Quick Protein Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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What a long title eh?! If you were wondering the other day what this dessert or snack was...

then here's your answer...It's a Protein Pineapple Upside Down Cake for post-workout or even breakfast!

I know I know, this may seem like a weird idea to some of you.  But I assure you that if you love protein powder, then this won't disappoint.  Or so I hope. :P

Half of the time when I cook or bake, I use what I already have lying around my pantry and fridge.  That wasn't always the case, but I realized that as i started blogging, I've become more flexible in improvisation.  One downfall to this is that I cannot follow a recipe anymore.  I always find myself tweaking it! haha!

Granted, there are those times when I'll actually go out of my way to buy all these amazing ingredients:  special flours, grains, breads, and the newly discovered vanilla bean powder.  :)

But this is for another day.

Quick Protein Pineapple Upside Down Cake *VN*


1/3 C unsweetened crushed pineapple (or as much as you need to cover up the bottom of your baking pan)

1 scoop protein powder (I used French Vanilla)

2 TBSP quinoa flakes (oats work too)

1/2 tsp chia or flax

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 C almond milk


First grab a little baking pan or ramekin.  I used a ramekin of about 5" (estimated).  Lightly spray the ramekin and cover up the whole bottom part with the pineapple pieces.

Then, grab a medium bowl and simply stir everything up until it becomes a cake-like consistency!! Then eat a spoonful because it tastes perhaps even better than cake batter!

Pour the batter into the ramekin.  Don't worry--the pineapple won't disperse.

Bake it at approximately 350 F for 12 minutes.

After cooling down, flip it and plate it so that the pineapple is right side up. :D

Ta-daaa! Enjoy a quick pineapple upside down with your favorite toppings.  This serves only 1 hungry individual.

Have a blessed day and I'll see you soon!!

Grace & Peace,

Ellie <33