Sep 4, 2012
Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cake
I’ve been trying to make this single-serving Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cake bake for wayyy too long now… and by “trying” I mean there have been far too many failed batches. Ugh. And by “failed” I mean my trial and errors racked up to number fourteen. So embarrassing. Usually by trial 4 or 5 I just give up because honestly, I don’t even care anymore. But with this recipe, I just kept going. Partly because the cake is chocolatey, partly because I don’t feel guilty about eating three individual bakes in a single day
Healthy Single-Serving Gluten-Free Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cake
- 34g (1/4 cup) Quinoa Flour
- 1 tbs Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1 Jumbo Egg
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 21g (1 scoop) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior)
- 4 packets Truvia* (or sweetener of choice)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 5" baking dish with oil or cooking spray.
- In a small bowl whisk together the quinoa flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Whisk in the protein powder and truvia.
- Dump the dry into the wet and mix well.
- Pour into the baking dish and bake for ~40 minutes, or when the center of the cake springs back when touched. Let cool in the dish and serve as is, or top with your favorite fruit, spread, nut butter, glaze, frosting, etc.
*This is how much I use because I like to eat the cake as is. If you top your cake with fruit, spreads or add chocolate chips to the batter, adjust this amount to taste
This recipe is: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, gluten free!
Recipe inspired by: Edible Perspective
I usually bake two of these Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cakes at the same time so I don’t have to turn on the oven two days in a row. I’m all about saving time and energy (and money on my bills). Once the extra bake has cooled I wrap it with plastic wrap and leave it on the counter for the next morning… it gets super moist and chocolatey, yum.
This is the ultimate, decadent chocolate breakfast, lunch or snack (and maybe dinner too?)
Just one of these individual cakes will provide you with 7g of filling fiber, 29g of satisfying protein and only 320 calories. Plus, there isn’t any sneaky oil or pesky sugar added!
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