Healthy Microwaveable Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf (Gluten Free)

Healthy Microwaveable Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf

You can make this delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf in the microwave in just 5 minutes flat! You'd never know it's healthy, sugar free, low fat, high fiber, dairy free, and vegan!

A likely scenario:

You:  Not much can top having a slice of pumpkin bread for breakfast.

Me:  How about en ENTIRE loaf of pumpkin bread?

You:  Wait, a whole loaf?  Yeah, that definitely tops one slice.

Me:  How about en entire loaf of HEALTHY pumpkin bread?  A sweet and cinnamon-y bread that’s good for you but doesn’t taste like it.

You:  No such thing exists, duh.

Me:  Oh yes it does, my friend…  and it’s nutritionally balanced so you will feel full for hours.  It’s high fiber, but doesn’t taste like cardboard, it’s high protein, but isn’t savory like a slab of dry chicken breast, and it’s sugar free, but is perfectly sweet.

You can make this delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf in the microwave in just 5 minutes flat! You'd never know it's healthy, sugar free, low fat, high fiber, dairy free, and vegan!

You:  Are you for real?  If such a pumpkin bread exists, I’d like to see some proof.

Me:  Fine, here!  *I hand you my freshly “baked” Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf*

You can make this delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf in the microwave in just 5 minutes flat! You'd never know it's healthy, sugar free, low fat, high fiber, dairy free, and vegan!

You:  Thaaanks!  *you take a bite and and your eyes open wide, you grin and run away with the loaf while simultaneously forking out your next bite*

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Healthy Microwaveable Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf

Servings: 1 serving (entire loaf)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
     

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray a ceramic mini loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flax, almond milk, pumpkin, apple pie spice, truvia and salt.
  • Stir in the protein powder. Then stir in the quinoa flakes.
  • Scoop batter into the prepared pan, tap on the counter to level the batter, then microwave for ~5 minutes, or until surface springs back when tapped. Let cool slightly, then dig in!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Microwaveable Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 loaf)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 380mg17%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 13000IU260%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins

Some delicious toppings for this Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf include:  your favorite nut butter, diced apples, pure maple syrup, raisins, all natural whipped cream, a dash of apple pie spice or cinnamon, crumbled pecans or walnuts, etc.

This Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf was so filling I could only eat half and saved the rest for later.  It’s like your own personal loaf of pumpkin bread… except without the refined flour, white sugar, brown sugar, butter, etc.  This loaf is incredibly nutritious, packed full of vitamins and minerals, but sure doesn’t taste like it!

You can make this delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf in the microwave in just 5 minutes flat! You'd never know it's healthy, sugar free, low fat, high fiber, dairy free, and vegan!

You can make this delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf in the microwave in just 5 minutes flat! You'd never know it's healthy, sugar free, low fat, high fiber, dairy free, and vegan!

So moist and muffin-like.  What are you waiting for?  Make this Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf RIGHT NOW!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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14 comments on “Healthy Microwaveable Pumpkin Quinoa Flake Protein Loaf”

  1. I don’t own a microwave and don’t believe in cooking with them. This looks amazing and I’d like to try it. What are your suggestions for baking it in the oven? Also, could I use muffin tins instead of a mini loaf pan? Don’t have that either. Thank you SO much!!

  2. Could I sub an egg white for the ground flax possibly? I’m allergic to flax seeds 🙁

  3. Your pumpkin loaf looks amazing! I’m always looking for ways to add a little more protein to my breakfast, so I’ll have to give this a try. I love making quick breakfast bakes with quinoa flakes, so I’m sure I’m going to love this recipe too.

  4. I am definitely trying this soon! I love your blog and your recipes, you’re amazing! 🙂 Thanks for another great dish!

  5. What do you mean by quinoa flakes? Cooked quinoa, correct?

  6. I don’t have quinoa flakes, so I was just wondering, would buckewheat work in any of these recipes? It seems kind of flakey..

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Hmmm, I haven’t made this with buckwheat before so I can’t be sure. If you are talking about buckwheat groats, I would pulse some in a blender or food processor so it can absorb water and cook a little easier and you won’t be biting into uncooked groats after. If you have quick-cooking oats (gluten free if you like), I would recommend those 🙂

  7. Carsen McCune

    I don’t have any protein powder, would it work without it?

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