Hi Friends 😀
If you follow me on instagram you probably saw me post of a picture of this deliciousness this morning
Lets take another clooooser look at that shall we….
Yeah that’s the sight of appley-raisiny goodness right there 😉
Ok Ok I will stop rambling now and just give up the recipe, but I’ll have you know that I worked really hard on this lil beauties presentation so please say you appreciate my efforts….pretty pwease 😀
1/2 cup oats
1/2 small apple, chopped
1/4 cup Coconut Dreams
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 scoop Cellucor cinnamon swirl whey (or vanilla whey)
3 tbsp plain greek yogurt
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp pure maple syrup (can use sugar-free)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp hemp seeds (optional nutritional boost)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Topping: 1/3 scoop Cellucor cinnamon swirl whey (or vanilla whey with some cinnamon), 3 tbsp plain greek yogurt and 1/2 to 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (I used Peanut Butter & Company’s Mighty Maple)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place your raisins in a small amount of hot or boiling water. Set aside
- Throw your oats, whey, spices and hemp seeds (if using) into a bowl. Add all of the wet ingredients and combine.
- Chop your apple (leave the skin on for that good ol’ fiber) and fold into your oat mixture
- Fold in your raisins (drain first)
- Spray a small mold (I used an aluminum foil one), add your mixture and smooth out the top so that it’s level
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the centre is set and the edges are brown and pulling away from the mold.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes then flip it out of the mold and place upside down on a non stick pan. Place back in the oven (or toaster oven like me) and broil for a few minutes to crisp up the top a lil bit. ***you can skip this step, your top just will be softer***
- While your ‘cake’ is crisping, mix up your icing by combining your 1/3 scoop of whey and greek yogurt until the whey has been completely absorbed.
- When your cake is finished, spread your protein icing on the top and dollop with peanut butter (and whatever additional toppings you would like).
- NOM IT UP!
A few notes:
- Putting the raisins in hot water at the start makes them plump all up so they are juicier!
- I would have added walnuts too, but I ran out, so feel free to throw some into the batter at step 4 if you would like.
- If you are not using coconut milk, you may not need quite a 1/4 of a cup as coconut milk is slightly thicker than other milks or milk alternatives.
- Lastly, if you are like me and following a stricter meal plan, I don’t think you need the oil. I added the extra oil because I find that Cellucor bakes up rather dry and felt it would need the added moisture. So although I have not tried it without the additional oil, due to the amount of other moisturizers in the cake (ie. the apple sauce and greek yogurt), I think it might be just fine without it.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! The boyfriend sure did….
…I swear he did, forced smile and all 😉