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Healthy Pistachio Snacking Cake with Citrus Glaze

Servings: 9 servings



  • 1 cup Baby Spinach (packed)
  • 182g (⅖ of package) Lite Silken Tofu
  • 123g (½ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 113g (½ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 42g (2 tbs) Raw Honey
  • 28g (2 tbs) Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Green Tea (contents of a packet of green tea, optional)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Lemon Flavor
  • 180g (1½ cups) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 60g (¾ cup) Whey Protein Concentrate
  • 48g (¼ cup) Sucanat (or dry sweetener of choice)
  • 24g (3 tbs) Arrowroot Starch
  • tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Chopped Pistachios


  • 84g (¼ cup) Raw Honey
  • 1 tbs 100% Orange Juice
  • ¼ tsp Lemon Zest
  • ¼ tsp Orange Zest


For the Cake:

  • The night before, put the spinach, tofu, applesauce, yogurt, honey, oil, stevia, tea and extracts into a blender and liquify until the spinach is completely liquified. Refrigerate overnight (for the green tea, just cut open a teabag of green tea and measure out 1 tsp of the leaves).
  • The next day, take the blender mixture out of the fridge an hour before baking.
  • An hour later, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray an 8" brownie pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Chop the pistachios and put into a small bowl.
  • Pour the blender mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and fold. Pour the batter into the prepared brownie pan, sprinkle with the chopped pistachios, and bake for ~30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and edges should pull away from the pan.

For the Glaze:

  • Zest the lemon and orange and put into a small bowl, then add the honey.  Cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight at room temperature.
  • When bars are done baking and cooling, add the orange juice to the honey mixture and stir.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pistachio Snacking Cake with Citrus Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 240mg10%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1000IU20%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes