As it turns out, protein powder recipes are one of the main love languages in the MacroEd community, so here’s another one for you. This Protein Mug Brownie is quick, easy, delicious, and packs a whopping 34g of protein. Whip it up in minutes for a quick snack to satisfy your sweets cravings.
My Favorite “Cheat” Dessert
What I love about this recipe (other than chocolate, HELLO!), is that you can stir up a bunch of the mix and have it ready to roll. It’s an amazing cheat dessert that isn’t cheating! The rich, chocolate flavor feels decadent, but it’s packed with protein and low in carbs.
DIY Gift Idea – Mug Brownie Mix
It would also make a GREAT gift for your protein-loving friends. 🎁🎁🎁
I’m picturing the drink mix in a little mason jar with a cute ribbon being just right for a friend who is just getting started on his or her MacroEd journey. 😍
More Mug Cake Flavor Ideas
In addition to the 1st Phorm Level 1 Milk Chocolate protein, here are some others you may want to give a try (omit the cocoa powder if appropriate):
Cinnamon Cookie Batter Level 1 with cinnamon chips (or chocolate, you do you, babe)
Mint Ice Cream Sandwich Level 1 or Chocolate Mint Cookie Phormula 1 (I’d have a hard time not adding a crumbled Andes mint to the top)
Peanut Butter Cup Level 1 with a couple of Reese’s Pieces or a crumbled mini Reese’s Cup
Lemon Meringue Phormula 1 with whipped cream on top (skip the chocolate chips for this one…you won’t need em)
German Chocolate Cake Level 1 (if you’re lucky enough to snag it) with some unsweetened shredded coconut #swoon 😍
Caramel Latte Level 1 with mini chocolate chips (sweet mocha heaven)
Strawberry Milkshake Level 1 with fresh berries and whipped cream
Ice Cream Sandwich Level 1
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- 1 scoop (35g) 1st Phorm Level 1 Chocolate or your favorite chocolate protein powder
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cocoa powder (Hershey’s Special Dark is my AND Dinah’s fave)
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
- ¼ C milk (macros figured for 2%)
- 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- Grease your largest coffee mug or smallest cereal bowl w/ nonstick spray.
- In another bowl, mix protein, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- Then add egg, pumpkin, vanilla, and milk and mix again.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Microwave 1:30-1:45 or until you get your desired doneness (I like a gooey middle)
Gluten Free: All 1st Phorm flavors except Ice Cream Sandwich and Mint Ice Cream Sandwich are GF. Grab one of those and some GF baking powder and you should be in good shape.
Dairy Free: If you can find a dairy free protein powder, sub the milk for a nut milk of your choice, and omit the chocolate chips and whipped cream, yes!
If you make the recipe as-written, feel free to use my math in MFP: MacroEd Mug Brownie
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