Happy Sunday!! I am especially happy to have been able to spend so much time with both of our families for the Holidays. Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with my in-laws was the perfect combination of love, laughter, and cheer and I so enjoyed the much-needed R&R over the last few days.
I also enjoyed the comfort and convenience of my mom's kitchen and the downtime to experiment with a new meal in minutes. This week's delicious meal is made and ready in under five minutes, is full of protein, and tastes just like a mini chocolate and peanut butter cake!
This week's Meal Made in Minutes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
Now, you may have seen some great recipes for Mug Cakes out there, but this one is a must-try! Made with 4 main wholefood ingredients and takes 90 seconds to "bake"!
- 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (BiPro Instant Whey)
- 2tbsp. PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
- 3 tbsp. Liquid egg whites (or 1 whole egg) (Eggland's Best)
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (Silk, Unsweetened Vanilla)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp. natural sweetener (optional) (Stevie in the Raw)
- 2 tbsp. PB2 + 1 tbsp. water (to make the peanut butter "frosting")
- Pour all ingredients (except for the last 2 tbsp. of PB2 + 1 tbsp. water) into a medium bowl and mix well.
- Spray a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick spray (this is a must to prevent the "cake" from sticking to the mug).
- Microwave the mug cake on high for 30 seconds (keep your eye on the cake to make sure it doesn't expand over the mug).
- Repeat- "bake" for another 30 seconds and check the cake. You want the cake to be completely cooked through, but not over done. (I baked mine for a total of 90 seconds, but microwaves may vary).
- Carefully remove the cake from the mug and place it on a serving plate.
- Let the cake cool a little and prepare the PB2 "frosting" by mixing 2 tbsp. PB2 with 1 tbsp. water. Pour "frosting" on top of the cake and enjoy!
Serve your cake with a side of fruit for a balanced breakfast with lean protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates! The cake alone is packed with protein to fuel you for the rest of the day ahead. Just look at the nutrition profile for this delicious meal (made with egg whites).
That's all there is to it, my friends. This recipe is as easy as pie (.... or a piece of cake, if you will) and you won't be disappointed by the delicious chocolate and peanut butter combination.
So happy "baking" my friends and have a great last week of 2015!!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!