A sweet lactation treat, our breastfeeding mug cake recipe packs over 26g protein, bakes up fast in your microwave and satisfies your sweet tooth while nursing or pumping. With just eight easy, pantry-ready ingredients, you can have this for breakfast or dessert in under five minutes!
We're all for decadent treats but it's important for breastfeeding moms to get their calories from nutrient-rich sources. We've added enough sugary goodness to this recipe so this mug cake feels like an indulgence - but with over a third of the protein recommended for breastfeeding moms plus 6.5g of fiber, it's still a healthy, totally-worth-it snack. And at just 350 calories, it makes a perfect breakfast when paired with fruit, or dairy-free yogurt.
Lactation cookies are a super-popular choice for moms looking to boost their milk supply naturally - but they're often full of processed sugar and fat, without much protein or other nutrients. And while we can't argue that they taste good, we'd encourage you nursing and pumping moms to place protein top of mind when weighing the pros and cons of the snacks and foods you choose. Need a little help? Read our quick article on some of the differences between our protein powders and traditional lactation cookies.
Microwave Breastfeeding Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips
1 scoop Milk Drunk Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
Grease a microwave safe mug or small bowl with cooking spray and add the protein powder, baking powder, coconut flour, coconut sugar and mix well.
Add the egg and stir into the dry mixture. Add the almond milk and vanilla extract and stir quickly. If batter is too crumbly, continue adding milk until a very thick batter is formed.
Top with chocolate chips and microwave for 60 seconds, or until just cooked in the center. Let cool and enjoy!
Cake for breakfast is always an option, mamas! Try skipping the chocolate chips and topping with dairy-free vanilla yogurt, fresh berries and granola for a filling, protein-rich breastfeeding parfait!
Calories 350, Protein 26.5 grams, Fiber 6.5 grams