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Monday, July 20, 2015

PB&J Cake for Breakfast? Oh yes.


You know I'm a sweets kind of girl. I'm a pretty healthy eater though, so I love experimenting to create things that satisfy my love for sweets without sacrificing healthy eating as much as I can. Last week I had a protein smoothie on the menu for breakfast but for some reason I just wasn't feeling it. So, I took the same ingredients, added my baking powder and made it a big ol' piece of breakfast cake that was heavenly. It was so good that I had to recreate it 2 days later to eat, and blog about of course. 

I make single serving protein cakes/brownies all the time with different flavors of protein and ingredients. Chocolate peanut butter is my go to. It's an awesome way to get high protein, low carb and you really feel like you're being oh so naughty, but you aren't! You have to have a good tasting quality protein or else it's underwhelming, but with a good protein powder, they are seriously delicious... I'm going to list the ingredients below that I used for this one, but use any amount or variation you prefer. The base of a standard "Protein Brownie" consists of 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 c milk, 1 tsp baking powder, microwave for 40 sec. Toppings of your choice. 

Breakfast Protein Cake
Crappy images are a result of 6 am bad lighting... ;)

PB&J Protein Cake

Ingredients:
1/4 C frozen berries
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp flax
1 tsp chia
1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
Pinch of Stevia *not pictured

What I did:
I microwaved the berries for 15 seconds.  Added the protein powder, chia, flax, baking powder, pinch of stevia and almond milk in the bowl, stir until creamy. Microwave for 30 seconds, let sit a few seconds and microwave for another 30 seconds. As you can see, it grows while cooking in the microwave so you just don't want it to overflow. Remove & drizzle your peanut butter on top. Devour that cake! 

Macros for exactly what I used:
Calories 226 / Fat 7g / Carb 14g / Protein 28g / Fiber 7g

Can't beat those macros for a breakfast cake the size of your face & packed with protein! It's gluten free too, if you were curious. 

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41 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing! And bonus that its actually healthy too, usually things that taste great are not overly healthy for you! Love this!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. wow that sounds almost terrible for you but it's clearly not! a good protein powder is key too for sure. i have a yummy vanilla one that is fairly organic as i cannot have anything with whey. i'll have to try it! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  3. this sounds delish and I'm sure wouldn't last more than 5 minutes in our house!!!!

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  4. I showed my husband this on our ride into work this morning and all he said was mmmmm that looks tasty! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. This sounds so awesome!!! I have been making coconut flour muffins for the last several weeks and could use a good change up. I will have to try this!!

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  6. Ooh cool. I wonder if I could leave out the flax, because girl....it does something cruel to me.

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  7. That's interesting... I've never had PB&J so this makes me a little nervous.
    I know. I'm weird.

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  8. That looks amazing! I've always been a little nervous about buying protein powder because usually it comes in a huge container and what if I don't like it? It feels like too much of a commitment to me. estherdavison@gmail.com

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  9. I could get down with PB&J cake for breakfast ;) This sounds delicious!

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  10. This would be great for Chris because he is allergic to eggs. Crazy, I know!! Thanks for sharing lady and I hope that you had a nice weekend!! :-)

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  11. this sounds amazing actually. who would say no to cake for breakfast?

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  12. Ummmmmmm that looks so good! I am not a big breakfast person so in order for me to get something down it needs to be very yummy and that totally fits the bill!

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  13. Oo yummy that looks so good! I might need to try this!

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  14. This sounds yummy and I love that it's healthy for you! xo

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  15. Holy deliciousness! I'm totally craving this now, and bonus points for it being healthy :-D

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  16. Wow, this sounds awesome...I'm usually not a big breakfast eater but I could totally get into this!

    xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

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  17. I have all the ingredients except the protein powder to make this. It looks delicious! Will Deff be trying out this recipe girl! TFS!!!!

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  18. Now that is a breakfast!! Looks so delicious!

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  19. YUM! this sounds amazing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  20. You always have the most interesting recipes...and now I'm hungry! LOL

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  21. Super impressed by those nutrition facts - I need to try this!!

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  22. How neat is this? I may have to give this a try!
    xo Southern Style

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  23. Oh yum! You always have such great, healthy recipes!

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  24. Ummmmm! Delicious and protein packed!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.comm

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  25. This sounds like it would be so good! Love adding in the berries and all of that protein!

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