Single serving recipes are a great idea for anyone, but are especially useful if you’re, well, single. If you like to bake or are craving a treat, but figure it’s probably not a great idea to have an entire cake sitting on the counter…just for you…you’re probably right. Desserts are great for sharing, but if you’re in your own company and craving a sweet treat, single serving recipes are ingenious!
There are some definite advantages to making a single serving cake, muffin, donut or other tasty treat:
- It’s OK if you eat the whole thing! No worries about portioning out and freezing slices of some massive dessert or pawning it off onto friends.
- Variety is the spice of life. Make just a serving of what you’re craving and you won’t feel like you have to keep eating it until it’s gone…even if you get tired of having it around.
- Along those lines…waste is very unlikely. You make a serving, you eat a serving. Perfect!
We’ve put together a collection of 7 tasty single-serving treats, from breakfast breads to donuts, protein muffins to decadent chocolate cakes. So get baking – you can thank us later!
Individual Chocolate Espresso Cake…with Zucchini!
Recipe by Sarah McMinn: Blogger, The Sweet Life
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp water)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 small zucchini, grated (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 half pint mason jars or similar sized baking dish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two half pint mason jars.
- In a medium sized bowl combine wet ingredients (oil, sugar, molasses, flax egg, instant coffee, vanilla, and zucchini), stirring together until uniformly mixed.
- In a separate bowl combine the dries (flour, baking soda and powder, and salt). Add dries to wet and mix together. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chip.
- Fill 1/2 pint jars between 2/3 and 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until knife comes out clean. Allow cake to cool at least 30 minutes before removing from jar.
- “All for One” Single Serving Banana Bread
- Single Serving Peanut Butter Cake
- Individual Protein Muffin
- “All for One” Coffee Cake
- Healthy Krispy Kremes for One
- Spiced Chocolate Cake in One Minute
Got an awesome single serving recipe you’d love to share? Send it in!