It’s taken me a while, but I finally tried powdered peanut butter! PB2 is the brand, and the appeal is that it is a powdered form of peanut butter, with most of the fat removed. This decreases the calorie and fat count per serving, which is ideal when you want peanut butter flavor, but don’t want all that comes with it. As a disclaimer, however, I will say that good fats are good! In the same day I made and ate this cake, I also had a huge handful of actual peanuts. With fat. And salt. And they were delicious; along with plenty of other healthy fat servings. You should know by now that eating fats will not make you fat. In fact, getting the proper amount of fats in your daily intake will make you feel fuller, stronger, and can help lead to weight loss/maintenance.
So if you give PB2 or any other powdered variety a try, don’t forget to add fats to your diet in other ways and meals. This fun, quick and tasty single-serving cake is perfect for when you’re craving something chocolatey and delicious. It requires simple ingredients, takes only a few minutes to make, and is sure to satisfy your cravings, day or night! I followed Katie’s recipe with a few minor changes. Let me know how it works out for you!
Grain Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake, adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
- 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter (PB2)
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp honey (or one packet stevia if you’re strictly vegan)
- 2 tbsp mashed banana (or applesauce, or oil of choice)
- 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together very well. Add the wet ingredients, and stir until completely combined – you don’t want chunks of cocoa powder!
Grease a 1-cup ramekin or a coffee mug and pour in the cake batter. Top with chocolate chips if using. Bake in the microwave for 90 seconds. Carefully remove (it’s hot!) and let stand for a couple minutes to set. Dig in while it’s still warm, though, as the center will have a slight gooey quality 🙂
Eat it as is, or top with some jam, peanut butter, chocolate chips, or your favorite frosting.
What recipe satisfies YOUR late-night cravings?