Friday, May 11, 2012

Cinnamon Bun Protein Cake, Sugar/Wheat Free

I came across this recipe a few weeks ago and meant to make it right away... not sure what happened to get in the way of that.  But I did make it earlier this week, finally, and I am so glad that I did.  I will be making it again and again!

We will be running our first half marathon on Sunday, May 13th, and this week, leading up to it, I wanted to make sure we are eating healthy snacks and desserts.

To make the ground oats, I pureed quick oats in the blender and that worked very nicely.  I also used vanilla flavored Almond Breeze, and vanilla flavored fat free yogurt in the mix.  I also used an unsweetend vanilla protein powder.  Sounds like a lot of vanilla, but it was fine!  Actually, I might add a dash of vanilla to the mix if all the ingredients were plain!

It smelled so good while it baking and when  it came out of the oven it was hard to wait for it to cool a bit before slicing it and digging in!

I checked with Kris, who blogs at I Heart Wellness, and she gave me permission to share the recipe with you here. I hope you will give it a try... I will be checking out some of Kris's other great ideas soon!


Cinnamon Bun Protein Cake
  • 6 packs Stevia
  • 3-1/2 Tbs (1 scoop) vanilla protein powder
  • 1-1/2 cups ground oats
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 Tbs plain greek yogurt
  • and topped it off with 2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp powdered Stevia mixed together
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and whisk together! 
  3. Sprinkle the extra cinnnamon and Stevia over the top of the batter.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in a pan coated with a non-stick spray. 
I decided to cut the cake into 8 wedges, and will share the N.I. as I made it:

Per serving of 1/8th of whole cake.
Weight Watchers P+ = 3.
Calories 96; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 12g; Fat 3g; Fibre 2g.

Mix the oat flour, baking powder, Stevia, cinnamon, and protein powder together in a large bowl. 

Mix the Almond Breeze with eggs and yogurt.

In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and Stevia together for topping. 

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. 

Pour the batter into a prepared pan and sprinkle the cinnamon/Stevia mixture over the top before putting into preheated oven.

I baked this cake for 30 minutes and then let it cool a few minutes before cutting it into 8 wedges. 

Serve with yogurt and fruit for dessert... 

or breakfast, or just a snack.


  1. Good luck at your race this weekend!!! Have a great time! The recipe looks yummy of course.

  2. This looks delicious. I definitely need to try baking this one day. With a recipe this healthy, you can have your cake and eat it too.

  3. This looks fantastic!! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. I'm going to try this soon. Thanks!


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