The other night, we were catching up on a Netflix show and all the sudden it got super quiet. Justin’s head was in the pantry. My husband was having a sweet tooth and asked me if we had cookies. Now, if you know us, we don’t buy sweets at the grocery store because it would be gone in one day. I had homemade ice cream I made the other day and he still didn’t want it. Really? It’s ice cream dude.
I thought about a lot of things we had before the mice ate all of our goodies a while back. Don’t ask me how. So, I decided on making mug cakes. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest. I thought “they can’t be hard”. I looked up recipes to see what we have that’s in our pantry and started making it. I used cocoa powder, coconut flour, water (I didn’t have milk), and an egg. I wasn’t a fan. It came out okay. I was more worried about it not being cooked. It ended up over cooked, too dry, and too thick. I decided to sweeten it up with melted peanut butter. It was better but by the 3rd bite, I was already full! It was enough for two people. Justin ate his own, all of it, and regret it.
One day, I received Equip Foods in the mail and was excited to use their products. I looked on the back of their protein bags and saw you could use their protein to bake in anything! It sparked my creativity from there and I decided to whip up my own mug cake recipes. It’s super easy! It satisfied my husbands sweet tooth with no guilt! I can definitely make these if I catch him rummaging our pantry again.
Their protein doesn’t have whey and tastes just like brownies. But don’t worry I do enjoy plant based protein and am working on a recipe for my vegan friends! Just you wait. The recipe can also be vegan friendly, please see note below. This one is particularly one of my favorites. I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate. The pumpkin will keep the cake moist. You won’t even taste it. Don’t have it? Use unsweetened applesauce. Not paleo-friendly enough? Just don’t eat the peanut butter. You’re going to love this high-protein, low-carb, healthy, guilt-free treat!
100% Grass Fed Beef Protein Powder, Paleo Friendly, Packed With Collagen and Gelatin, Nothing Artificial, Only Three Ingredients, 2 lb (Chocolate)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
Side note: My protein was already sweetened with stevia. If needed, you may use 1/2-1 tsp of sugar depending on kind.
Nutrition notes: 307 cal, 15 g fat, 11 g carbs, 35.5 g protein (I used Equip Foods Prime Protein, water, not milk and peanut butter is included)
4 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake”
Looks really good, I think I’m gonna treat myself and do this today 🙂
Although I am replying to the mug cake recipes, it is only because I could not see how to respond to the wonderful Annie page. I am seriously lo tech! So as for your Annie pages, hat’s off to an amazing woman, man and child. You are wonderful parents and Annie is a wonderful child. You can trust me on this. I am the mother of 8. Here in Mass we can’t wait to see you all. Many blessings. You have been blessings to all of us.
Rita, AKA Nanzi
Why thank you! We can’t wait for her to come visit you all. 🙂