Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vanilla Spice Plantain Power Cakes

Its been ages since I baked with plaintains, so I snatched up a massive one at the market this past weekend. I am trying to figure out how I am going to fuel myself the day of our big walk and I am thinking these might be a good bet, along with some Quest bars and fresh fruits and veggies. 

We were told they supply snacks and lunch, but I have no faith they'll come through with anything that meets my nutrition needs and standards (I'm guessing juice and bagels or other high carb, low nutrition crap).  But maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.

In any case, these turned out so well, I don't think I need to save them for any special occasion or event.  These taste so much like they are made with grain flour, its amazing.  I couldn't even detect the plantain taste.

Vanilla Spice Plantain Power Cakes

1 large plaintain, somewhat ripe (i.e. not green)
1/2 cup egg whites
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Vega)
1/4 cup granulated stevia (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

Puree all ingredients in food processor or blender.  Pour into 2 mini loaf pans lined with parchment, or muffin tins with parchment linings.  Bake at 350F for 40 minutes for loaves, or 25-30 minutes for muffins.

I have added this recipe to this week's Gluten-Free Friday link up.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!