Easy Banana Protein Mug Cake

Breakfast, Snacks

An easy, quick fill-you-up snack packed with protein!


I feel like I’m at the grocery store all the time. To be honest though; most of the time it’s just to get more zucchini, sweet potatoes and bananas. I’m bananas for all three.

Btw, completely off topic: have you ever tried Chick fil A’s spicy southwest chicken salad? I’m obsessed. With all the possible toppings it’s 420 calories (plus dressing.) I’m not a huge fan of all the extras, so mine comes out to just around 300 calories + 80 calories for the dressing. And I always toss in roasted sweet potatoes. Not too shabby for getting 34g of protein.

If you know me, once I get hooked on something, it’s all I want. For days. And dayz. Chick fil A I’ll keep ya in business.

OK back to what you are really here for.

This mug cake.


A way to keep myself on track is quick and easy snacks that fill me up. Whether it’s before/after my workout or in the middle of the work day. I need something with substance to keep me going.

I’ll bet that most of you have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

Three simple steps to heaven:

  1. Pour ingredients into large mug.
  2. Mix ingredients.
  3. Microwave.

It is that simple and so satisfying. I typically eat this a few hours before my workout or when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Just look at this.






Easy Banana Protein Mug Cake

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  • Prep Time: 3m
  • Cook Time: 2m
  • Total Time: 5m


  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chip morsals


  1. Spray a large microwave-safe mug with non-stick spray. To the mug add the oats, protein powder, cinnamon, baking soda, egg white and vanilla extract. Mix together well. Add in the mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave on high for 1.5 - 2 minutes, or until set. Mine took just under 2 minutes (75 seconds.) Allow the mug cake to slightly cool before digging in as the cake will be very hot.

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