Oatmeal mug cake loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chips…for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast, look no further!
Over the years, I have learned that I feel so much better throughout the day if I start with a high protein breakfast. I joined the baked oatmeal trend and have been obsessed with trying different combinations of flavors. It’s no surprise that peanut butter and chocolate was a combo that had to make it on the blog.
This mug cake is loaded with 34 grams of protein and is a hearty (and outrageously delicious) way to start the day! And just for the memories, this mug cake recipe and our chocolate chip cookie version pretty much saved my life after the bike crash. I couldn’t eat normally for so long, and these mug cakes were the perfect way to get loads of protein.
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Choc Chip Mug Cake
These ingredients are so simple and likely ones that you’ll already have at home which is always a winner! This is meant to just be an overview of the ingredients needed. For all the details and full measurements, scroll down to the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Banana: adds moisture and natural sweetness to the cake
- Peanut Butter: adds flavor and protein
- Egg: helps with the structure of the cake and adds more protein
- Oats: go with old fashioned oats or quick oats
- NOTE: Steel cut oats will not work in this recipe
- Protein Powder: we have been using vanilla but I’m sure it would be great with chocolate or peanut butter protein powder too
- Milk: any type of milk will work, use almond milk and make it dairy free!
- Baking Powder: gives the cake some rise and fluffiness
- Salt: enhances all the flavors
- Mini Chocolate Chips: you can mix these in or just sprinkle them on top after baking
- Peanut Butter Chips: totally optional but they are a delicious addition
If you aren’t down with using bananas in your mug cake, here are few ideas for substitutes:
- Apple Butter
- Canned Pumpkin
You’ll want to use about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of these.
Skip the chocolate chips and add a dollop of jam on top. It will be like eating a breakfast pb & j.
Add chopped peanuts for more peanut flavor and added crunch.
Slice up some bananas and add them on top.
Add flaxseeds or chia seeds for even more added nutrition.
Drizzle with caramel or top with a scoop of ice cream. Ok, this may have entered the dessert zone, but it just feels right!
What to Eat with a Mug Cake