so caught up in what I think I need to get done (aka what I deserve to get done) that I spend a perfectly good weekend disgusted with what I couldn’t do.  I’m doing a Bible study called “Stuck” by Jennie Allen and this week’s topic was Mad.  Fitting, huh?  Being mad is my choice and I can choose whether to bring bad attitude, hurt feelings, broken relationships into my life thanks to a mad response OR I can humble myself and put someone else before me.  I felt myself many times acknowledge that I had a choice in this, but I still went ahead and decided to be upset and frustrated.  The pain in humbling myself is really just my pride dying which in the end, is a whole lot better than relationships, yes?

RIP pride.

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Pear and Almond Mug Cake

No segue whatsoever into the recipe.  Sorry.  Mug cakes are good!  Pears are good.  Almonds are really good.  And so is allergy friendly.  So there you go, what else do you need?

{Gluten and Dairy Free} Pear and Almond Mug Cake
Serves: 1
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  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 Tablespoon almond flour
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetener (honey, sugar)
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pear
  • 2 Tablespoons almond slices
  • 1 Tablespoon oats
  • ½ Tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a small bowl, beat egg, almond milk, and sweetener together.
  2. Stir in almond flour and coconut flour. Let sit for a couple minutes.
  3. Stir in chopped pear.
  4. Pour into a lightly greased mug or ramekin.
  5. Combine almond slices, oats, oil, and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the batter.
  6. Microwave for 1 -1/2 minutes.
  7. Let cool before eating.




  1. says

    You do have a choice! And there is value in feeling mad. Feel it! Otherwise, you’ll just bottle it up and unleash years of anger at the worst moment.
    Great mug cake! Eat while angry. I like it!
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  2. says

    Having no Internet is the worst! I always get so frustrated with my computer and immediately have my husband inspect it. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to that stuff!

    I love the flavors in this mug cake, Mary Frances! What a great way to sneak in some pears and almonds. Beautiful pictures, too!
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  3. says

    Oy. I hear ‘ya girl! No internet just ruins my entire day. Like you said there are SO many things that need checking periodically throughout the day. 😉 And this mug cake looks amazing! I so need to hop on board the mug cake bandwagon. I think I’ll start with this amazing-looking version. 😉
    P.S. I have a little sister named Abigail too! CA-RAZY.
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  4. says

    Oh my goodness girl, don’t get me started on the internet… Ours is the most finicky in the entire world. I have to reset it at least once a day (if not 27 times), and then there was that one time that our neighbors decided to redo their landscaping along our shared fence and took a pickaxe straight through our cable wire. No blogging for 3 whole days — torture! But if I could have such a sweet mug cake as yours, it’d probably be a little better. 😉 Already pinned!
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  5. says

    I get frustrated easily too when things don;t go the way I planned. But that’s when a cookie or a mug cake like this come in handy!! Not much you can do but relax. I love the pairing of almond and pears! Lovely!!
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  6. says

    My husband gets very frustrated with me when I’m not so patient with the techy stuff. And that happens a lot! Fortunately, he’s also very good at the shoulder massages, so we’re even!
    Every time I see a mug cake, I really do want to run into the kitchen and make it RIGHT NOW! (you see, that impatience again). I’ve never seen a mug cake with pears and almonds and all this lovely gluten free stuff in, though. It looks and sounds fabulous!
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  7. says

    Eeeks no internet is the worst – I hate it when that happens too :( Drowning your sorrows away in this mug cake sounds like the perfect solution :) Love the pear, oats and almond combo – it sounds wonderful!

  8. says

    Ooooh I hate it when the internet doesn’t work…ours has been pretty slow lately, I think we need to update our modem. It is like dial up some days :/ Pear and almond sounds like a great flavor combo, I hope this cake made you forget all about your lack of internet :)

  9. says

    ADORE mug cakes that use coconut flour. I’ve tried regular flour ones before, and most of them just don’t compare. And I’d have to say that the best part of a mug cake is the fact that it’s just a single serving so that I’m not constantly fighting off the temptation to eat an entire cake/loaf in the course of a few days 😉

  10. says

    I love the freedom of choice. We choose how we want to feel. Yes, others and situations can be irritating, but ultimately you have the choice to decide how to react. Sometimes, it feels good to get mad and even have a good cry. You know?
    Well, this mug cake looks delicious! My daughter is obsessed with everything that you can make in a mug. She is gonna love this!
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    • maryfrances says

      #addicted is SO true. I can’t believe 50 years ago there wasn’t any such thing! Crazy.
      Haha, beam me up thing … I’ll work on that next time my Internet goes out and I have lots of spare time :) Thanks for stopping by Anna!

  11. says

    I need a mug cake! That’s what. We have spotty internet during the summer from all the thunderstorms we get. If you have an Ipad with wireless service through one of the phone companies you can set up a hotspot. :-) Anywhoo I love pears in baked goods! They’re definitely underused.
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    • maryfrances says

      I’ve seen the hotspot thing before! I’ve never gotten it set up, but I may have to at the rate our Internet has been going 😉 Pears are really underused – they’re harder to do well and aren’t quite as forgiving, but they sure are delicious!

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