5 Protein Mug Cakes for a Quick, Healthy Treat
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.
1. Vanilla Protein Mug Cake
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
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
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
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
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.