Healthy, Protein-Rich Apple Pie Cake Recipe

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Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts. I am always willing to have a piece, regardless of my current nutritional requirements. This dessert combines apples with an apple pie flavored cake to provide a tasty, yet healthy treat that anyone can easily make.

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The cake is a coconut flour-based cake that utilizes MTS Nutrition’s Apple Pie Whey and other macro friendly ingredients designed to easily fit into most nutritional strategies. An optional ounce of pecans is included in this recipe, adding 18 grams of healthy unsaturated fats, but you can easily drop 200 calories from the batch by omitting them.

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Dry Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 scoop MTS Apple Pie Protein Powder
  • 1 TBSP Truvia

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 container Apple Pie flavored Yogurt, 5.3 ounces (I used Yoplait, you can use any brand and/or vanilla flavor)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Cashew/Almond/Cow Milk
  • 1 ½ cups Egg Whites (from a carton, don’t waste yolks)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Additional

  • One 20-ounce can of sugar free apple pie filling/topping
  • One ounce of pecan halves

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Divide pecans into two piles; chop one half into little pieces and keep the other half to put on the top of the cake.
  3. Mix coconut flour, baking powder, protein powder and Truvia in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix yogurt, eggs, milk of choice, egg whites and vanilla extract in a bowl, preferably with a stand mixer.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients and mix completely. It will be a thin batter.
  6. Add pecan pieces to the batter and mix.
  7. Pour can of Sugar free apple pie filling into the bottom of a cake pan and spread the apple pieces out evenly.
  8. Pour cake batter on top of apples and allow it to evenly settle on top of the apples. Add pecan halves on top of the batter.
  9. Place in oven and cook for 50-55 minutes. It is ok for some of the apple pie filling to bubble up through the cake. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the cake and remove from oven if none of the cake sticks to it.
  10. Allow to cool completely, overnight would be best.

Calorie and macro breakdown per serving; makes 12 servings:

  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 4g (1.8 saturated)
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 9g
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Name: Robert Engelman

Bio: Rob Engelman is a self described hillbilly fitness motivator who lifts weights in a outdoor gym located in the North Carolina mountains. Rob motivates those around him by drawing from his experiences playing soccer, being raised by a mother with her PHD in sports psychology and a father who coached college wrestling.