WIAW #101: Sabrina’s “Healthified Chocolate Protein Cakesters (Recipe)”

Growing up I was never a big fan of oreos.

Deepfried? Yes. Cookies and cream icecream? Heck yeah! My brother was addicted to the oreo cakesters when they came out and initially this recipe was supposed to be a healthy protein brownie. Cleary that didn’t workout, so I decided to make into a cakester.

For this What I Ate Wednesday, I am going to share with you one of my new favorite protein treats for breakfast or a snack. As always, thanks Jenn for hosting this awesome food party.

I won’t post the cals, fat, carbs, or protein because it will vary depending on what you use, but I have used Gameplan and Optimum Nutrition. You are going to get at least 10 per cakester, but could be more depending on your choice of protein.

You can simply eat is as is, but where is the fun in that? You can put anything in the middle and below you will have two different options for this high protein cakester. This recipe is gluten-free, low carb and low fat; enjoy!

“Healthified Chocolate Protein Cakesters” Ingredients (Makes 4 cupcakes/ cakesters):

  • 1/3 Cup of GF Chocolate Protein Powder (You can sub 1/2 for cocoa powder or use any GF flavored protein)
  • 1 Tbsp of Smooth Nut Butter
  • 1-2 Tbsps of Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (You can also use plain Greek yogurt or apple sauce to reduce the fat, but it will chance the taste)
  • 1 Whole Medium Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tsp of Sweetner (honey, maple or Stevia will do)
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • For the middle, see below*

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit!

Mix everything well into a bowl until it forms a cake batter consistency. If you find that the batter is too liquidy, add some more protein powder. If you find it to be too thick, a little more milk or oil will do! Divide the batter amongst four cupcake molds or small ramekins. (Or if you’re feeling lazy, just put it in a small round baking pan and divide into four once cooked. Protein pizzas anyone?)

Place batter into the oven for about 10-15 minutes, checking every five. I will say it does depend on what you use. One protein powder I used took 8 minutes, the other took 15, so just be sure to check on it!

Place a toothpick [and see if it comes out clean] into one of the cakesters to make sure it’s cooked. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

*For the middle: Cut the cakester in half (or eat as a cupcake!). You can either mix some plain Greek yogurt with vanilla extract (above picture) or you can take 1/2 Tbsp of nut butter (below). I put some cashew butter into one batch and my, oh my… AMAZING!Question: Have you ever made any high protein treats? Tuffles and protein cakes are my favorite, mostly truffles 😉

*If you haven’t already, tomorrow is the LAST DAY to enter the giveaway and I have a SPECIAL ADD-IN and yes it’s something Quest related. Good luck!

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