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!
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)