Egg-less chocolate protein mug cake

17 Apr

 

I feel like I haven’t had any time to write this week! It’s been an emotional and trying week- from the sadness of the bombings in Boston to the hectic and stressful school days filled with NYS testing.

I hope the rest of the week will be looking up- tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY….and I have a three day weekend! I wanted to share something I whipped up the past couple of night for my late night snack.

There are A TON of chocolate protein mug cake recipes on the web- I know because I searched it- yet most of them contain egg. I spent a good chunk of time trying to search for one that didn’t have egg in it. I don’t know about anyone else, but I spend $4 a carton on high quality, organic cage free eggs and I really didn’t feel like wasting a couple of eggs for “1/4 cup egg white” that most of the recipes called for. After searching for some time I just decided to wing it. I made it two nights in a row and it was yummy both nights!

Egg-less chocolate protein mug cake

1/2 a banana, mashed

1/2 of a scoop of chocolate protein powder

1 tbsp coconut flour

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp milk

1 tbsp water (as needed)

1 packet of stevia

Optional add ins: chocolate chips, strawberries, unsweetened coconut, chocolate syrup…the list goes on.

I mashed up the banana really well in a bowl, and then added all the dry ingredients. I mixed it really well, then added the milk and water as needed. I threw in a couple of chocolate chips and put it into a coffee mug spayed with non-stick sprayed.

Mine cooked in about two minutes. My microwave’s pretty weak though. Try doing it for a minute first and cook as needed. Then top with more goodies.

Egg- less chocolate protein mug cake

 

 

Other highlights of my week:

Banana soft serve with yummy toppings

Banana soft serve

And a special delivery from Larabar!!! I’m so excited to try these….Review to come…

Larabar delivery

 

For awhile when I was doing Whole 30 I cut out my late night snack, but I always found myself looking forward to it, so I decided to add it back in. I don’t know why but when I get in my head that I am going to have a snack it gives me something to look forward to. I don’t know what makes it so different than having something right after dinner. I think I need to learn more about eating when I am actually hungry, and not just a habit. Oh well, I will keep trying and eventually learn.

Do you eat a snack after dinner?

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11 Responses to “Egg-less chocolate protein mug cake”

  1. quartercenturysouthernliving April 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Have a wonderful birthday!! 🙂

  2. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed April 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I love banana soft serve and Lara bars, yum!

    Happy Bday 😀

  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 18, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow!!

    I always have a yoghurt bowl or some kind of snack post dinner.

    This cake looks yum!

  4. di @ life of di. April 18, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday 🙂 And yes, I always have some kind of snack after dinner. I can’t not 🙂 Usually popcorn, a bowl of cereal or, unfortunately, a little binge of almond butter…oops!

  5. Andrea @ Andrea out loud! April 18, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    happy birthday! (tomorrow!)
    and i almost always eat a snack after dinner. usually about 3 hours after dinner i start feeling super hungry and will eat some toast or half an english muffin with PB and a little jam!

  6. olivetorun April 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Are you still doing the whole 30? How was/is it? I’m considering giving it a try in May.

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes April 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      No, I fell off the wagon. I think I am going to start up again soon though, or at least try to do my own version of it. I can’t be 100% complaint for 30 straight days because it causes me too much anxiety.

      • olivetorun April 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

        I may need to check it out.

  7. Brittany April 20, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Happy belated birthday!!! I sometimes have a snack after dinner, but I like to eat my dinner earlier in the day!

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    checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the
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