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high protein cherry chocolate vegan mug brownie recipe

High Protein Cherry Chocolate Vegan Mug Brownie

A 5-ingredient protein brownie made with frozen cherries, vegan protein and cocoa powder, and coconut flour. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mug brownie, protein brownie, vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 158 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1/2 C (70g) Frozen Pitted Dark Sweet Cherries
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 3/4 scoop (21g) PEScience Select Vegan Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp (3g) Coconut Flour


  1. Add the cherries to a mug or small bowl and microwave for 60 seconds.

    vegan mug brownie step 1
  2. Add the apple sauce. Stir well. 

    vegan mug brownie step 3
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the mug and stir until everything is evenly mixed. Some small chunks of cherries should remain. (A rubber spatula makes easy work of this.)

    vegan mug brownie step 4 dry ingredients
  4. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the bottom of the mug. If you want to remove the brownie from the mug after, you can transfer the batter to a second mug or bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 

    vegan mug brownie step 5 before microwaving
  5. Microwave for 60-75 seconds or until the center looks nearly cooked. It's better to undercook than overcook with protein brownies. 

  6. Top with additional cherries, dairy free whipped cream, or other toppings, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

  • If you're using fresh cherries, you may want to add a teaspoon of honey or some type of liquid to hydrate the brownie batter (as needed). 
  • For a whey or casein protein powder, start with half the apple sauce and add as needed to avoid over hydrating the brownie batter.
  • For cherry and apple sauce substitutions, see the post above.