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Home/Blog/Quick, Low-Carb Vegan Carrot Mug Cake Recipe (Win-Win-Win!)

Quick, Low-Carb Vegan Carrot Mug Cake Recipe (Win-Win-Win!)

By Dr. Josh Axe

June 10, 2020

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Ever find yourself craving something comforting and sweet, yet you’d rather not spend the time whipping up an elaborate dessert that will leave you with lots left over? This is the perfect opportunity to make a single-serving vegan mug cake!

If you’re not familiar with mug cakes, they’re small cakes that are made in just a short amount of time in the oven. Most mug cake recipes call for one egg or some egg whites; however, this recipe uses flax seeds instead, making it completely vegan.

If you love carrot cake, but also prioritize making health-minded, low-sugar treats whenever possible, then you’ll love our take on vegan carrot cake in a mug. The secret ingredient that gives this dessert a nutrient boost is Ancient Nutrition’s Plant Protein+ Vanilla powder.

Our vegan protein powder is made from entirely real and recognizable foods, including a blend of seven organic superfoods — like pumpkin, chia, flax, hemp and others.

The use of almond flour, coconut flour, monk fruit and Plant Protein+ Vanilla powder (which contains zero sugar plus 15 grams of protein per serving) makes this a health-focused, low-carb dessert that you can happily enjoy all to yourself.

Low-Carb Vegan Carrot Mug Cake Recipe

Just like carrot cake, but no sharing necessary…


  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour

  • 1 tablespoon almond flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated monk fruit sweetener (sub for granulated sweetener of choice)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon each: cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger (or sub for pumpkin pie seasoning)

  • 1 flax egg (or 1 whole egg if non-vegan)

  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot

  • 1 scoop Ancient Nutrition Plant Protein+ Vanilla

  • ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite milk alternative)


  1. Preheat the oven at 400 F for 10 minutes.

  2. Make flaxseed egg by mixing flax and water in a mug, then allow it to sit to thicken for about 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Combine dry ingredients in the mug, then slowly add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until you get a nice batter-like consistency.

  4. Bake the mug cake recipe for 15 minutes.

  5. Let cool sightly, then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 mug cake

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories: 302 Calories

  • Total Fat: 16.8g

  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g

  • Sodium: 173mg

  • Carbohydrates: 31.3g

  • Fiber: 3.6g

  • Sugar: 15.7g

  • Protein: 10.1g

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and also author of the best-selling books Keto Diet and The Collagen Diet.

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