Banana Protein Mug Cake is incredibly easy to make, and only takes 3 minutes in the microwave! Your favorite protein mixed with sweet banana, honey, and cinnamon, then topped with chocolate chips. It’s perfect for when you have a sweet craving but still want to stick to your diet! Here it is, folks. I’ve found it. The absolute, without-a-doubt, best way to get your protein this year. And it’s called Banana Protein Mug Cake. Let’s be honest, having a cake that’s ready in 3 minutes is already pretty good. But when you add the fact that these are made with protein powder, it makes it about 100x’s better. Especially when you’ve spent all day at work, then worked hard at the gym, and don’t have the energy to make anything big but still have a serious sweet tooth calling you. Here’s a really easy way to keep your nutrition game strong when those snack attacks happen. And yes, we’ve all been there! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten home from the gym, and I’m just craving something really sweet like ice cream or cookies.
Which is really easy to want after a hard workout, but I also don’t want to blow all of that hard work!
So instead I’m trying to find some really good alternatives to the sweet things I used to eat all of the time. And Banana Protein Mug Cake really helps out in situations like this! Now, if you’re really in a cake mood and nothing else will do, I’d like to direct you over to here to Chocolate Mug Cake. It’s all of the sweet, and then some. For this Banana Protein Mug Cake, I tried Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters. They’re protein powders with a little something extra, like chia seeds and probiotics, and they’re gluten free and vegan. They’re also an excellent source of protein with 20g per serving, and fiber.
That’s right, this banana mug cake has 20g of protein per cake. Yaaasss! Plus they’re all plant based, so if you have any issue with dairy then you might want to check them out. And I also have a coupon for you, you can get it here! These have a few different flavors, but my main focus was on the vanilla, chocolate, and chai. So you can switch out one of them in this banana mug cake recipe for any other and it’ll work fine. My personal favorite is chocolate, though. Just in case you were wondering. Banana mug cake with all the chocolate… think about that.
You can also use any protein powder you have on hand in a pinch for this banana mug cake, just measure out 3 tablespoons (instead of 1 scoop, because you never know how big the scoop is, it varies by brand). Another thing that can vary by brand is the flavor.
I’ve made these with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters, and I think the flavor is awesome. But I can’t make any promises if you go your own course, because it really depends on the flavor of your protein powder.
Banana Protein Mug Cake is incredibly easy to make, and only takes 3 minutes in the microwave! Your favorite protein mixed with sweet banana, honey, and cinnamon, then topped with chocolate chips. It's perfect for when you have a sweet craving but still want to stick to your diet!
- 1 scoop Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters (or 3 tbsp protein powder)
- 1 large egg white
- 3 tbsp gluten free all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp mashed banana
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips or nuts (optional toppings)
In a mug use a fork to whisk together dry ingredients (protein powder, flour, cinnamon, salt).
Add wet ingredients (egg white, banana, water, honey) and stir until everything is well combined.
Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, or until cake is cooked through. Top with chocolate chips and nuts.
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