Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Protein Coffee Cake

Happy Wednesday to you all! Thank you all for the sweet compliments on my dress in the last post. I was so embarrassed to write back to many of you and let you know that I purchased that dress around my senior year in high school (2000) at Express haha.

I also love that lots of you want to try the delicious Green Apple Parfait from Charleston's Cafe. It is so so good! I do often make a version at home like the one below:

And its a little on the lighter side from the use of Galaxy Granola (the company sent me this bag but did not require me to do this write up-disclaimer ;)):

How has your week been treating you? Work has been pretty busy for me and teaching has been great(Pump Monday, Attack Tuesday, ran this morning)! We have the Body Step launch coming up next week and Attack the week after, so I've been spending a good chunk of time learning the new choreography as well. On Monday afternoon after work, I met up with my friend Violet at one of my favorite spots:


The weather has been gorgeous!


And last night after teaching, I mixed up a batch of Janetha's Protein Coffee Cake. I love love Janetha's blog and knew this recipe would not disappoint (did you check out her fitness videos she posted yesterday??). I made a few changes to the recipe- I used blackberries instead of apples (Josh isn't a huge apple fan)- so my cake isn't nearly as pretty as hers ;). I used sunflower seeds instead of almonds and skipped the sugar sprinkle on top (I sprinkled it with a little ground flax instead). The outcome (not gorgeous...but very tasty):







I love when berries explode in baked goods:


Off to work I go! What is your favorite baked good recipe? Share links!
Edited to add: Scary news if you eat beef.

60 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Ah that protein coffee cake looks so good!! I used to make mini loaves with protein, oat bran, egg whites, and berries that baked into it. I would also spread with peanut butter - so delicious!

lesley lifting life said...

Haha, and I laughed when I got your dress reply! That just means you made a really good purchase in 2000 ;)

homecookedem said...

I just found Janetha's blog a few weeks ago and absolutely love her! She is full of fabulous ideas!! I am going to have to make this cake. It looks amazing!!

Heatha said...

We have our Group Power and Group Step launches next week, too! Good luck with yours!

I wanted to try Janetha's protein cake - maybe now I will. Have a good day!

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Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Sister you are the queen of amazing baked treats!! I'm going to try sprinkling flax on a batch of muffins. What a great tip!

inmytummy said...

I have been dying to make Janetha's apple coffee cake. It looks so good.

I love this weather too! It's so nice to be able to sit outside again.

Pam said...

Great looking coffee cake and love the protein in it! Good luck next week!

xoxo

Jessica said...

Thanks for the link to this recipe! I have to make a bday cake for my mom this weekend and this might just be the cake, totally her style. I think the blueberries look 'smashing' good!

Britt said...

Nothing wrong with wearing a dress from 2000! I have a few items I still wear that I think I had back in jr. high. LOL

I'm trying to move to baking items that are a bit more heathy, I made some of Tina's Pumped Up Pumpkin Cookies the other day with a few modifications and they were yummy! The hubby wasn't impressed though... he's not a fan of pumpkin.

Eeks not good news about beef. I've been trying to buy local grass fed beef, this just gives me all the more reason to!

dawn said...

ha! i need to try making healthier version of coffee cake eh? well most of my stuff is very fattening, but i'm only allowed a bite.
i wish it were warmer here, not quite yet--only 58 degrees.

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I love the carrot/pear/raisin bread that I came up with a while back... healthy & soooo good too :)

http://cookinfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/100-cal-carrotpearraisin-bread-recipe/

Come to think of it, I need to make this again very soon!

I love the berry explosion in that coffee cake too, yum!

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner said...

I love pumpkin muffins! Yum.

http://eaternotarunner.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/mmmm-pumpkin-y/

Kelsey said...

umm i think my fav baked good is this protein coffee cake now! .. hmm what if it was made into a muffin too... YUM

Anne Marie said...

It's hard for me to pick a favorite! I do love some good banana bread once in a while!

Christina said...

that protein cake looks good! i love when the berries explode too!

forthehealthofit01 said...

That looks so awesome!!!! I'm not a big baker, so anything out of a box is good for me. lol

Jessica said...

Coffee cake just sounds delish!

I love really moist banana/zuchini/pumpkin bread - with chocolate chips : ) I am also a HUGE cookie fan - all kinds pretty much!

When it comes to any kind of food it is really hard to nail down my favorite. It changes all of the time!

Rose said...

Oh! It does look so beautiful where you are.

love the looks of those baked goods too!

Katie said...

YUM! I really want to make that coffee cake! It's one of my favorite kinds, and I'd feel a lot better if the stats were better. Now they are!

I love Elana's gluten-free bran muffins (I make it as bread and sub craisins for raisins and pumpkin for sunflower seeds):

http://www.elanaspantry.com/bran-muffins/

Sophie @ yumventures said...

WOW that looks amazing! And I looove blackberries! Awesome :)

insideiamdancing said...

I can't wait to make that cake- looks so good. What kind of protein powder do you use? I made Naomi's (One Fit Foodie) protein muffins at the weekend and they are delicious :)

Holly said...

I love it when I wear something old(er) and get compliments on it! I tell people it's vintage.

That protein cake looks SO good! I need to stock up on a big tub of protein powder so I can make yummy recipes like this one. I'm just so indecisive and some of them are so $$!

Brittany said...

Oh wow- that protein cake looks awesome! I'll need to try the recipe.

Hope you are having a great day!

Janetha said...

DANG girl, your modifications made my cake look sorry! haha. i LOVE baking berries into cakes~ the colors that explode are just like nothing else. i will have to try berries next time i make it :) i can't even begin to rattle off the baked goods recipes i love. i have been making quite a few of mama pea's vegan goodies lately! have a great day xoxo

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That looks wonderful. Especially since it's lunch time. A sweet lunch would be great. Cheers!

Maria said...

I love these oatmeal cookies-I love eating them frozen!
http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/dads-frozen-cookies/

Your Josh will love these lime cookies: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/lime-coconut-snowballs/

I have too many favorite baked goods, so I better stop there:)

Our launch isn't until May 1st. I can't wait though!

Angharad said...

Your protein cake looks amazing! The berries are so pretty. Yum!
My fave baked thang to date is banana bread: http://eating-for-england.blogspot.com/2010/03/banana-bread.html

So delicious! Oh and p.s. on starbucks: tomorrow if you take your own cup in you get a free coffee!

ktbwood said...

AHHH that coffee cake looks AWESOME! i seriously need to make that for real. and great pic of you 2 outside!!!!

Lauren said...

Hey there darling!

No shame in wearing cute dresses that are 10 years old!!! Be proud and even better that you are able to still wear the things you did in high school!!!! :)

Love your version of the coffee cake. I love fresh fruit in hot baked goods.

Hope your week is going so well. :)

Tay said...

I love the explosion of berries too! I think why I like blueberry muffins and pancakes so much :-)

Naomi said...

josh isn't an apple fan?!?! ahh the horror...haha just kidding. Jason doesn't like mushrooms or asparagus which i LOVE so i do understand when people don't like certain foods!

that cake looks so good! i was thinking of making it and don't have any sliced almonds so was tryingt o think of something else to use in its place...sunflower seeds are a great idea!! i also have pistachios...

oh and I see others asked you about your dress! wow taht was a keeper...express has some cute stuff!

whataboutsummer said...

You had me at coffee (the protein was a good lead in!)
Katherine

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Oh yeah, I have plenty of clothes from 2000...ha!

Angelalovesfood said...

haha, now I am curious to look back in my closet to find what my oldest piece is. A dress from 10 years ago is really impressive and you're stick rockin' it.


Got to try that cake sometime soon!

My Sensei said...

That protein cake looks soo freakin' good! Black berries do look yummy in them, maybe I'll try a mix of apples and berries! Thanks for the recipe!!!

tam said...

Oooooooo that cake looks fab! I've seen Janethas and now yours I think I need to get on this band wagon! x x

Krista said...

Your coffee cake looks great! Love the berries in it...

BroccoliHut said...

That is one beautiful cake! I can't wait for berry season:)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

That coffee cake sounds amazing!! I think it looks great too:)

fittingbackin said...

I honestly don't have any baked goods recipes - no joke! I've only made one 'sweet' and it was no-bake!

Too funny about your dress - love that it's an awesome throwback!! I graduated in 2000, too!! (and yes, still have/wear some dresses from that time - love it!)

simplyshaka said...

That looks like yummy goodness! I am not a baker so I dont have any recipes so if I want something baked, I go to the bakery at the grocery store. I need to get on the baking train!

Alisa said...

Well, it is still a cute dress!

This is still my fav since it is easy, whole foods, and I love having a sweet slice of bread with tea in the morning - http://www.onefrugalfoodie.com/2009/05/11/the-guilt-free-banana-bread-recipe-you-have-all-been-waiting-for-%e2%80%a6/

vickys said...

That cake looks like my kinda breakfast! And some of the besstt bargains end up being the ones that make you feel the proudest to wear. hehe! who says designer is better?

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I love the cofffee cake and exploding berries in breads is the best, isnt it!

As for you and josh 5'1 and 6;3"
My mom is the same as you and my dad the same as Josh! I turned out to be 5'11 and my sis about 5'7". So you may end up one day having tall babies. But that pic of the two of you...just glorious w/ the purple dress.

Baked goods. I dont make too many baked breads b/c the gluten situ. however, I do have a banana bread that is vegan and gluten free, soy free, etc...and it's amazing and EASY.

http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2009/10/vegan-peanut-butter-banana-bread.html

bhealthier said...

i love when fruit explodes in baked goods too. :)

jeff and i are dating again! :-O

All feels right with the world again.

I loved that dress too even if you bought it in 2000 ! That makes it an even better buy.

I haven't read janetha's blog on a regular basis, i think i just checked it out once or twice.

Hope you are well!

Julie said...

hahaha when you said you didn't use apples my jaw hit the floor. i was like that's because she's saving them...

then i read on and i guessss i understand haha. i totally wanna make this but put some other kind of berry in there too!

Madeleine said...

I love that you substituted the berries-- was just thinking yesterday about all the $$ i could save if i bought fruit and veggies that were in season! you are giving me ideas!! Here's one of my all time favorite recipes-- warning this is not healthy (although moderations are very welcomed!) but dangerously good! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Bars-IV/Detail.aspx

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Honestly, I still have a dress that I bought while I was in high school 9 years ago from express. It still fits, and it STILL is in style! That is why I love Express. ;)

That coffee cake looks amazing. Thanks for the comment on my marathon post!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I hope I can still fit into my dresses in 10 years or so!! :-)

My all-time fav dessert right now is this--->http://apinchofthisandadashofthat.blogspot.com/2009/10/tropical-way-to-take-cake.html

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

I love when berries do that too! You sound like a busy lady, hope all the learning goes well.

Yummy vegan muffin recipe here that I like: http://gethealthywithheather.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/the-unintentional-vegan-muffin/

Sweet and Savory said...

Just found your blog! Here's a link for one of my go-to baked goods recipe..flourless pb cookies...yum!

http://www.sweetandsavoryfood.com/2010/03/flourless-pb-coconut-cookies.html

PS - having a giveaway over at my blog!

Gabriela. said...

Lovely post, girl!
Holy YUUUUM fot that cake ;)
Loved your blog!
Have a terrific day.
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

teresa said...

i love that coffee cake, those berries look wonderful! i thought about my favorite baked good, and as much as i wish i had a great link to share, nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie for me!

Ana said...

You always have such great recipes!!! can't wait to try that bread, love the subtle changes you made to the cake and really made it your own!

Hope you are having a great week!

xoxo

Bridget said...

Oooo that coffee cake looks SO delicious!! Definitely have never baked anything with protein powder but sounds really good. My favorites are my various banana muffin creations haha...just so versatile :) Have a great weekend!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I have been wanting to try Janetha's protein coffee cake. I'd love your berry version. Warm berries in baked goods are so delicious!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Wow the protein coffee cake looks so delicious! I think it looks so beautiful with the blackberries too! Berries definitely do pop into such delightfully gooey pockets in baked goods.

It looks like you've had a great week so far! Getting coffee with friends really makes me happy so I bet that helps!
My favorite baked good recipe...hmmm...this is so tough. Maybe sour cream fudge cake?? My favorites are all from Cooks Illustrated, which requires an online subscription to view the recipes so I don't know think I can post it, but trust me the desserts are to die for!!

Have a happy Friday, love!!

Holly said...

first of all, i also have many items from express i have had forever - seriously, i love that you do too! the purple dress was tres adorable (almost as cute as that shot of frank sleeping :)

and that coffee cake! there is NOTHING better than berries that have exploded in baked goods. the best!

happy weekend dear erica!

sewa mobil di surabaya said...

That is one beautiful cake! I can't wait for berry season:)