So today after lunch, all I wanted was SUGAR. I wanted to eat something unhealthy, but when you are eating sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, and egg free, well, you aren’t left with a lot of options for sugary treats. Here comes my brain wave. I decided that there had to be such thing as gluten free mug cake, so I decided I would just sub out the egg for chia+water, and sub honey for the sugar. Well, I got even luckier than that and found this recipe! It uses VegaOne protein powder, which is added sugar free, and makes it much healthier than just regular old mug cake. Jackpot! I happened to have some here because I used to drink shakes for breakfast when I was in a rush during the school year. I changed a few things, so here is the version I used (regular version is linked at the bottom).
I think I was most impressed with the texture. It actually have a very cakey texture and isn’t grainey or sludgey. I really enjoyed it and will definitely make it again when I am craving something sweet and carby. How can you beat 7 grams of protein and tons of powdered greens (that you can’t even taste) in cake?? Next time I might even top it with No Sugar Added coconut milk “ice cream.” Ooh. Splurge.
If you don’t have Vega powder or are leery about protein powders, I highly recommend it. If you mix with it non-dairy milk and a couple of ice cubes, it’s really tasty as far as protein powders go, and you can’t even tell it’s in this recipe when you eat the cake!
Vegan, processed-sugar free, gluten free mug cake! (Uses VegaOne Protein Powder) (also soy free)
1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 3 tbsp water for 5-10 minutes (egg replacement) OR 1/2 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 tsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp gluten free flour (I used Robin Hood GF blend)
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 scoop Vega Chocolate Protein Powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1-2 tbsp honey/agave/equivalent of stevia. 1 tbsp is very mildly sweet, 2 is more like cake.
1. In a mug you can microwave, combine chia, peanut butter, and melted coconut oil until combined.
2. Mix in protein powder, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
3. Add in milk. Stir until well combined.
4. Microwave for approx 2-3 minutes depending on the power of your microwave. I checked mine every minute or minute and thirty seconds, and it took about 3:30 (but my microwave kept shorting out – I think it’s broken).
If you want to see the original recipe, click here.