Rudolph Holiday Protein Mud Cups

The holiday season can often be a time of indulgence. Cookies, pies, and hot chocolate seem to be around every corner, tempting us and our kids. But what if you could enjoy a holiday treat that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also packs a punch of protein?

Say hello to the Rudolph Protein Mud Cup recipe. This chocolatey, microwavable cake is the perfect way to bring a little holiday cheer into your home without wrecking your kid's diet. It’s quick, easy, and adorable to boot! You'll have plenty of time for other holiday activities like decorating the tree or wrapping presents.


For Decoration:

  • Raspberries (for the nose)
  • Chocolate chips (for the eyes)
  • Pretzels (for the antlers)


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
  1. Mix the Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, combine Syrup, egg whites, ground flaxseed, chocolate protein powder, and banana. Mash the banana well and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Prepare the Mug: Spray a large-diameter microwave-safe mug with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Cook: Pour the batter into the prepared mug. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for approximately two minutes.
  4. Unmolding: Carefully turn the mug over onto a plate. The cake should slide out easily.
  5. Decorate: Create your personalized reindeer by adding a raspberry for the nose, chocolate chips for the eyes, and pretzel pieces for the antlers.
  6. Serve: Enjoy your Rudolph Protein Mud Cup immediately!

Customization Ideas
  1. Vegan Option: You can replace egg whites with aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and use our vegan protein powder to make it vegan.
  2. Add More Toppings: Consider adding whipped cream, cinnamon, or even crushed nuts for added flavor and texture.
  3. Fruit Swaps: If you're not a fan of raspberries, a small piece of strawberry, cherry, or even a red M&M could work as Rudolph's nose.
Enjoy this delightful, nutritious holiday treat that keeps both your taste buds and your health in mind!