Valley Eats – High Protein Cinnamon Cake Bars

Valley Eats – High Protein Cinnamon Cake Bars

Craving something sweet for breakfast but want an option that isn’t loaded with frosting? These cinnamon cake bars are a tasty treat to accompany to your morning cuppa coffee. These bars would also make a great treat to make mom or a mom-figure in your life for Mother’s Day breakfast! (Friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.)


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute (Truvia, Swerve, Splenda)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon, set aside


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 x 8 cake pan.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (first 7) in a large bowl.
  3. In a small separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except cinnamon sugar).
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour half the batter into the baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter until the entire surface is covered.
  7. Pour remaining batter on top and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  8. Take a knife and gently swirl batter around to mix the cinnamon sugar into the cake.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Serves 9, 165 calories, 18 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, 20 grams protein

This recipe is part of a recipe collection assembled by Valley’s Diabetes Education & Nutrition Clinic. The recipes were gathered and inspired from a variety of healthy eating websites. See cookbook for a list of website resources.

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