Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Make This: Breakfast Mug Muffin

Breakfast Mug Muffin
For a while now my breakfasts have been either a smoothie or an Advocare MRS, but winter decided to show up in Illinois this week and cold drinks just weren't cutting it!

Enter this muffin.

It's quick and easy to throw together and it really helps chase away the chill on a cold morning.  I enjoy the taste and texture, but I'm most impressed with the "staying power" it has!  Typically I'm a mid-morning snacker, but yesterday I was presenting at a conference and didn't get hungry 'til around 11:30am.  It's a stick to your ribs sort of muffin!

After pulling the mug from the microwave, I split the muffin open on a plate and add a schmear of sunflower butter which gets all melty and delicious!  I'd be willing to bet some Nutella would be a bangin'...

If you give this recipe a whirl, be sure to come back and let me know what you think!

Breakfast Mug Muffin
Ada[ted from The Preppy Paleo

3 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 banana, mashed
Vanilla protein powder*
Splash of almond milk**
Non-stick spray, I use my Pampered Chef Kitchen Spritzer filled with olive oil.

Combine all ingredients in a greased, microwave safe mug.  Cook on high for two minutes.  The muffin will puff in the microwave, don't be concerned. 

*The protein powder is optional, but I really like it in there!  Using the scoop provided in the powder, I fill it about halfway up.  It's just shy of 1/4 cup.
**Omit milk if not using protein powder.


  1. Ive never had a mug muffin but might try it....I'm wary of the texture tho...

  2. Hmmm - that looks interesting. :) A quick & convenient breakfast is always a bonus!

  3. What a great idea- I've never tried any of the mug recipes, but it definitely sounds like a great option when you only need one of something!

  4. Interesting! Have never tried anything like this. Vanilla protein powder...where does one find that???

    1. I purchase mine at Walmart or Target, it's typically near the pharmacy. Happy hunting!

  5. Ohh this sounds great! Easy to make at work too!

  6. Hubs and I tried this and loved it!!! Happy weekend girl!!

  7. Saw this on today's post and came by to check out the recipe - looks amaze!

  8. THis is right up my alley. I struggle with breakfast! Would you share this with us over at Country Fair Blog Party? We'd be thrilled to have you again!
    Jan @ Tip Garden