Confession time: I ate three of these Paleo pumpkin pie microwave soufflés in one day. I’d like to say not by choice, but it was totally by choice. With every delicious bite I thought of Chris Farley playing a teenage girl in that classic Saturday Night Live skit, saying, “LAY OFF ME I’M STARVING!”
It’s easy to eat one after the other, because this decadent soufflé takes only five minutes to make (and even less to eat). This is by far one of my all-time favorite breakfast treats. If you crave something easy, seasonal, warm, sweet, delicious, AND healthy, I got you covered.
When it comes to food photography, it is imperative that the photos make the food look appetizing. The soufflé is beautiful straight out of the microwave, however, after a few seconds, the top ‘sinks’ into the mug a bit. So you can probably imagine me scrambling like a crazy lady to snap the perfect shot. Attempt one failed (because my mug was boring and ugly). Attempt two also failed (because the soufflé leaned to one side of the mug, and it bugged me).
Third time is a charm! After I inhaled the first two, I licked my wounds, tried it one last time, and finally got the shot I needed to convince you to try this thang. Even after burned fingers, spilled maple syrup, and crumbs in the crevasses of my camera, I would still do it all over again, just to devour this ‘lil baby (or three).
Why is this Paleo pumpkin pie microwave mug soufflé a favorite? Simple as pie (oh look, I made a funny!) to make and it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and free of refined sugar.
To start, grab one ripe banana. I have a stash of brown ones in my freezer, you know, for emergencies. Mush the banana in the mug, then add the eggs, pumpkin spice, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree. Mix together and place in the microwave for approximately 2 1/2 – 3 minutes. Cook time will depend on your mug and the power setting of your microwave.
DING! Now, simply RUN to your microwave, watch the soufflé of amazingness rise and comfortably settle into your mug, then SNIFF the sweet smell of fall, DIVE IN, and EAT (but be careful not to burn your tongue). I even drizzled more maple syrup aaaaaaall over this just because I felt like it.
“I don’t have time to make breakfast” is no longer an excuse when you can have a healthy mug of warm, sweet, spiced amazingness in five minutes. Try it, you’ll like it!Print
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Microwave Soufflé
- Yield: 1 1x
- 2 eggs
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in to a microwave safe mug, stirring until well combined. Microwave for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
This is a perfect fall treat and its so simple to make!
Thank you Ros! It is SO simple and yummy!
You made me laugh by saying you ate 3 of these to get the right picture! Cooking this kind of thing in a microwave can be trick. Nicely done! Looks really yummy too!
I’m glad you ‘get it’ Jen! At least my photo fails were yummy to eat! Thank you for stopping by.
Ashley @ She Makes A Home says
I can’t wait to try this – thanks for sharing!
Thanks Ashley. Hope you love this!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says
Lol love that you included your photo fails. #reallife #bloggerproblems 😉 This looks great! Can’t wait to give it a try. <3
RIGHT?! You totally get it. I contemplated not including those pics but gotta be realiz! Thanks Ashley 🙂
Cakes in a cup, made in a microwave. How very cool!
Exactly! Easy, yummy, and cool (but really, warm) 😉
Kam Kay says
That looks so delicious and so easy to make. You are right, no more excuse not to eat healthy breakfast now!
Thank you Kam! I hope you totally love this mug soufflé as much as I do!
You made me laugh over my morning coffee – perfect start to the day. And now I’ll be dreaming all day of this wonderfully simple, yet oh-so-good-looking treat!!! I think your three attempts at getting the perfect picture paid off. I appreciate you taking one for the team and eating the first two, and naturally, you deserved the third as a payment for your efforts. Obviously. I’m saving this nugget for when I’m done with this whole no sugar stint 😉
So happy to make you smile friend! You gotta make this – I know you will love it! And hey, if you can’t wait, just omit the maple syrup for a Whole30 compliant breakfast!
Yum!!! So easy and looks delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this out soon! Perfect breakfast for me on our busy school day mornings!
Wonderful Francesca! Let me know what you think. So glad you stopped by!
Looks so perfect…thank you for sharing!!! xo
You are welcome Chelsea! Enjoy!
This recipe looks yummy and perfect for fall. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank you Shernell. It is such a warm, decadent fall treat. Enjoy!
YUM! This looks so delicious.. and it actually looks cake like! Whenever I make anything in a mug it always gets super spongey and yucky… I need to try this 🙂
Hey Liz – ohmygosh it is really, truly nummy. Let me know what you think! So glad you stopped by!
Amethyst Moon says
This looks like a winner! And you are so right about pictures of food…they need to be appetizing. You did a good job!
YES! If the food looks like mud, I don’t think I would get many fans here! Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support!
Heather with WELLFITandFED says
AW MA GAWD. That looks soooooo good! I am so making that! Pinning right now. Really great post.
Did you just say that in a ‘jersey’ accent? Because I pretty much think you are the bomb for that. Thanks for the pin and for making me giggle today!
Hi Chrissa, I want to make these but I don’t see the exact measurements for the ingredients….did I miss it? Can you tell me how much pumpkin, maple syrup, eggs, pumpkin spice I need. Thanks. Looks great!
I can’t believe I forgot to include the recipe! Huge blogger fail! Sorry about that – added now 🙂 ENJOY!
Hi, this looks delicious! Just wondering if I am missing a link to the recipe? Can’t seem to find it. Thanks!
TERRI! Oh my GOSH blogger fail! I totally forgot to include the recipe (head smack). It’s added now. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for stopping by!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
oh yes! i love that this is so easy to make! pumpkin is the best 🙂
Super easy to make Rachel! I love pumpkin too 🙂
So yummy and easy sounding! Definitely time to stock up on the canned pumpkin.
Awesome Nina. I SO need to stock up on more canned pumpkin too. Thanks for stopping by!
This looks so good! And has pumpkin, my favorite!! I love how you added the “fail” pictures as well! (:
Thanks Amanda! Pumpkin is T.H.E best for sure, hands down. Fail pictures, not so much. But hey, we’re all human, right?!
Mug cakes are the BEST! And I dont blame you for eating 3 of these in one day…it looks and sounds absolutely divine. I actually havent had a mug cake in so long, and I literally don’t know why! So quick, simple, and delicious!
Oh man Kat I can’t wait for you to try this!!! I didn’t feel THAT bad about eating 3 in a day, until I realized I consumed 6 eggs and 3 entire bananas in like one sitting. EEK! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy 🙂
T Austin says
This is great! I’ve never attempted a soufle before but this one actually looks pretty easy!
Oh I cannot wait for this to be your first microwave mug soufflé experience! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
I love this! I’m a big fan of mug cakes, so I’m especially excited about these healthy ingredients and the pumpkin flavor. I’d eat three in one day too. 🙂
Thanks Blair! I hope you LOVE this easy mug cake/soufflé and have FOUR in one day!! 😉
Your blog is fabulous, and so are these tutorials. Keep rockin!
Thanks Morgan! I appreciate it so much!
Sina @ Vegan Heaven says
This looks so delicious, Chrissa! I don’t have a microwave, so I’ve never tried a microwave souffle before. I really gotta make one when I’ll stay at my parents’ house next time.
Thanks Sina! I honestly have no idea how this would work without a microwave. So I wish I could help! You’ll have to give it a whirl at your parents’ house for sure! Thanks for stopping by.
Well, all your photography attempts paid off because this looks delicious! I can’t believe how simple it sounds to make and with so few ingredients! Pinning now!
Thanks Brittany! Phew, I’m glad you think this LOOKS as delicious as it tastes 🙂
Sage Miller says
Well, this looks absolutely divine! You had me at pumpkin….can’t wait to try! I’m thinking the kiddos will even love this one! Thanks Chrissa!
Awww thanks Sage! I hope the girls LOVE this. Will definitely make your mornings easy! 🙂
Noemi @ Wealthy in Health says
For years, I hated pumpkin. Now, that I realized I like it, I believe I MUST try every pumpkin recipe 😀 It sounds really easy, I should start with it 🙂
HATED PUMPKIN?! That’s like the cardinal fall sin! 😉 JK. So glad you found a love for pumpkin and stumbled upon this recipe to try.
DIY JUST CUZ says
This looks AMAZING! I’m going to have to try this!
I hope you love it as much as I do!
Carly @ FitLiving blog says
YUM!! I have always wanted to make a microwave cake and this one looks super easy. And pumpkin?! Yes, please! I have all of these ingredients, so I will be making this today 🙂
Awesome Carly! So easy and so yummy. Let me know what you think. I hope you are as obsessed with it as I am! 🙂
Making another as I type this. A new fav for sure!
Oh so glad you love it Ashley! Too easy not to make over and over!
Cynthia Jackson says
This is a genius idea! I have never seen anything like it. I am really excited to try it with my son (he can not eat regular pie).
I wish I had seen it earlier today – I would have made sure to pick up some pumpkin puree. It would have made a perfect dessert for Canadian Thanksgiving!
Trying it tomorrow!
Thanks so much Cynthia! Let me know what you think. I hope your son approves and happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving!!
Did this twice today. So good. I whipped the egg whites separately and combined. So the recipe served two large mugs instead of one. Thank you.
That’s great Minette! I’ll have to give it a shot with your alterations. One big ‘ol mug of amazingness is what I call a winner!
Heather with WELLFITandFED says
Oh my! Guess what! I am doing an article for a magazine on Mug Cakes. Guess who is getting included. You! I will forward you the article when I post it.
Oooooo YAY!!!!! Thanks SO much Heather! I just love you 🙂
Oh my God!!! I can’t wait to go home and make 3 of these!!! Yay – breakfast for dinner.
Thanks Lisa!!! SO easy and seriously I make it like once a week. My little guy likes it too!
Is there an alternative to the banana? I’m allergic. Would it make a difference if I left it out?
Hmmm I have never tried with banana. I would say give it a whirl!