After lunch or dinner I like a sweet treat. Something with dried fruits and loads of protein, that has a nice and rich texture.
My favorite thing against the cravings are little fruitcakes with bananas, oats and dried figs. The preparation is really simple and the cakes taste lovely even after some days. Dark chocolate, homemade frosting or toasted coconut provide a little extra taste and look really cute. I used a pear as my topping, that I cut into thin slices.
Since I wanted some extra protein, I added around one big tablespoon (15 g) of raw pea protein. The whole portion I made (six little fruitcakes) contained more than 40 g of protein.
Remember: If you reduce sugar or avoid sugar, it makes sense to add a little salt to a cake. it brings out the natural sweetness of the fruits and creates a nice contrast!
Put bananas and water in a blender and blend them until smooth. Add the oats and the pea protein and keep blending. Cut the figs into small pieces and add them to the mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir your batter. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit and pur the batter into muffin pans. Bake them for around 25 minutes and don´t let the edges burn, like I did…Enjoy!!!
I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.