Mug Cakes: The Office Kitchen

The Office Kitchen is a new series documenting some of the snacks that I make in the office to keep my body going. I like to keep things interesting and find ways to hack together some favorite snacks and meals using the few utensils and appliances available to me.

I love me a good snack. I eat maybe 6-7 times a day. Sometimes, this is far too much and I need to curb the amounts that I eat. I’m going to be honest here because the struggle is actually real: sometimes, I just feel like stuffing my face.

My method of curbing my enthusiasm is to create snacks that balance the protein to carb ratio, usually incorporating an egg to give me my fats and protein and a whole grain carbohydrate to refuel and provide my muscles with the fuel they need to recover.

The fastest way that I could think to get that combination into my system was boiled eggs or yogurt and fruit – a great, tasty way to snack. Every now and then, though, I feel like being more creative.

For this series, I’ll list out the equipment that I use so that you can determine whether it’s a feasible solution for your office/work environment.

Sometimes, all we have is a microwave. That is no excuse! Ask anyone with a sense of smell in my office whether the microwave can make a delicious snack. They’ll confirm it for you. I’ve been “voted off the island” for generating mouth-watering smells from the microwave at 3pm many times. Sorry, guys. I need to eat!

This recipe is a tried and true way to get an egg into your arvo (Australian for afternoon) but not have to eat… an egg, y’know?

It’ll give you some good whole carbs and a serve of fruit for their vitamin and micronutrient content and, really, it just tastes damn good.

The simplicity is in the one-vessel prep and cook. This is really as easy as it gets and you’ll be the envy of the whole office while filling you up with something incredibly satisfying yet healthful.

Actual office prep pics below mixed in with a prettier home version:

Mug Cakes: The Office Kitchen Series
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a mug.
  2. Nuke for up to 3 minutes.
Notes

If you want to be fancy, add fruit and cinnamon/spice to a mug and nuke for 1 min. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a different mug then carefully spoon into the first mug. Nuke for 2 minutes et voila, instant upside down cake!

Nutrition
Serves: 1 cake
Calories Per Serve: 195kcal
Macros
Protein: 11g
Carbs: 26g
Fat: 10g
Protein: 11g Carbs: 26g Fat: 10g
Micros
Calcium 11% Sodium 1273mg
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 7%
Iron 21% Potassium 33mg
Others
Dietary Fiber 14g Sugars 10g
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Mug Cakes: The Office Kitchen Series
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cake
The easiest one cup prep-and-cook snack to get you through the 3pm slump and ready for your evening workout!

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Ingredients

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Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a mug.
  2. Nuke for up to 3 minutes.
Notes

If you want to be fancy, add fruit and cinnamon/spice to a mug and nuke for 1 min. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a different mug then carefully spoon into the first mug. Nuke for 2 minutes et voila, instant upside down cake!

Nutrition
Serves: 1 cake
Calories Per Serve: 195kcal
Macros
Protein: 11g
Carbs: 26g
Fat: 10g
Protein: 11g Carbs: 26g Fat: 10g
Micros
Calcium 11% Sodium 1273mg
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 7%
Iron 21% Potassium 33mg
Others
Dietary Fiber 14g Sugars 10g
Did you make this recipe?
Tag @RecipesBySALT and use hashtag #RecipesBySALT so that I can feature you!
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