Mini Chocolate Fudge Protein Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Icing


Mmmm! This cake is chocolatey, fudgey, & yummy!!! With a peanut butter cream icing that is smooth and silky. I can't even describe how delicious this cake is, mainly thanks to Lean Body for Her - their whey protein powders bake phenomenally and the peanut powder is perfect :) Enjoy!

Ingredients

Cake
2/3 cup oat flour
2 Tbsp. cacao powder
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ cup baking stevia or xylitol
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
2 egg whites

Icing
¼ cup low fat cream cheese
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
¼ cup baking stevia or xylitol

Method

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

2.  Place applesauce, egg, and egg whites in a mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add in the remainder of the cake ingredients and whisk together until smooth and well combined.

3.  Pour cake batter into mini cake pan and bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes, or until cake is cooked throughout. Remove from oven and let cool for about 1 hour. Once the cake is cooled, slice it in half horizontally with a serrated knife.

4. To make the icing, heat the cream cheese up in the microwave for 10 seconds. Whisk until smooth then add in the remainder of the icing ingredients. Whisk together until blended then evenly spoon the icing on top of each cake layer. Stack the cake layers on top of each other then slice into 8 even pieces. Add some shaved chocolate, if desired. Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings 
1 serving is 1 slice 

Macros for 1 serving
140 calories, 9g protein, 12.2g carbs, 7g fat, 2g fiber, 2.9g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* You may substitute unsweetened applesauce with plain greek yogurt.
* You may substitute oat flour with whole wheat flour or regular flour.
* You may omit the liquid stevia in the icing if you do not have any. Or you can use another flavor, such as vanilla. If you omit it completely, add a little more stevia to taste.




Orange Dreamsicle Protein Muffins


I am loving these protein packed orange dreamsicle muffins! You can enjoy them at either breakfast or snack time. The macronutrient profile is impressive too, with only 123 calories per and a whopping 10.2g protein per muffin. Now that I think about it, these would also be a great pre or post workout treat :) Enjoy!

Ingredients

Muffins
3 Tbsp. coconut flour
2 Tbsp. granulated stevia
Zest of ½ an orange (or 1 tsp. orange extract)
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt (or applesauce)
2 Tbsp. vanilla or sweet cream coffee creamer (or almond milk)
1 egg

Glaze
3 Tbsp. orange juice


Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 4 silicone cupcake liners on a sheet pan and set aside.  

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, coffee creamer, and egg. Add in the remainder of the muffin ingredients and stir until well combined. Fill each liner about 2/3 full with batter.

3. Bake muffins in the oven for 10-14 minutes. Mix the glaze ingredients together until smooth and drizzle on each muffin, once they cool. Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings
1 serving is 1 muffin with glaze

Macros for 1 mini muffin:
123 calories, 10.2g protein, 8.1g carbs, 3.2g fiber, 6g fat, 2.1g sugar





Blueberry Stuffed Protein Sugar Cookies


These cookies will literally melt in your mouth! They are crumbly with that sweet and buttery flavor of a sugar cookie and a surprise burst of blueberry in the middle. They are highly addicting! I am so glad the recipe makes 6. If you think you'll be a fan, I suggest you double the recipe to make 12 :) Enjoy!

Ingredients

½ cup oat flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or ¼ cup oat flour)
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
¼ cup coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. butter extract
3 Tbsp. liquid coconut oil
1.5 Tbsp. almond milk (or milk of choice)
12 blueberries

Method

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a sheet pan lined with foil with non-stick spray and set aside.

2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together. Add in the extracts, coconutter, and milk to the bowl and stir until mixture comes together and forms a dough. Using your hands, form a ball with the dough and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3. Remove the dough from fridge and take about 3T of dough, roll into a ball, then flatten. Place two blueberries in the center and mold the dough around the blueberries. Repeat this process until 6 stuffed cookies are made.

4. Place stuffed cookies on the sheet pan and bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings
1 serving is 1 stuffed cookie

Cinnamon Roll Protein Muffins


Who else loves cinnamon rolls? If you don't, I want to know your secret. They're warm, gooey, sweet, and make the house smell heavenly. I wanted to make a healthier version in muffin form. Success! I love that the texture of these is a little more dense, much like cinnamon rolls. They have a healthy cinnamon sugar topping and a sweet glaze topping. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Muffins
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. whole-wheat pastry flour (or oat flour)
¼ cup baking stevia (or sweetener of choice)
½ tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
3 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt (or 2T applesauce)
2 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Optional: 1 tsp. butter extract

Cinnamon Sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp. baking stevia (or sweetener of choice)

Sweet Glaze Topping
1 Tbsp. vanilla protein powder
3 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk


Method

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place 4 silicone muffin liners on a sheet pan and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg, coconutter, yogurt, and almond milk until smooth. Add in the remainder of the muffin ingredients and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir together the cinnamon & sugar.

3. Spoon about 2 Tbsp. of muffin batter into each muffin liner. Then sprinkle 1 tsp. of cinnamon sugar in each muffin liner on top of the batter. Lastly, evenly spoon the remainder of the muffin batter among the 4 liners and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Bake the muffins in the oven for 16-20 minutes. Let them cool and make the sweet glaze topping by stirring together protein powder and almond milk. Drizzle on each muffin. Enjoy!

Makes 4 serving
1 serving is 1 muffin with cinnamon sugar and topping

Macros for 1 serving
153 calories, 9g protein, 12.6g carbs, 3.1g fiber, 8g fat, 1.6g sugar