Hey there! Guess who made something yummy last night?
Last night, I came home from my road trip with a serious need for some protein (and minimal carbs) before bedtime. Carbs at sleepy time = I’m going to be up all night. Just how it is. So, I threw together a few ingredients that I had on hand (which you might too), and made this delicious cupcake of satisfying goodness. It really is that yummy.
For all of you that need a little extra somethin’ before bedtime (or even while you’re waiting for dinner!), this is a great way to hit the spot when you need it most. Small, simple, and satisfying, this is bound to keep you from stuffing your face with a whole box of Oreos. Not that it’s ever happened around here before.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Keywords: microwave breakfast dessert snack gluten-free low-carb kosher low-sodium nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian high protein
Ingredients (1 Cupcake)
- 1/2 scoop (or 2 Tbsp.) vanilla protein powder
- 2 Tbsp. coconut flour (or flour of choice)
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp. stevia extract
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of sea salt
- 2-4 tbsp. milk (almond-coconut blend ova hurr)
- square of dark chocolate
- scoop of nut butter
- granola (I used Pure Bliss Eats granola)
- maple syrup or agave
- Add protein powder, flour, chia seeds, stevia, and baking powder. Mix.
- Pour in just enough milk to create a dough-like consistency. Add more if necessary. You don’t want the dough to be too tough!
- Grease a mug or bowl with coconut oil (or butter if you’re into that), and pour in batter.
- Microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the top has developed a slight crust.
- Let cool for a minute or so, and top with whatever makes you chipper.
This isn’t really a cupcake. It isn’t even anything close. Let’s be honest here, everything is so much fancier when you give it a cute name, next to something as gross sounding as “cupcake”. If I had called this the Protein Microwave Thing, it wouldn’t be nearly as awesome. Truth? Amen. But if you’d like to make it look more like a cupcake, you can add your own frosting by mixing a couple of tablespoons of protein powder with almond milk, or topping the thing with coconut butter. Yum.
Hungry? Satisfied? Want some dessert but not digging the sugary boxed stuff? Make one of these. You are super welcome. Keep eating clean and sweating dirty.
Your resident Lazy Girl.
How do you satisfy a craving?