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4-Ingredient, High Protein Apple Pie Mug Cake

Why bother with a lengthy intro? This apple pie mug cake has pie and cake in the title, and you only need four ingredients. What more can be said?

I will add, at least, that the entire recipe is under 300 calories and has 25 grams of protein. If you dig apple pie and simple recipes with tons of protein, you’re in for quite a treat.

Apple Pie Mug Cake Ingredients

As the title says, you’ll only need four ingredients for this mug cake. I found everything except the protein powder at Walmart. If you’re wondering where to find the quick bread mix, you can click here to use Pillsbury’s find a store function for that product (I’ve even got it preloaded for ya).

So what can you do if you can’t find the quick bread mix in store near you? Go check out my Caramel Apple Mug Cake, of course. In the caramel apple recipe, I shared the following graphic about low calorie ice cream:

the best low calorie ice cream

I’m not throwing shade at Halo Top or Eat Enlightened. I’m just saying, there are tons of options for lower calorie ice cream these days. My recommendation for this apple pie mug cake is far and away the Edy’s slow churned vanilla bean. Once you try it, you’ll never want to go back to another ice cream. Seriously, it’s s’scrumptious.

All right, I think that’s about all you need to know for the ingredients. It’s a super simple recipe, as usual. Enjoy!

Yield: 1 Mug Cake

Apple Pie Protein Mug Cake

high protein apple pie mug cake

A lower calorie apple pie fix that’s perfect for smothering in vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  1. Mix the two packets inside the quick bread and muffin mix together in a resealable bag or container.
  2. Mix 1 serving of the quick bread mix and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Microwave for 80-90 seconds or until cooked in the center.
  4. Top with ice cream.


  • Click here to use Pillsbury's find a store function for the quick bread mix (I've even got the product preloaded for ya). 
  • Don't have the quick bread mix near your, go check out my Caramel Apple Mug Cake for a comparable recipe without that product.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 Mug Cake

Amount Per Serving Calories 290Total Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 33gProtein 25g

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A quick and easy recipe for an apple pie mug cake with 25 grams of protein and only 290 calories, leaving you plenty of room to lather it in ice cream.

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