Quick Protein Pineapple Upside Down CakeMarch 23, 2011 at 2:56 PM | Posted in Dinner, Fitness, Food, Health, Nutrition, Post Workout Fuel, Recipes | 46 Comments
What a long title eh?!
If you were wondering the other day what this dessert or snack was…
then here’s your answer…It’s a Protein Pineapple Upside Down Cake for post-workout or even breakfast!
I know I know, this may seem like a weird idea to some of you. But I assure you that if you love protein powder, then this won’t disappoint. Or so I hope. 😛
Half of the time when I cook or bake, I use what I already have lying around my pantry and fridge. That wasn’t always the case, but I realized that as i started blogging, I’ve become more flexible in improvisation. One downfall to this is that I cannot follow a recipe anymore. I always find myself tweaking it! haha!
Granted, there are those times when I’ll actually go out of my way to buy all these amazing ingredients: special flours, grains, breads, and the newly discovered vanilla bean powder. 🙂
But this is for another day.
Quick Protein Pineapple Upside Down Cake *VN*
1/3 C unsweetened crushed pineapple (or as much as you need to cover up the bottom of your baking pan)
1 scoop protein powder (I used French Vanilla)
2 TBSP quinoa flakes (oats work too)
1/2 tsp chia or flax
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 C almond milk
First grab a little baking pan or ramekin. I used a ramekin of about 5″ (estimated). Lightly spray the ramekin and cover up the whole bottom part with the pineapple pieces.
Then, grab a medium bowl and simply stir everything up until it becomes a cake-like consistency!! Then eat a spoonful because it tastes perhaps even better than cake batter!
Pour the batter into the ramekin. Don’t worry–the pineapple won’t disperse.
Bake it at approximately 350 F for 12 minutes.
After cooling down, flip it and plate it so that the pineapple is right side up. 😀
Ta-daaa! Enjoy a quick pineapple upside down with your favorite toppings. This serves only 1 hungry individual.
Have a blessed day and I’ll see you soon!!
Grace & Peace,