A delicious way to ease yourself into the New Year!
Made with simple ingredients this is a naturally sweet indulgent breakfast cake. With ample protein and carbs to refuel those muscles, it’s the perfect post workout fare!
Serves 2 (3-4 slices per person)
– 225g (8oz) of very ripe plantain
– 4 large eggs or 1 cup (250ml) egg whites
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 2 tbsp (20g) Pulsin Whey Protein
– 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract (optional)
– 2 tbsp Coyo Vanilla yogurt
– 1 tbsp Pulsin Whey Protein
– 1 heaped tsp raw cacao powder
– 5 drops liquid stevia
– Cacao nibs, for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
2. Blend together ingredients in a high-speed blender. The plantain must be super duper ripe (blackened skin) to ensure the end result is sweet, cake and a little sticky. An unripe plantain, even one with yellow skin, will yield a starchier, savoury end result!
3. Pour batter into a non-stick frying pan; grease with 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil if unsure about its ability to be truly non-stick!
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes if desired or serve straight away.
5. Mix together whey protein, raw cacao powder and stevia drops in a small ramekin with about 1 tbsp water; you want a thick icing consistency.
6. Slice cake into 6- 8 slices; 3-4 per person, and top with Coyo, protein icing and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
7. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to two days in a seal tight container.#
I’m Shel but some people call me “Peachy”…I’m the food loving, fitness fanatic, blogger behind Peachy Palate, a website which is now my hub for all the paleo, keto and grain free recipes I create, hoping to inspire people to think outside the box, eating whole foods that truly nourish. Fueled by a desire to improve my own health I love to create sweet and savoury recipes, sharing them with the world ensuring no one need feel deprived regardless of their dietary restrictions or preferences. Living in Wicklow, Ireland, when not dreaming up recipes I’m lifting with the men folk in my local gym, tapped into social media or out on the road delivering, merchandising and being a super duper brand ambassador for a local health food company.
My relationship with food wasn’t always so bright, in fact it wasn’t at all harmonious for quite sometime. Having overcome a decade of eating disorders I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. I’m happy, healthy, confident and I now enjoy every nourishing mouthful, giving my body what it needs. One of my favourite quotes from a sensational foodie … “Nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.” Julia Child. Life, love and food! www.peachypalate.com