She ain’t the prettiest thing, but this chocolate-banana ‘cake’ is absolutely delicious. Better yet, no flour, oil, butter, or refined sugars are involved and neither are a lot of carbs (yet it’s extremely filling and quick & easy to make).
All in a mug and cooked in the microwave, here’s my simple 5 minute chocolate-version of the peanut butter cakes I showed you guys last (last) month.
- 1 ripe banana (use dem mushy bananas you don’t want to eat straight up, don’t worry about minor bruises, you won’t taste them)
- 1 egg
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup oats
- 4 tablespoons Milo (this will give us that chocolate-y taste)
- 2 pinches of cinnamon (optional)
- Nuts, crushed into small pieces (I used peanuts, but you can use any kind. Optional, but makes the ‘cake’ so much better)
Just like last time we’re going to dice the banana into a mug (you’ll want a big mug, cause these babies are going to rise) and using a fork, turn the banana into mush. Crack in an egg and lightly mix together (don’t stir for too long or too vigorously otherwise too much air will incorporate and your ‘cake’ will shoot up in the microwave).
Dump the protein powder, Milo, and cinnamon in the mug and fold in until nothing is in powder form and everything is incorporated nicely.
Finally, add in the oats and however many nuts you’d like and mix.
Sit your mug on top of a plate (to catch anything that overflows) and pop it in a microwave. Heat for three 30 second bursts, then ten second bursts after that until cooked (you’ll know its cooked when it no longer sticks to the sides of the mug)
Take out of the microwave and enjoy straight from the mug (or the plate :3)!