Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe

Hangry already or just looking for a quick cake fix? Let’s make peanut butter mug cake to calm the soul and free the mind!

Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMomThe ability to plan, is probably our most prominent skill as a human species. Thinking about the future, outlining different scenarios gives us the advantage to weigh our possibilities and choose the best ever outcome for our needs.

Are we free to make choices?

Or more precisely the needs of our body and more broadly our species.

Our options are heavily constrained by the abilities of our bodies, deeply influenced by its needs and biased by its past experiences.

We like to think that we are free to make our own choices according to our needs but unfortunately those needs don’t always match with our best interests and most of the time, we are not even aware of the real needs that are driving our actions.

Are our thoughts free?

Earthlings evolved to enjoy the moment, survive the day and leave the thinking for tomorrow. Getting an additional thinking, complex to our brain, was a huge boon that propelled our species above all other creature on Earth.

Suddenly, we had the ability to see beyond today, plan for tomorrow and not only survive but thrive.

To have the ability and to use it, is two different things though. We still needed hundreds of thousands of years to fine tune our creative neo-cortex and we have still a long way to go detaching it (if ever possible) from our instinctive primitive brain.

What are primitive thoughts?

Our primitive or also called lizard brain, is still responsible for many of our actions during the day-to-day survival that don’t require extensive thinking, like brush our teeth, get dressed  (for men only), commute or jump out of the way of a stray bike.

Estimates suggest that we hand over the governance of our daily tasks to our lizard brain about a staggering 50 – 80 percent of the time that we spend awake. But going on autopilot for mundane tasks isn’t the only responsibility we like to take off from our mind.

Even though our thinking neo-cortex is more equipped with disentangling mysteries, cracking codes or predicting future events, our primitive brain still likes to keep its hand on the very core of the decision-making process.

Thinking hungry?

Even though we have created ourselves a safe place where, comparing to our past, very little harm can come in our way, we are still in survival mode 24/7. With the slightest sign of danger or just inconvenience, our instincts kick in overwriting all rational thinking, defaulting on basic survival strategies.

Although such instincts can come quite handy when a doll got possessed by the spirit of a serial killer or oversized tomatoes chase us down the street, they prove to be very counterproductive when we try to do a diet and fail to make a meal plan.

Being hungry may seem like a trivia, compared to fighting for our life with teeth and nails, but there is no difference between stress hormones and there is no difference in response to them. Especially because hunger is the number one need any living, or in fact half dead creature, can have.

The Walking Hungry?

Once hunger kicks in, we have no way to take back control from our primitive brain. We turn into thoughtless zombies whose only reason for existence is eating.

What most zombie films get wrong though, is that humans aren’t carnivorous but omnivorous with a strong desire towards carbs. So, if people ever will turn into a zombie, then they most likely flock around sugar factories and wheat mills, not chomping on each others.

Which we do anyways, judging by the egregious amount of refined carbs human population consumes daily.

Luckily, there are ways to avoid turning into a carbs-zombie, however it’s not on the easy side, as we must use the thinking part of our brain.

How to escape carbs-zombie land?

Meal planning is the only way we can keep our hunger level in check and avoid getting lured into the carbs-zombie land. If we can keep our protein level about 1g per each kg of our body weight and spread that out between our meals, we are good to go.

There are times though when all our plans fail. Sometimes it’s because we are forced to make decisions with incomplete information at hand, other times our inexperience makes us wrongly judge a situation, but the results are the same. We end up hungry with an empty fridge but stocked up pantry with all sorts of highly desirable high carbs options and maybe some not so desirable ones.

If we can withstand the temptation and we have peanut butter on one of those shelves then we can save ourselves and probably half of our pantry too.

Why peanut butter mug cake?

Making a peanut butter mug cake can be a lifesaver, not just in emergency cake situations but in every situation when the gremlins are pulling our nerves for some quick high carb food fix. As peanut isn’t particularly high in carbs (not low either), its high in protein.

Apparently, high protein foods hold the key to the door out of carbs-zombie land. Once we have enough protein to maintain our body, we are free to do anything we like, even dream about the future.

Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old School – Flour

  • 3 tablespoon / 60g Peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon / 20g Flour
  • ½ tablespoon / 5g Honey or sweetener of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon / 1g Baking powder
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • ½ teaspoon / 1.25ml Vanilla
  • Optional
    • 1 tablespoon Chocolate chips

New School – Keto

  • 2 tablespoons / 40g Peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon / 3g Sweetener of choice to taste (Truvia)
  • 1 medium / 50g Egg

How to make Peanut butter mug cake

Old School – Flour

  1. In a microwave safe mug, combine peanut butter, flour, honey or sweetener of choice, baking powder, milk, vanilla extract. Add optional chocolate chips too.Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Put the mug into the microwave oven’s highest setting for about 2 minutes.Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Let it cool.Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

New School – Keto

  1. In a microwave safe mug mix peanut butter, sweetener and egg.Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Put the mug into the microwave oven’s highest setting for about 2 minutes.Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

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Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe

Hangry already or just looking for a quick cake fix? Let's make peanut butter mug cake to calm the soul and free the mind!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 251kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Old School - Flour
  • 3 tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • ½ tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • Optional
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate chips
New School - Keto
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Sweetener of choice to taste Truvia
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Old School - Flour

  • In a microwave safe mug, combine peanut butter, flour, honey or sweetener of choice, baking powder, milk, vanilla extract. Add optional chocolate chips too.
    Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the mug into the microwave oven's highest setting for about 2 minutes.
    Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Let it cool.
    Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

New School - Keto

  • In a microwave safe mug mix peanut butter, sweetener and egg.
    Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the mug into the microwave oven's highest setting for about 2 minutes.
    Peanut butter mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!
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New School - Keto

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 251kcal (13%) | Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) | Protein: 14g (28%) | Fat: 20g (31%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg (55%) | Sodium: 209mg (9%) | Potassium: 268mg (8%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 238IU (5%) | Calcium: 38mg (4%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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