Baking comes in all forms.
And in all sorts of strange methods.
You may argue, but I maintain that the microwave is a totally legit way of baking. Especially when you’re craving cake at 8am. I have to work – instant gratification is the only option. 🙂
My favorite mug cake is my 150 Calorie Chocolate Protein Cake. It really is like cake, and I normally have it as dessert for my last meal of the day. While you could have it for breakfast, I wanted something
strange fruity in the morning.
The combination of blueberry and thyme has been in my head since I saw it in martini-form on a menu during my Napa Valley trip. That’s right – my breakfast was inspired by a cocktail.
This cake was good on its own… but breakfast calls for syrup. I mixed some sugar-free syrup with cinnamon, thinned it slightly with almond milk, and poured it over my creation. Like a non-pan cake!
I loved the bright, slightly sweet thyme with the blueberries! Berries have been incredible this season – they added a fun burst to this moist (sorry… there’s no other word!) cake.
Blueberry Thyme Protein Cake
- 1 scoop (2T) vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3 T egg whites
- 2 T almond milk
- 1 T sweet potato puree (or mashed banana)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 5-6 drops liquid lemon Stevia
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/4 C blueberries
- Optional topping: additional berries, cinnamon, syrup
Place dry ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
Transfer to a large, greased (I use coconut oil) coffee mug and microwave for 2 mins (may vary depending on your microwave).
Tip the cake out onto a plate and top as desired. My cake was topped with additional berries and a mix of cinnamon and sugar-free syrup
Makes 1 cake.
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I later made this for a snack too. Breakfast, post-lunch dessert… whatever… 😉
Do you have a go-to microwave cake?
Have you combined herbs and fruit? I love rosemary and berries too!