Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

Cake for breakfast! Cake for breakfast! It’s like Christmas when mum let’s us have chocolate for breakfast…. Except I don’t feel like puking after this, nor do I get a massive sugar high and a face full of pimples. Guilt free & far more nutritious than chocolate. It is a super high protein brekkie (about 30g of protein), low in carbs and the best bit, YOU GET TO EAT CAKE FOR BREAKFAST!! You can have this for dessert, a snack or just because. Go, now, you are going to love it!

2 tbs protein powder
2 tbs almond meal
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg (vegan sub for 2 tbs ground flax or chia seeds)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbs milk (I used almond milk)
Pinch stevia to taste or about a tbs honey/maple/rice syrup
Coconut cream & berries to serve

Mix everything except the coconut cream & berries in a big mug. Pop it in the microwave for about 2-3 mins. Start with 2 and check it to see if it’s done. You can definitely do this in the oven in a ramekin or muffin tin if you have the patience. I obviously do not. Tip it out of the mug into a bowl, pour over coconut cream & berries. Chow down. You are welcome.


14 thoughts on “Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

  1. This looks amazing! I think I will have to try making this tomorrow morning for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Emily! Hope you like it!

  3. I’m going to try this for an after school snack for my son – yum! Could I substitute anything for the protein powder? Some LSA (linseed/sunflower/almond meal) or besan-flour (chickpea flour for protein) or rice-flour perhaps…? Thanks in advance!

  4. Talina, any of those options would work just fine, coconut flour also. Thanks for stopping by the blog!!

  5. Talina says:

    I just made this using besan flour instead of protein powder – it turned out awesome! So quick & easy – Yummo! Next time I might add raw cacao instead of cinnamon for a choc version….mmmmmm. Thank you!

  6. Thank you Talina!! Great substitution! Choc mug cakes are THE BEST!! Top it off with some whipped coconut cream….. HEAVEN!!

  7. Juzzy says:

    Just made this for dessert….amazed at how easy & yummy it was. I didn’t have an egg so I used Chia seed as you suggested and added a little more milk to compensate for the drier mix…this will be a regular snack when I feel like a treat….thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  8. Thank you Juzzy!! I am so glad you liked it! Super easy isn’t it and perfect when you need something NOW!! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

  9. thewhitedish says:

    Sounds good! I might have to give it a go, but I’ll have to buy almond meal first! Wish you would go check out my first ‘clean’ cookie recipe at…I made Almond butter chocolate chip cookies…I think you’d love!! Thanks for inspiring me!

  10. I have seen that recipe! It is awesome! I actually made some cookies with sunflower seed butter kinda like them! Thank you!

  11. Louisa Crosby says:

    I can’t believe this actually worked!! No offense to you, I have tried heaps of recipes with protein powder in them and they always come out chewy and hard. This was nice 🙂 maybe could be improved if I used a different type of protein powder? I have only ever used Whey.

  12. Hey Lou, yep pea protein is way better in any baking. Tends not to dry out like whey xx

  13. Louisa Crosby says:

    wow really? great advice! going to buy some for sure x

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