Pumpkin pie in a mug

It’s pumpkin season and Instagram is flooded with pictures of pumpkin pie for 4, 6 even up to 10 people. But a pumpkin pie recipe for 1 person is nowhere to be found. Time to make a change! 🙂

I have to admit I’d never really had pumpkin pie before, let alone made one. That’s why I scrutinised several recipes before devising this mug pie. As it turns out, pumpkin pie is really good! And this version only takes three minutes in the microwave oven!

Ps: Pumpkin pie is usually made with canned pumpkin. Because that’s not on sale here, I’ve written Tips & Tricks to make pumpkin puree to rival the canned variety. You can use the puree to make pumpkin nice cream as well!

Singlemade: pumpkin pie in a mug

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Pumpkin pie in a mug
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5-10 min
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5-10 min
  1. Mix all the ingredients (puree, oats, honey, egg and salt) with a spoon (or a fork) in a cup until you get an even batter.
  2. Add two pinches of cinnamon and mix it in.
  3. Cook in the microwave oven for 3 minutes on the highest setting.
  4. If after 3 minutes the batter hasn’t solidified completely (easy to see from the top of the pie), zap it for another 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Done! Have it hot, lukewarm or cold. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon powder on top at will!
Recipe Notes

* The testpanel told me there’s room for more sweetness, so if you want, add an extra tablespoons of agave syrup or honey.

Tip: Add some fresh cream cheese, sweetened or not (like you would use as a topping for carrot cake).

Tip: If you don’t mind doing the extra dishes, you can pour the batter into a clean cup before baking it in the microwave oven. It’ll look a whole bunch prettier 🙂

Input Singlemade test panel

Kim thinks the pumpkin pie’s a bit odd, but then again, we’re not used to eating pumpkin in this form in Belgium. Even though she doesn’t really have a sweet tooth, she would’ve liked the pie to be a bit sweeter.
Kim’s tip: If you don’t have any agave syrup handy, date syrup works just as well! And another tip: Serve with Greek yogurt.

Christel’s puree was a bit runny, so she had to cook it longer in the microwave. She liked the pie just fine, but her boys weren’t smitten. If it had been sweeter, they would’ve finished, I guess :-).
Tip: If you like cinnamon as much as Christel does, add 1 or 2 pinches extra.


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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂

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