Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake

Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake

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This delicious caramel apple protein mug cake has 18 grams of protein and fewer than 200 calories. Leaving you plenty of room to add a bit of ice cream or other toppings. You’ll never know you’re eating a high protein treat.

That’s great and all, but the best thing about this protein mug cake has to be how easy it is to make. Don’t believe me? Check out this video from my microwavable double chocolate banana bread to see how simple these microwavable mug cake and brownies really are.

Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake Ingredients

The ingredient list is a short one. I’ve included pictures of the apple pie filling, which I’ve found at both Walmart and Kroger. The most common brand I come across is Comstock.

As for the caramel syrup, I used Walden Farms. You could use any sugar-free or lower calorie caramel syrup, however.

The Protein Powder I Used for This Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake

You can use any protein you’d like, but I usually go with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and/or Dymatize’s Whey or Elite XT blended protein. They’re reputable brands that have been around forever.

The macros in both recipes are with Gold Standard Whey. 

If you’d like to learn more about the different types of whey protein and how to find the best value for protein, read this article.

An Unbiased Look at the Best Low Calorie Ice Cream

I’ll leave you with a final tip for your caramel apple protein mug cake. The mug cake by itself is amazing, but you can really put it over the top with a scoop of ice cream. While I don’t have any qualms with the more expensive brands like Halo Top and Enlightened, many others are now coming out with the healthy or low calorie ice creams. Below you’ll find a few alternatives that are close in calories to some of the higher priced options.

the best healthy ice creams

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Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake

A super tasty mug cake that's ready in 5 minutes or less.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword mug cake
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Mug Cake
Calories 195 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (13g) Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 3/4 scoop (24g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1/3 C (85g) Sugar Free Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/4 C (60g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Walden Farms Caramel Syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 75-90 seconds. (Using your mixing utensil or a knife, you'll probably want to cut the apple slices in the pie filling in half.)

  2. Depending on the size of your bowl, you may have to finish the last 15-20 seconds in 5-second intervals to avoid overflow. The center should still be slightly moist but cooked.

  3. If your cake sticks to the bowl, you may try mixing the cake in a bowl and transferring the batter to a separate bowl you've sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before going in the microwave.

  4. Top with a bit more caramel syrup, low-calorie ice cream, fat-free whipped topping, or other toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

  • One mug cake has 5 Smart Points.
  • If your cake is too dry, you can try adding a bit more apple sauce, reducing the cook time, or reducing the protein to 1/2 scoop. 
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Protein Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Mug Cake)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

While you’re here, you should totes check out a few more of my microwavable protein brownie recipes.

This caramel apple protein mug cake has a prep time under 5 minutes, 18 grams of protein, and fewer than 200 calories. The ingredient list is short and sweet, pun intended. Top it with a bit of fat-free whipped cream or low calorie ice cream, and you'll be in love.

This caramel apple protein mug cake has a prep time under 5 minutes, 18 grams of protein, and fewer than 200 calories. The ingredient list is short and sweet, pun intended. Top it with a bit of fat-free whipped cream or low calorie ice cream, and you'll be in love.


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