Healthy Microwaveable Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf
If you like baked oatmeal, you will definitely like this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf.
If you don’t like how long it takes to make baked oatmeal, you will totally fall in love with this super quick microwave-baked version.
If you like guilt-free desserts, then you will 100% go crazy for this sweet treat that is suitable for both breakfast and dessert!
Super moist, super flavorful, super healthy — made with freshly grated carrots, unsweetened applesauce and the complete protein superfood, quinoa!
If you want a more bread-like loaf, try adding 1 tbs of ground flaxseed to the batter, like in my other microwave-baked recipes. I realized I was out of flax after I grated the carrots so it was too late to turn back… and I also wanted a “carrot-cake-meets-breakfast” all to myself…
After one bite, you will want to keep this Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf to yourself too 😉
Spray a ceramic mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the grated carrots, zest, almond milk, applesauce, cinnamon, sweetener, and salt.
Stir in the protein powder. Stir in the quinoa flakes. Scoop batter into the prepared tin, tap on the counter to flatten the surface, then microwave for ~6 minutes, or until surface is firm when tapped. Let cool slightly then dig in!
330 calories for the ENTIRE LOAF! This Carrot Cake Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf is so filling (probably from the 7g of fiber and 19g of protein) that it took me both breakfast and lunch to finish. And since the loaf is low in fat you can top it with a ton of your favorite nut butter. My favorite topping is Cinnamon Roll Almond Butter! 😉
With love and good eats,