Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

Recipe posted in: Nutrisystem Food Hacks, Breakfasts, Breakfasts, Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Snacks & Desserts, Snacks, Desserts

A protein shake turns into cinnamon 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. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll in a mug! Enjoy cinnamon spice and everything nice with our microwavable mug cake recipe that fits into your weight loss menu as a healthy breakfast or snack idea.

Power up with protein and fiber with an easy-to-make cinnamon cake featuring Vanilla Nutrisystem 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 idea or balanced breakfast on your Nutrisystem plan.

How to Make a Healthy Mug Cake

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 cinnamon cake for about two minutes.

While your cinnamon 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 Shake Mix.

Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake Nutrition Facts

The great thing about this cake recipe is that it only makes one serving and prevents you from overeating. It contains 248 calories and counts as PowerFuel and one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan.

More Healthy Cakes and Sweet Treats

Still hungry? Grab your favorite mug and whip up these other sweet treats!:

Looking for more healthy cinnamon recipes? Check out our Sweet Cinnamon Latte and Cinnamon Apple Parfait!

If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand to make this magnificent mug cake, Nutrisystem is here to help! We’ve got plenty of sweet treats that are ready in seconds. We even deliver them directly to your door. Get started Nutrisystem today!

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 248

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb


  • Mug Cake
  • 1 serving Nutrisystem Vanilla Protein Shake Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • ¹/₈ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¹⁄₃ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. egg whites
  • ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ¹/₈ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ 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.
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