Fun After School Treat: Protein Powder Mug Cake for Kids!

Looking for a quick and easy after-school snack that your kids will love? Look no further than this fun and delicious Protein Powder Mug Cake recipe! This single-serving treat is packed with protein and can be whipped up in minutes in the microwave. Plus, it's a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients for your growing kiddos.

Protein Powder Mug Cake for Kids


  • ¼ cup rolled oats (or gluten-free oats for a gluten-free option)
  • 2 tablespoons Healthy Heights KidzProtein chocolate or vanilla protein powder (whichever your child prefers!)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (optional, for a chocolate flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce (or mashed banana)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • Milk chocolate chips, sprinkles, or chopped nuts (optional, for toppings)


  1. In a large mug (at least 12 ounces), combine the oats, protein powder, cocoa powder (if using), and baking powder.
  2. Stir in the milk, applesauce, and honey or maple syrup (if using) until well combined. The batter should be thick but pourable.
  3. If desired, stir in a few chocolate chips, sprinkles, or chopped nuts.
  4. Microwave on high power for 45-60 seconds, or until the cake is cooked through. The center may be slightly soft, that's okay!
  5. Let cool for a minute or two before digging in. Enjoy warm!


  • Get creative with the toppings! Let your child choose their favorites, like chopped fruit, yogurt, whipped cream, or even mini peanut butter cups.
  • For a fun twist, try using different flavored protein powders like strawberry or birthday cake.
  • Make sure your mug is microwave-safe before using it.
  • Adult supervision is recommended when using a microwave.

Protein Power Benefits

Protein is an essential nutrient for kids, as it helps them grow and develop strong muscles and bones. This Protein Powder Mug Cake is a fun and tasty way to add a little extra protein to their diet.

With this Protein Powder Mug Cake recipe, you can have a delicious and nutritious after-school treat ready in no time! Your kids will love the fun flavors and you'll love knowing they're getting a protein-packed snack.