Prot: 20 g, Carbs: 18 g, Fat: 4 g, Cal: 184

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I love bringing seasonal fruit into my protein baking recipes. When I came across sugar plums (Italian plums), I was inspired by some online recipes to create this delicious Sugar Plum Protein Corn Cake!

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I used a mix of whey and rice proteins here to get the right texture, but you could probably replace them both with a nice vanilla pea protein or pea protein blend (Warrior Blend). I wouldn’t use all whey or all rice, though. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what happens when you use the wrong kind of protein powder.)

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If you can’t find sugar plums, you can certainly use regular plums. Either way, this Sugar Plum Protein Corn Cake will be delicious! Give it a try!

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Sugar Plum Protein Corn Cake
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 184
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 20g
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Make one 7" square cake (6 servings).
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
  2. Line a 7" square (or similarly sized) baking pan with parchment paper (if not using a silicone pan).
  3. Mix egg whites with dry ingredients (protein powders, cornmeal, almond meal, baking powder, and salt). Mix well.
  4. Fold in 1 cup of plums.
  5. Pour batter into pan.
  6. Top with remaining plums.
  7. Bake at 325F (163C) for about 30 minutes, until firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool slightly, and cut into 6 pieces.
  9. Enjoy! Store in the fridge.
Notes
A note about substitutions: because each type of protein powder has a distinct flavor and texture when baked, I would only make the following substitutions. The rice protein can be replaced by pea protein or a pea blend (like Warrior Blend). Also, the whey+rice can be replaced by the same total volume in pea protein or a pea blend. (See my Recipe Basics video for examples of what goes wrong when you use the wrong protein powder.) Almond meal can be made by processing almonds in a food processor. And you can use regular plums in place of the sugar plums.

Sugar Plum Protein Corn Cake - low carb, gluten free