Need a craving crusher?

At the end of a long day, it feels fitting to reward yourself with a delicious dessert however you don’t want to stray from your health goals…a simple almond flour microwavable cake and berries might be just the thing!


  • 1/3 c almond flour (coconut flour works too)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp almond extractCake in a mug
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions: Mix and microwave in a coffee mug (be sure to spray the mug with cooking spray or grease with butter or oil) for 90 seconds. Let cool and slice for a simple shortcake. Top with berries or tropical fruit with a sprinkle of shredded coconut or honey.

This recipe can be modified to include chocolate by adding a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or drop in a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips.


Nutrition Note: Almond flour is an ideal alternative for a gluten-free diet. This flour is high in protein, manganese, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, low in carbohydrates and contains fiber. However, there is a potential risk for those with allergies, consider this when serving anything to someone who may be allergic to nuts.

If you are a patient and have questions about your diet, please ask your oncologist at your next appointment about receiving a complimentary nutritional session with Melanie Mitchell, SNCC Registered Dietitian.

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