Spicy Prune Protein Cake

The prune – a dried plum – is a naturally sweet fruit. That means you can add less sugar to this recipe than you might for a similar cake. And to make it healthier, I add protein powder, rounding out the nutritional value of the cake. Cinnamon and cloves provide the spice. As you know, prunes are high in fiber. For more fiber, I add rolled oats and Scottish oats in place of regular flour. Try this recipe for a Stay Healthy alternative to breakfast bread, dessert, or a snack.
Spicy Prune Protein Cake

Spicy Prune Protein Cake


  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup diced prunes
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1 whole organic egg
  • 1 cup Scottish Oats (fine - medium ground rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the oats and prunes in a small bowl and pour boiling water over stirring to combine. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk almond butter, and coconut sugar until creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add oat-prune mixture and mix well
  3. In another bowl, fork together the Scottish oats, whey protein, baking soda and spices until thoroughly combined. Add to the creamed mixture and stir to mix well.
  4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9" square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Check at 25 minutes with a knife inserted in center. When the knife comes out clean, the cake is done.
  5. Serve cake warm for dessert with a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

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