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#518211 - 02/05/18 12:18 PM NSD - Chocolate mug cake
Kellybells Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 131
Loc: Toronto, ON
I debated whether to list this as NSD or LSD. Although this contains cocoa powder and almond flour - two foods that I know can trip people up, myself included - the serving is small enough that the recipe clocks in at only .34 grams of starch. I have never reacted to this recipe.

This recipe is so easy to make. It's from Elana's Pantry, a great site for almond flour baking. I even own one of her cookbooks. I encourage you to visit her site and look around.

Paleo Mug Cake


2 tablespoons blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 large egg

In a mug, combine almond flour, cacao powder, and baking soda
Mix in maple syrup and egg until thoroughly combined
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 min
Suspected SpA. HLA B27, xray, u/sound, blood tests all -ve. Ancient history of plantar fasciitis, SI joint pain, knee arthritis. Recent history of tendinitis, neck pain, debilitating finger pain and stiffness (especially mornings). No diagnosis, no meds.

2010 - stopped eating dairy
2012 - stopped eating wheat
2014 - stopped eating all grains
Jan 2017 - discovered NSD - 98% improvement in symptoms, continually amazed by my results, wish I'd found kickAS sooner

#518212 - 02/05/18 12:35 PM Re: NSD - Chocolate mug cake [Re: Kellybells]
AlpineAg Offline

Registered: 01/30/18
Posts: 13
Hi Kellybells,

Well, I was wondering whether to put this recipe on (with its cocoa powder and almonds) but these energy balls are such good low-starch snacks that I'll add them here with your Paleo Mug Cake and let everyone make up their own minds if they can tolerate them.

Afterall, you can always make them smaller, right?

Almond Energy Balls

Put 200g of blanched almonds in a food processor and blitz for about a minute. Add 400g of pitted dates, 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons each of almond butter, coconut oil and chia seeds, plus a further two tablespoons of cold water. Blitz again until the whole lot comes together in a ball (add a little more water, if necessary). Then roll the mixture into about 20 balls and place them into the freezer. They can be stored in the fridge for a week or so, but in the freezer for several weeks. Enjoy!

Note: You’ll need a good, strong food processor for this recipe.
HLA B27 +ve. Localised pain in SI joints, lumbar and thoracic spine. No swelling. Eyes OK, peripheral joints OK. NSAID usage from 2005 to 2018, meloxicam.

Least favourite saying: No Pain No Gain.

2005 - Diagnosed after two years of debilitating SI pain, early 20's
2017 - Waitlist for rheumatologist in Ireland=14-months
2018 - Seeking alternatives


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