This simple pea protein mug cake recipe contains Nuzest pea protein, a mixture of grain free flours, and doesn't contain any added sugar. It's gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly. Meaning, this microwave cake is perfectly acceptable for breakfast, a high-protein snack or a healthy dessert!
Every now and then I like making protein mug cakes for breakfast or a quick snack.
Now, I know microwaves can be controversial, but I own one and I use it here and there. It truly is a convenience!
Besides, I truly love microwave cakes like this pea protein mug cake.
It's packed with protein, making it great for a satiating breakfast or snack. Plus, you only need a handful of ingredients. All of which are gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
This easy protein powder mug cake only requires 6 ingredients. Here's a list of what you need to make it:
- pea protein
- almond flour
- tapioca starch
- paleo baking powder
- yogurt (I used dairy free coconut milk yogurt)
Since this is a pea protein mug cake, I have only tested this recipe with pea protein powder. I used vanilla protein, but any flavor pea protein will work. If you try a different type of protein powder, please let me know how it turns out in the comment section below.
Any variety of yogurt will work in this recipe. To keep this mug cake dairy free, I used coconut yogurt, but have also tried this recipe with almond milk yogurt.
How to Make Protein Mug Cake
This protein cake is super easy to make - all you need is a large microwaveable mug or small bowl, the necessary ingredients, a fork for mixing and a microwave for baking.
- Combine all ingredients in a microwavable mug or bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Place dish in microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Cool, then add favorite toppings and eat.
I will typically eat my protein mug cake in the mug I'm cooking it in, but took it out for this recipe to show you all the texture.
This easy protein powder mug cake is dense, but tender and moist. It's not dry or eggy.
Mug Cake Toppings
I topped this paleo protein mug cake with tahini, frozen blueberries, cinnamon and 100% dark chocolate chips.
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.
What Protein Powders Work Best In Mug Cakes
From my experience, plant based 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 peas.
More Low Sugar Mug Cake Recipes
If you're looking for more Paleo friendly, low sugar microwave cake recipes here are a few:
Pea Protein Mug Cake (Gluten Free)
- Prep Time: 3 min
- Cook Time: 2 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: serves one
This easy protein mug cake recipe is made with pea protein and cooked in the microwave. It's gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
- 3 Tbsp Nuzest Vanilla Protein (23g)*
- 2 Tbsp blanched almond flour (14g)
- 1 Tbsp tapioca starch (7g)
- 1 tsp paleo baking powder
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt)
- 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.
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I love this pea protein mug cake for a quick breakfast or healthy treat. Enjoy!