EASY 1 minute protein mug cake! 27 grams protein, 5 grams carbs!

So you can make a single serving cake...in 1 minute...in the microwave... and it's MORE than healthy enough for breakfast? It is really filling but at only 230 calories you may want to add some decent toppings or yogurt to make it a bit more solid for a full breakfast meal.

With 27 grams of protein it is a great way to get in your protein and use your powder. It also has only 5 grams of carbohydrates so perfect when you want something sweet and indulgent tasting but trying to eat really well. I literally have this 3/4 times a week!

This gooey, delicious recipe has endless options - as long as you have the base right you can experiment with all types of flavors and toppings! The base of this recipe is super simple and all made of store cupboard foods, it is also pretty easy to make swaps for a few of the ingredients depending on what you have available.


  • Blueberry Muffin - vanilla protein and then added blueberries and vanilla essence into the mix

  • Banana and Honey - vanilla or banana protein then dded these on top once the cake was cooked

  • Double Chocolate - used chocolate protein, added some dark/raw cocoa powder and chocolate chips into the mix.

  • Cookie Cake - vanilla protein and then added chunks of protein bar into the mix and drizzled with maple syrup.

  • Peanut butter - added a teaspoon of peanut butter right in the middle of the cake so it melted when it was in the microwave.


230 calories (without any toppings or extras)

27 g protein | 5 g carbohydrates | 10 g fats

Base Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 0.5 tsp baking powder

  • 1 scoop protein (30 g)

  • Dash of milk (roughly 4 tablespoons)- enough to make the texture into pancake batter texture

  • 1 tablespoon of almond powder/flour - I am sure you could use coconut flour or normal flour here. I have also done it without flour before and it was OK!

  • 1 drop liquid stevia/ flavor drops (not essential if your protein powder is sweet enough)


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a mug/bowl

  2. Add wet ingredients and mix until ingredients are blended well and consistency is thick but runny like pancake mix.

  3. Microwave for 60 seconds.

So there you have it! super easy - tons of options and a great new stable to add to your healthy recipe ideas.

Please like share and comment on this post and if you have a go then i'd love to see a picture over on Instagram - @pt_imo.

Imogen xxx

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