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Pumpkin Protein Cake (gluten free, dairy free)

Pumpkin Protein Cake (gluten free, dairy free)

Single Serving Microwave Pumpkin Cake

My northeast friends, I hope you are holding up in the snow!  Luckily, I was home in NJ and didn’t get hit as badly as Cornell did, YIKES, over a foot. I don’t know about you though, but this weather makes me want to curl up with a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks,  a good book–or maybe Netflix ;), and a warm cake-y treat.


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ENTER: pumpkin protein cake that take 5 minutes tops!

This recipe is also perfect for a busy morning when you want to get some protein in.  And, you can even pull a Colby and bring your protein cake bowl to eat on the way to class.  Look at that efficiency!

RELATED: High Protein Breakfasts for a Busy Morning


Plus, if you are feeling frisky like myself the other day, you can plop some *less healthy * FLUFF right on top.  My dad had it out for his hot cocoa and I just could not resist… check out that FLUFF-iness.


Okay, now to the good stuff.

What will you need?

  • A microwave
  • An appetite
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein <– my FAVORITE and 20% discount
  •  1/4 c gluten free baking flour <– this works REALLY well
  • 1/3 c EACH liquid egg whites, canned pumpkin, almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
microwave pumpkin protein cake

such great texture!

How do you make this pumpkin goodness?

  1.  Grease bowl with coconut oil if you want to flip onto a plate, as pictured 🙂
  2.  Combine all dry ingredients well in the bowl.
  3. Add milk, egg whites, and vanilla extract.  Whisk well.
  4.  Stir in pumpkin.
  5. Allow to sit for 3 minutes.
  6. Microwave for 2:30 – 3 minutes, or until center is cooked through.. or not, if you are about that 🙂
  7. Remove and allow to cool before flipping onto a plate.
  8. Add toppings and enjoy!


Let me know what you think if you try it! You can find me on IG@be.happyhealthyfit and FB@youmakeyouarmy!



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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, dairy free)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, dairy free)

Happy post-Thanksgiving! I’m sure you need more treats #amiright? OK, maybe I am wrong… but that is why I created this recipe for you all.  And of course the fact that I was home from school and actually had the time and resources for once to bake #blessed #truehappiness

Also, when I stop to think about it– I can’t even remember the last time I posted a recipe here.  TIME FOR CHANGE. TIME FOR CHANGE.  I whipped up this batch of gluten and dairy free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to bring back to school in an attempt to get me through finals.  Will keep you updated on how that is going.  In the meantime, ENJOY!



  • 1 c oatsoatmeal choco chip cookies
  • 1.5 oz chocolate chips
  • 3/4 nut flour blend (or 2 T coconut flour with the remainder of the 3/4 being almond meal)
  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Slowly add wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  4. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes so the oats can fully absorb.
  5. Spoon onto parchment paper lined baking sheet into 15 cookies and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!





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