Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

Recipe posted in: Tasty Takes on Nutrisystem Meals, Breakfasts, Healthy Sides & Snacks, Snacks & Desserts

A protein shake turns into cake in this healthy dessert recipe that’s ready in minutes. Using just seven wholesome ingredients, we fill up your cup with a nutrient-packed sweet treat that’s diet-approved. Enjoy cinnamon spice and everything nice with our microwavable mug cake recipe that fits into your weight loss menu.

Power up with protein, fiber and probiotics with an easy-to-make cake featuring Vanilla Nutrisystem Protein and Probiotic Shake Mix. Drizzled with a homemade coconut oil-based cinnamon syrup, there is no shortage of flavor in this magnificent mug muffin. Enjoy it as a diet-friendly dessert, sweet snack or balanced breakfast on your Nutrisystem program.

To create this two-minute mug miracle, prep your favorite large coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine vanilla protein powder, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, unsweetened almond milk, egg whites and brown sugar. Carefully pour the batter into your mug and microwave the cake for about two minutes.

While your cake is “baking” in the microwave, whip up the quick cinnamon syrup by combining melted coconut oil, cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl. Pour the cinnamon syrup over your finished mug cake and serve with a spoon.

Tasty tip: Feel free to top your mug cake with a dollop of low-fat or fat-free whipped topping to pump up the flavor factor. Just make sure to count this addition towards your daily Extras. If you’re a chocolate lover, you can easily swap in Chocolate Nutrisystem Protein and Probiotic Shake Mix.

One serving of this Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake contains 248 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem program. The great thing about this recipe is that it only makes one serving and prevents you from overeating. Despite the serving size safety net of mug cakes, it’s still important to keep track of them on your daily menu. The NuMi app makes it easy to stay on top of your daily food, water and exercise throughout your Nutrisystem journey. Click here to quickly log this recipe in the NuMi app. >

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 248

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb


  • Mug Cake
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Nutrisystem Protein and Probiotic Shake Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. brown sugar


  1. Spray a large coffee mug with cooking spray.
  2. Place the mug cake ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into the mug.
  3. Microwave the mug cake for about 2 minutes.
  4. To make the cinnamon syrup, combine melted coconut oil, cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Pour the cinnamon syrup over the mug cake and serve.