Strawberry White Chocolate Protein Cake


I was initially going to make a breakfast bread with this recipe. But shoot. I wanted cake! I tweaked the recipe a bit so I could make a cake. Strawberry + white chocolate = heaven! This is a sweet treat you won't regret making. Plus, the white chocolate drizzle makes everything better. Enjoy.

Ingredients

1 cup oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
¼ cup Vitacost coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
1 large egg
2 Tbsp. Vitacost liquid coconut oil (or unsweetened applesauce)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup diced strawberries

Optional Toppings: sliced strawberries and melted white chocolate chips

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 6” cake pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together flours, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, yogurt, egg, oil, vinegar, and extract and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir. Add in the strawberries and white chocolate chips and stir until well combined.

3. Pour batter into the cake pan and bake in the oven for 30-34 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center of cake. Let cool for 1 hour then cut into 8 even slices. Add optional toppings, if desired. Serve immediately and store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Makes 8 servings
1 serving is 1 slice of cake

Macros for 1 serving
182 calories, 8g protein, 20.5g carbs, 8.1g fat, 7.9g sugar, 2.2g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* You can double the recipe to make a standard sized cake.




Mini Strawberry Banana Protein Bread


Ingredients

¼ Tbsp. coconut flour
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. almond meal flour
2 Tbsp. baking stevia (or sweetener of choice)
¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
2 egg whites
¼ banana, mashed
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup strawberries, chopped

Optional Toppings: melted white chocolate, almond butter, honey

Method

1. Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Add egg whites, banana, and milk to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
3. Add the remainder of ingredients to bowl and stir until well combined. 
4. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth down.
5. Bake in the oven for 36-40 minutes or until the middle is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
6. Cut into 6 even slices and add toppings, if desired.

Makes 6 servings
1 serving is 1 slice

Macros for 1 slice
95 calories, 7.4g protein, 7.3g carbs, 4.5g fat, 3.4g fiber, 2g sugar


Vanilla Cornmeal Protein Pancakes


I know. Cornmeal? It kinda of sounds weird. But trust me on this one. It reminds me of that sweet, delectable cornbread that almost tastes like a cake. They're thick, fluffy, sweet, and pack on just the right amount of cornmeal to make you smile. I am moving today, so I made these yesterday with some ingredients I had not packed yet. I love doing that. Not writing out a recipe and just seeing where the ingredients take me. Needless to say, these were a pleasant surprise. Emjoy!

Ingredients

1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or oat flour)
2 tsp. sucanat (or coconut sugar)
¼ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 whole egg
¼ cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

Method

1. Whisk together vanilla extract, egg, and milk.
2. Add in remainder of pancake ingredients and stir until smooth.
3. Heat a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Spray skillet with cooking spray.
4. Spoon about 3 Tbsp. pancake batter onto skillet and cook until golden brown on each side.  Make 5 pancakes total.
4. Let pancakes cook and finish off with desired toppings.
* I topped mine with cinnamon roll coconut butter, mandarin orange segments, white chocolate chips, vanilla quark yogurt, and sprinkles.


Chocolate Cherry Oat Protein Pancakes


Ingredients

½ cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp. coconut flour (or 3T oat flour)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 whole egg
5 Tbsp. almond milk (or milk of choice)
2 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt
¼ cup frozen cherries, sliced

Optional Toppings: chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, almond butter

Method

1. Whisk together egg white, milk, & yogurt in a bowl until smooth.
2. Stir in the remainder of the ingredients, except cherries, until well combined.
3. Heat a skillet on the stovetop over medium head. Coat skillet with cooking spray or coconut oil and spoon about 3 tbsp. of pancake batter onto skillet. Flatten down with the back of a spoon.
4. Cook for about 2-4 minutes on each side. Repeat this process until 4 pancakes are made.
5. Serve immediately with sliced cherries and toppings, if desired. Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving
1 serving is 5 (3”) pancakes with cherries

Macros for 1 serving
409 calories, 31.5g protein, 51.3g carbs (38.9 net carbs), 10.5g fat, 12.6g sugar, 12.4g fiber