1 Minute Protein Breakfast Cake

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Topped with berries

An easy breakfast recipe that you can make quickly when needed in the morning. It also keeps well in the refrigerator, so you can even ahead of time if you want to. It tastes so good, it really qualifies for dessert, but its macros make it an ideal pre-workout breakfast!

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Topped with banana coins, PB2, and clutch protein mix

I make 5 or 6 in a row on Sunday evenings and keep them in the fridge in Tupperware. They are ready for the week to grab and go. Top them with fruit, greek yogurt, PB2, FluffButter, almond/peanut butter, granola, sugar-free maple syrup, etc.

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Topped with peaches and sugar-free maple syrup

1 Minute Protein Breakfast Cake


Banana Version (using vegetable or vegan protein):

Macros (without topping) 175 calories/1g fat/20.3 carb/20.5 pro

Pumpkin Version (using whey):

  • 28g/1oz canned pumpkin (keeps the whey from drying it out better than banana or apple sauce)
  • 12g (1/3 scoop) Whey (I used Cellucor cinnamon swirl and molten chocolate in the ones pictured―you can use 1/2 scoop if you want more protein)
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
  • heaping 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Splenda or stevia to taste

Macros (without topping, using 1/3 scoop protein) 140 calorie/<1g fat/8.2 carb/23g pro


1/ Pulse everything in your blender briefly.
2/ Spray a LARGE microwave safe bowl or mug with cooking spray and microwave for about 60 seconds, or until Just set. It will puff up quite a bit then will sink back down after it sits. (That’s why I say to use a LARGE bowl!)


Reader question: What would you top yours with?

| Kaci

7 Comments Add yours

  1. mmmm this looks like such a quick and easy breafast! i LOVE cake for breakfast!

  2. Yes! Cake always=good …but cake for breakfast―guilt free AND fast―makes me super happy 🙂

  3. Cake for breakfast – ALWAYS a winner in my book!

    1. Yes! As an added bonus, if I call it “brinner,” it is then totally legit for me to eat cake for dinner! 😉

  4. cookiesnchem says:

    Amazing! I would top this with cinnamon-maple yogurt, crushed nuts, and a big smear of almond butter. Maybe some coconut and chocolate chips, too. Can never have too much of that! Or maybe some berries, since I always go crazy with toppings.

    1. Those sound like some great combos! I am in agreement with you…I just don’t believe there’s such a thing as too many toppings!

      1. cookiesnchem says:

        Right?! Sometimes (okay, all the time) my oatmeal has SO MUCH topping that you can hardly see there’s oatmeal under there. 🙂

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