WEIGHT WATCHERS 3-2-1 MICROWAVE MUG CAKE – 3 SMARTPOINTS
Making a cake doesn’t get any easier than this Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake, which has been floating around Weight Watchers Meetings for ages.
[Easy Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake Recipe]
Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake
If you’re a Weight Watcher I imagine this is old news, but it’s something I only got around to trying recently. “Trendy” is something I’ll never be
This quick and easy recipe is a brilliant way to satisfy a cake craving for only 80 calories/2 Points Plus/3 SmartPoints. And it’s perfectly portion controlled because you make it in a mug so you don’t have to worry about being tempted by leftovers.
SKINNY ON WEIGHT WATCHERS 3-2-1 MICROWAVE MUG CAKE
You make the base for this recipe by combining a box of angle food cake mix with a box of regular cake mix. The angel food cake mix contains egg whites and the regular cake mix contains vegetable oil, which means all you need to add is water to whip up a perfectly proportioned cake in your microwave in minutes. That’s it!
3 tablespoons of cake mix + 2 tablespoons of water + 1 minute in the microwave = Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake
Talk about easy!
And of course this is the perfect recipe for exploring your kitchen creativity by playing with different cake mix flavors, additions and/or accompaniments.
Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake Variation Ideas (Be Sure to Adjust SmartPoints):
Make a Molten Cake by placing a small piece of chocolate in the middle of the cake before microwaving.
Make a Caramel Apple Cake by adding a little bit of chopped dried apple to the cake before microwaving and then after it’s baked top with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Make a Cranberry Orange Nut Cake by stirring in chopped nuts, dried cranberries and orange zest before microwaving.
Top your favorite cake with fruit and whipped cream for a light and tasty “shortcake.”
Drizzle finished cake with chocolate or caramel sauce.
Spread with your favorite icing or chocolate hazelnut spread.
Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” – 3 Points +
We’re on a role this week. It’s Thanksgiving week, so I’m working on more Thanksgiving-type recipes. One of the
things that’s always hard about holidays is the mashed potatoes. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? But really,
they’re full of carbs and starch and aren’t great if you’re being careful with what you eat. This is where cauliflower
comes in. Steam some cauliflower and then process it in a food processor with some garlic, buttermilk and
seasonings. You’ve got delicious mashed “potatoes” that are much lower in carbs and have 4 grams of fiber! The
buttermilk really adds to the richness of these “potatoes”, but if you’re looking for a little extra creaminess, add a
tablespoon or two of fat free (or reduced fat) cream cheese. Adding cream cheese adds to the flavor and richness of
the cauliflower and make sit a perfect side to your turkey and gravy.
Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes”
Give this low carb alternative to mashed potatoes this holiday season. It’s easy, rich and creamy. Give it a try, and
you’ll never want to go back to regular mashed potatoes again.
8 cups cauliflower florets (approximately 1 head)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup fat free buttermilk
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
Chives for garnish, optional
1. Steam the cauliflower for 15 minutes, or until very tender.
2. In a food processor, combine the cauliflower and garlic.
3. Add the buttermilk, olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.
4. Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
5. Serve hot, garnished with chives, if desired.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 3/4 cup
Each serving = 3 Points +
PER SERVING: 107 calories; 7g fat; 10g carbohydrates; 5g protein; 4g fiber