Mug Cakes Too Much Work? Try Minute Muffins!

Recently, I professed my love for microwaved mug cakes with this Cinna-Mini Coffee Cake recipe. Mug cakes are a quick, easy way to enjoy a fresh baked treat without having to make an entire cake. Or use an oven.

Now, Kodiak Cakes is bringing us Minute Muffins, a new alternative that’s even easier than a standard mug cake. Didn’t think that was possible? It is. There’s always a way to be lazier when it comes to eating in America.

We found  Minute Muffins in our grocery store a week or two ago, and quickly scooped up three of the four new flavors. (Chocolate and cinnamon beats  blueberries in this house any day.)

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So far, there’s Blueberry, Double Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon Oat and the seasonally-appropriate Pumpkin Dark Chocolate.

I tried Double Chocolate today, and it was super tasty. Not as gooey and chocolatey as, say, my favorite Brownie In A Cup recipe, but it’s a muffin—not a brownie. It’s not supposed to be a crazy, sweet dessert. It’s supposed to be a simple breakfast solution, and that’s what it is.

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The texture was fluffy and consistent, and all I had to do was add water. Yep, that’s it; just add water to the fill line, microwave for one minute and enjoy.

And the simplicity isn’t even the best part—it’s the ingredients. The muffin mix is all natural, and as it says on the Kodiak Cakes website, they’re “packed full of fiber, protein, and whole grains without compromising on taste.”

It’s a dream come true for busy moms, college students, office monkeys and the all-around lazy human who’s still slightly concerned about what goes into their body.

Here are the ingredients for the one I tried today:

Minute Muffin Double Chocolate Ingredients: 


Grain Blend (100% Whole Wheat Flour, 100% Whole Oat Flour, Oat Fiber, Wheat Protein Isolate), Brown Sugar, Palm Oil, Natural Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin), Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Non-Fat Dry Milk, Egg Whites, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Natural Enzymes, Natural Flavor.


Contains: Wheat, Milk & Eggs. May contain traces of soy and tree nuts.

The calorie count is a little high at 240 for one muffin, but as far as muffins go, that’s actually super low. Plus, with 8 grams of protein, it was really filling, so that’s all I needed for breakfast besides maybe a mid-morning serving of fruit to keep things balanced.

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I didn’t realize it right away, but this wasn’t my first encounter with the Kodiak Cakes brand. We’ve also had their Power Cakes: Protein Packed Flapjack & Waffle Mix in the past and really liked it. Both times, Mike was the one who picked them out at the store, so they’re clearly dude-approved. This is one healthy alternative you don’t have to sneak past your picky eaters!

All in all, I’d say Minute Muffins and the Kodiak Cakes brand is a health-conscious alternative to other store-bought muffins and quick-fix breakfasts, and you should definitely keep an eye out during your next trip to the store. I haven’t checked Target for the muffins yet, but I would bet they have them soon if they don’t already…they’re usually really good about featuring up-and-coming brands, especially if they’re all-natural.

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About Erica Tuite

Erica Tuite is a 24-year-old writer, copyeditor, coffee enthusiast, dog mom and lover of all things feminine. She's also the creator of

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