Mug cakes are a delicious and healthy sweets option to stay on track of your weight loss goals. With a low prep time and an easy clean-up, mug cakes are super convenient, making them perfect for busy people trying to keep track of their weight loss goals.
The healthiest mug cakes are packed with protein, a key nutrient for those trying to lose weight. Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN and founder of NutritionStarringYOU, recommends her personal favorite healthy mug cake recipe for a pumpkin chip protein mug cake.
This delicious recipe is a great breakfast option, but it's sweet enough to have for dessert too. Plus, since it is full of protein, it will help jumpstart your metabolism. Harris-Pincus explains the benefits of her pumpkin chip protein mug cake, "It's gluten free, dairy free, and packs 27 grams of filling plant-based protein."
With that in mind, opting for this mug cake will not only help you burn more calories, but will also keep you fuller for longer.
Protein also helps you lose weight by building up your lean body mass. Harris-Pincus explains, "The more lean body mass we have, the more calories we burn."
This mug cake recipe has additional benefits as well, especially when you added to a regular exercise routine. Harris Pincus says, "Enjoying this mug cake can help maintain muscle mass. It also helps you refuel and build muscle after a workout."
What you'll need: vanilla plant-based protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, stevia, almond flour, egg whites, canned pure pumpkin, unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened applesauce, mini chocolate chips
Want to try another mug cake recipe? This chocolate peanut butter protein mug cake recipe from Plan A Healthy Life is also packed with protein and tastes super delicious. Plus, it's gluten-free. Try topping it with some Greek yogurt for an amazing dessert option.