What’s better than a dairy free mug cake that’s packed with protein, contains Paleo friendly ingredients and has no added sugar? One with an added boost in nutrition! This Chai, Turmeric & Maca Mug Cake is literally the best, sweet breakfast you could as for. This simple mug cake is high in protein – great for satiating hunger and getting you through the morning. Plus, it incorporates the added health benefits of chai, turmeric and maca.
My simple mug cake recipe contains Nuzest pea protein, a mixture of grain free flours, Paleo baking powder, salt, egg and water. There isn’t any added sugar, yet this low carb mug cake still has a sweet, decadent flavor. Perfectly acceptable for breakfast, snack or a healthy dessert 😉
Best Protein Mug Cake Recipe
I don’t want to play favorites, but this is the BEST Paleo mug cake with added protein that I’ve had to date. It is moist and fluffy, naturally sweet and I feel like I’m adding some nutritional content to my breakfast with the added superfoods (chai, turmeric, maca).
Mug cakes have been my go-to breakfast for well over a year now, so I’ve had plenty of experience in making them. They’re just so convenient (made within minutes) and they happen to be what I crave each morning. Plus, you can easily vary the taste using a different flavored protein powder. Another option is switching up the toppings to keep things interesting.
Mug Cake Toppings
I topped this dairy free Paleo mug cake with sunflower seed butter, shredded coconut, bee pollen and dried black mission figs. My go-to toppings are always either some sort of nut/seed butter or dairy free yogurt and fruit. I often add a few extras like: bee pollen, shredded coconut, or cacao nibs for a slight boost in nutrition.
How To Make a Paleo Protein Mug Cake
Besides the fact that I simply enjoy eating healthy cake for breakfast, mug cakes are extremely easy to make. The convenience factor is by far my number one reason for making a mug cake.
All it takes is a few simple steps. First, mix together all ingredients in a large microwaveable mug or small bowl. Then pop your dish in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes. And lastly, remove the mug cake and add whatever toppings you want.
What Protein Powders Work Best In Mug Cakes
From my experience, Vegan protein powders bake best in the microwave. I don’t recommend substituting with whey protein, as it often makes mug cakes turn out gummy.
I highly recommend Nuzest protein – my current favorite protein powder. It is Paleo, Vegan and allergy friendly…pretty much great for any lifestyle unless you don’t consume pea protein.
If you’re looking for more Paleo Mug Cake Recipes here are a few:
This moist, fluffy, easy to make mug cake is Paleo friendly and low in sugar. Perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast, snack or dessert.
- Combine all ingredients in a large microwavable cup or small bowl and mix well.
- Place in the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.
- Remove from microwave and cool a few minutes.
- Add favorite toppings and EAT!
*This mug cake will work with any of the Nuzest protein powders. I have not tried any other protein powder brands, but substituting with a different Vegan protein powder should yield similar results. Use my affiliate discount code “bakeitpaleo” for 15% off any Nuzest purchase.
Keywords: mug cake, breakfast, no added sugar