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5 Protein Mug Cakes for a Quick, Healthy Treat

February 7, 2024
Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Sometimes you crave something sweet – and fast – but you don’t necessarily want to bake a whole batch of something. That’s when a protein mug cake comes to the rescue. These super-quick single-serve treats will become your go-tos, whether you want something chocolate, or cinnamon, or berry. The best part: All have at least 20 grams of protein. 

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1. Vanilla Protein Mug Cake

Vanilla mug cake

Courtesy of The Big Man’s World

There’s nothing “plain vanilla” about this cozy mug cake, which has endless options for variations. Add some lemon or orange zest, a few chocolate chips, or a dash of apple pie spice. Top it with a drizzle of nut butter or a few berries. You can’t go wrong with this fluffy grain-free cake – especially when it clocks in at 25 grams of protein. 

Try this recipe from The Big Man’s World.

2. Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

Cinnamon protein mug cake

Courtesy of Hayl’s Kitchen

Spice things up with a cinnamon protein mug cake, a tasty take on a cinnamon roll, but with 30 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and no added sugar. You can make it without the cream cheese frosting – but why would you?

Try this recipe from Hayl’s Kitchen.

3. Vegan Protein Blueberry Mug Cake

Vegan protein blueberry mug cake

Courtesy of Matt’s Fit Chef

Juicy blueberries add sweetness and nutrients to this gluten-free, plant-based mug cake. Add a little cinnamon or lemon zest for even more flavor, if you like. Or try a different berry, or a combo of berries.

Try this recipe from Matt’s Fit Chef.

4. Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Chocolate protein mug cake

Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

In 3 minutes, you can dig your spoon into a brownie-like chocolate cake with 25 grams of protein and 5 grams of filling fiber. Swap in almond flour for the oat flour, if you like. This would also be delicious with a spoonful of peanut butter (or other nut butter) drizzled on top.

Try this recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

5. Strawberry protein mug cake

Strawberry mug cake

Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Imagine a strawberry milkshake in cake form – now imagine having it ready to go in less than 5 minutes. This little cake, made with white whole wheat flour, really satisfies with 27 grams of protein. Make the frosting, or just top it with a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

Try this recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

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