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Healthy Protein Mug Cake Recipes

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Looking for a healthier option at dessert time? Well, look no further! Check out these 25 protein mug cake recipes, there’s different flavors for everyone!

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Protein mug cakes are the best treat when you are watching your figure while still wanting a tasty dessert. They are perfect for adding more protein into your daily intake or trying to gain more muscle. Protein powder thrown into a mug with other natural ingredients is much healthier for you than typical boxed cake mix. Many of these recipes down below are even gluten free or sugar free! Try them out for yourself!


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Expert Tips for Making Protein Mug Cakes

  • Ditch the flour: Substitute protein powder for flour. Use 1/3 cup of protein powder for every 1 cup of flour in the protein mug cake recipe.
  • Make your dessert more moist: If your protein mug cake is tasting a bit too dry for your liking, add either applesauce or sour cream. This is a quick solution to this problem!
  • Use your favorite protein brand: Any brand of protein will do! Drink Wholesome, ProteinWise, Protein Works, etc.! The options are endless!
  • Grab a big mug: Protein mug cakes call for a decent amount of protein powder so you want to have a mug that will not overflow all the contents. Make sure your mug has enough room to hold the powder plus 2 inches so it can expand properly.

Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug Recipes

Can’t get enough chocolate in your life? Try out these chocolate protein cake in a mug recipes if you absolutely love all things chocolate! Make sure you either pick up some chocolate protein powder or have some on hand, you’re going to need it! These recipes are tastefully delicious and you will definitely not have any guilt!

chocolate protein cake in a mug topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup
Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug
Whether you’re a vegan worried about getting enough protein, an athlete trying to gain muscle, or just someone who really loves chocolate cake (ummm, everyone???), this healthy chocolate protein cake in a mug is the perfect quick and easy treat.
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chocolate protein cake in a mug topped with chocolate sauce
Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug
This chocolate protein cake in a mug tastes like you are indulging in your favorite rich dessert – but, surprise! It’s good for you! Plus, it’s gluten-free too!
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chocolate protein cake in a mug topped with chocolate chips, whipped cream, and peanut butter
Protein Cake in a Mug
I’ve been really into mug cakes lately, and since summer is around the corner a protein mug cake recipe felt timely. This protein mug cake is ready in minutes and is the perfect sweet treat for anyone who’s watching their macros.
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CHOCOLATE PROTEIN POWDER MUG CAKE
This fluffy chocolate protein powder mug cake bakes in a flash and will satisfy those dessert cravings without any of the guilt! This cake bakes right in the mug you eat it from and all you need are a few ingredients, a few minutes, and a microwave.
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protein chocolate mug cake topped with chocolate chips, whipped cream, and a mint leaf
Protein Chocolate Mug Cake
Protein Chocolate Mug Cake – This is a rich chocolate mug cake that’s ready in less than 5 minutes! The perfect single-serving chocolate cake recipe if you are on a high protein diet. Super moist and very satisfying without all the guilt.
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Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug
The healthy solution for your chocolate cravings is here, a Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug! This quick microwave dessert recipe is super easy to make, guaranteed to fill you up, and absolutely delicious!
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Chocolate Protein Cake in a Mug
Dense, rich, fudgy and incredibly delicious, this simple mug cake is the perfect recipe for when you want a delicious treat fast. The combination of almond protein powder and dark cocoa powder gives this cake a texture between a devil’s food cake and a brownie!
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Vanilla Protein Powder Mug Cake Recipes

More of a vanilla lover? Then, these vanilla protein powder mug cake recipes are for you! Just like the chocolate recipes, most of these call for vanilla protein powder. Although, some of these recipes you will either need chocolate chip protein powder or regular chocolate chips. This will help add a little more flair to the dish as well as more flavor.

vanilla protein mug cake with chocolate chips
Keto Vanilla Protein Powder Mug Cake (Paleo, Vegan)
A super fluffy and moist vanilla mug cake made with protein powder and is low carb- It’s also ready in under a minute! This healthy Keto Vanilla Mug Cake takes less than a minute to make in the microwave or 12 minutes in the oven- It’s paleo, vegan, gluten-free and sugar free!
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vanilla protein powder mug cake with chocolate chips and peanut butter drizzle
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Powder Mug Cake
You can have a delicious, protein packed, healthy dessert/breakfast/snack in about 5 minutes….and all you need is a mug and a microwave! There is no excuse not to make one.
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Vanilla Protein Powder Mug Cake
This delicious vanilla protein powder mug cake is a great dessert alternative for those who want to meet high protein daily nutrition goals. The addition of a chocolate chip protein cookie adds extra flavor and even more protein. Ready in 2 minutes from start to finish!
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Vanilla Protein Powder Mug Cake
Looking for a healthy dessert that can be made in minutes? Look no further. This high protein vanilla mug cake is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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vanilla protein powder mug cake baked with chocolate chips
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Powder Mug Cake
Skinny protein mug cake with gooey chocolate chips. A fluffy and delicious mug cake that has 27 gr of protein.
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Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake Recipes

Not feeling all that chocolate nor vanilla? Well, look no further, these peanut butter protein mug cake recipes are certain to fix that sweet tooth! Make sure you either have peanut butter protein powder on hand or regular peanut butter from the jar! Otherwise, this recipe will not work for you. These are the key ingredients when trying to tackle one of these recipes!

peanut butter protein mug cake topped with peanut butter drizzle
60 SECOND PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN MUG CAKE
A delicious peanut butter cake packed with protein in just 60 seconds! This protein mug cake recipe is great for a snack or post-workout!
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peanut butter protein mug cake served in a yellow mug with a fork
Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
Mug cakes are delicious and they provide a lot of nutrients. Moreover, you can cook them super quickly in the microwave. Protein Mug Cake with Peanut Butter!
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peanut butter protein mug cake topped with chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
This decadent and moist peanut butter mug cake is perfect when the sweet tooth hits and you need a quick sugar fix. Just mix all the ingredients together and put in the microwave for 1 min (cooking times may vary).
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake is ready in less than one minute! A more filling way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Fudgy Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake (Simple, No Flour)
An actually simple super fudgy Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake made with a load of protein powder and peanut butter powder, and no flour! This half baked fudgy protein mug cake is a great low carb and low calorie dessert.
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chocolate peanut butter protein mug cake topped with whipped cream and peanut butter
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
Looking for a delicious sweet treat that won’t break the calorie bank? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake has just 173 calories per serving and 12 grams of protein!
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chocolate peanut butter protein mug cake topped with peanut butter drizzle and candy pieces
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN MUG CAKE
The cake is just a typical chocolate protein cake. I used MusclePharm chocolate milk combat protein powder. I also added some cocoa powder to help give it a little more of a decadent chocolate taste.
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Protein Mug Brownie Recipes

Are cakes in general just not your thing? Give these protein mug brownie recipes a shot! Not everyone loves the cakey texture in the mug cake recipes above. Protein mug brownies are made the same exact way as protein mug cakes. You simply throw all the ingredients into a mug and pop it in the microwave! Also, with these recipes the flavor combinations are endless. Just choose whichever protein powder you prefer and go from there!

protein mug brownie served in a white dish with chocolate chips
THE ULTIMATE 1 MINUTE PROTEIN MUG BROWNIE (PALEO, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE)
A delicious, fluffy, moist protein-packed brownie which takes just one minute to whip up! Clocking in at around 150 calories, it is a healthy snack to have any time and has been oven tested. Naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, keto, low carb, and comes with a tested vegan version.
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protein mug brownie cake topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and cocoa powder
Chocolaty Protein Mug Brownie Cake
This chocolaty protein mug brownie cake has all the decadence of a rich fudgy brownie while still keeping your macros in check. Incredibly delicious and packed with protein, this quick and easy brownie recipe only takes one minute to whip up and is the perfect healthy, guilt-free dessert.
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protein mug brownie with a spoon and chocolate chips
AMAZING ONE MINUTE PROTEIN BROWNIE
This Amazing One Minute Protein Brownie will truly knock your socks off. The perfect amount of sweet yumminess to satisfy your craving without any guilt.
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protein mug brownie topped with whipped cream
100-Calorie Protein Mug Brownie
What’s better than an ooey-gooey chocolate brownie fresh out of the oven? I’m thinking an ooey-gooey chocolate protein mug brownie with 100 calories and 13 grams of protein that’s ready in one minute!
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protein mug brownie topped with chocolate frosting
30 Second Fudgy Protein Brownie Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten & Grain Free}
This brownie only takes about a total of 30 seconds to cook. Therefore, you don’t have to set aside a whole weekend afternoon for baking when you’re in the mood for a brownie.
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Protein Mug Brownie
Enjoy a delicious brownie without the guilt and get your protein while you’re at it. These Protein Mug Brownies taste just like dessert, but with all the great nutrition.
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