Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake
Hiya, friends! My newest mug cake creation is the most moist decadent microwave treat yet! With just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients, this scrumptious Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake is a quick breakfast, snack or dessert option.
I don’t wanna see any eye rollin’- this microwave mug cake is not spongy or dry. The texture is absolutely perfectly dense and fudgy, reminiscent of your favorite brownie. The perfect chocolate fix, when you’re not looking to bake a whole cake or batch of brownies!
Not only is this chocolate banana mug cake a great dessert option, but it’s chock-full of protein, so it makes for an awesome breakfast and/or post workout snack. I enjoy mine topped with fresh blueberries or chopped strawberries and a dollop of tru whip. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks!
This quick and easy chocolate cake recipe will change your life! A few words to sum up the incredible goodness that is the chocolate banana protein mug cake:
ooey, gooey wonderfully thick
liquidy split quick
instant chocolatey yumminess… nuff said!
Feel free to add sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, blueberries or whatever other fillings you fancy to make it your own!
Chocolate Banana Protein Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup 28-30 grams chocolate protein powder* (If your protein powder is gluten-free, your mug cake will be gluten-free.)
- 1 small extra ripe banana, mashed*** (1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce works too)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 3 tablespoons liquid egg whites, egg whites from 1 large egg
- Spray a (microwavable) mug or small bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine all ingredients in mug and microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for 1 minute, stir around batter again and microwave once more for 30 seconds. If cake still appears wet, microwave for about 15-30 more seconds.
- Enjoy straight from your mug or transfer to a small plate and top with fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, whipped topping**** and/or almond butter.
**Nutritional information will vary some, depending on brand of protein powder used.
***I also tried substituting the mashed banana for 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. It worked really well, but was less sweet. If you're not much of a banana fan, the applesauce is a tasty option, but I preferred the banana.
****I love tru whip topping. A great alternative to Cool Whip. You can find it at Walmart and Kroger.
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Enjoy two other quite delicious mug cake recipes from this here blog! 🙂
Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake
Paleo, Gluten-free Pumpkin Mug Cake
Something to think about….
Have you ever tried a mug cake? What did you think?
How would you do this in the oven? We sadly don’t have a microwave currently. How long do you think it would need to bake?
I haven’t actually tried it in the oven, but based on some other chocolate mug cakes I found, I would bake at 350ºF. for about 14 minutes. Let us know how it works out for you!
Idealshake does not work with this recipe it comes out as a soggy mess but still yummy lol
Eating this now. Delicious! I added some chocolate chips. I’ve been looking for a healthier protein dessert and this delivers!
I tried this mug cake this evening. I’ve never made one before, but I do know some baking fundamentals. I added a bit of cocoa since the protein powder I have is cookies and cream flavor. Also added a touch of unsweetened almond milk and 1 tablespoon of flour since I over did the milk (being a typical man I avoid measuring instruments often ending badly)
The end result was amazing! The banana provided an odd, but very well suited flavor. It’s packed with protein as an added bonus. My version was closer to 400 cal, but I did miss supper so I don’t feel that bad. The addition of crushed walnuts or almonds would make a great flavor and texture addition sacrificing a few more cal into the mix.
1 mug cake based on this recipe would be 3 nice smaller portions. Definitely keeping this recipe!
Love your variations and I’m so glad you enjoyed!
So good! Loved this!
Thanks for the recipe! I just ordered some protein powders and am looking for other ways to use it…this looks like a delicious option! I’m curious – is the protein powder modified in any way by cooking it? I read somewhere that heat above a certain temp does something to it.
I’m really not sure. I’ve read conflicting stories on that. Hope you get a chance to give it a try!