These make a delicious breakfast or snack option – being high in protein and fibre yet low in sugar they are ideal to kick start your day or as a post workout treat. I steamed these little cakes but you could microwave them or bake them in the oven if preferred.

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake


Serves 3

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


What’s Good About It?

Almond flour is a wonderful low carb, high fibre flour to use in baking. It has a low glycemic index and provides healthy monounsaturated fats.


  1. Lightly grease 3 ramekins or small heatproof mugs.
  2. Simply place all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and process until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips
  3. Spoon the batter into the ramekins and top with a few extra chocolate chips if wished.
  4. Steam the puddings for 15 minutes. Alternatively microwave for 2 minutes – the time will depend on your microwave. You can also bake these in an oven 180C, for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with a little melted chocolate drizzled on top.


Did You Know?

For a gooey chocolate centre instead of the chocolate chips place a square of dark chocolate into the centre of each pudding before cooking.

3 large eggs

40g unsalted Butter or dairy free spread

1tsp Vanilla Extract

90g almond flour

30g xylitol or erythritol

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1tsp baking powder

30g chocolate chips