1tablespoonaquafaba(liquid from a can of chickpeas)
2tablespoonscoconut oil(measured in liquid form) - plus a little extra for greasing the container
If using an oven preheat to 350°F
Grease a Corningware Meal Mug (or any other microwave safe container with a capacity of about 600mls) thoroughly with a little coconut oil (see recipe notes for alternative container suggestions)
Pour the maple syrup into the bottom of the mug then sprinkle over a little of the chopped ginger (around 1 tablespoon)
In a small bowl mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together then sprinkle over the remaining chopped ginger
In a small jug mix the vanilla extract, aquafaba, liquid coconut oil and milk together
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined (so you can't see any dry flour). Do not over mix.
Gently spoon the batter over the maple syrup. Start at the edges and try to make a seal all the way around so that the maple syrup is trapped, then slowly work your way into the middle. Don't worry if a bit of maple syrup escapes. The pudding will still work.
If cooking in the oven tightly cover with a square of tin foil
If using the microwave secure the Meal Mug lid into place and remove the coloured steam vent cover. If using a different container cover with a small plate.
To oven cook place in the pre-heated oven and cook for 30 - 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
To microwave cook on full power for 1 minute 30 seconds. Have a quick look and check it appears cooked then put the lid back on, cover the steam vent and leave to rest for 2 minutes. (my microwave is 1200w. If yours is different then the cooking time will need to be adjusted slightly, a few seconds more or less)
To turn out cover with a plate and gently turn over, being careful not to spill hot syrup on yourself. It should slide out easily but if it doesn't just turn it back up the right way and run a knife around the edge then try again.
Serve with ice-cream, cream, custard or just more maple syrup.If you do not have a Corningware Meal Mug then any large mug, pudding basin or container will do. It needs to be of around 600ml capacity. For use in the microwave be sure that it is microwave safe, and for use in the oven be sure it is oven safe. If microwaving use a small plate as a lid. In the oven use a piece of tin foil.