Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

Jamie Eason is one of my favorite fitness models. Yesterday she posted this recipe on her Facebook wall. Although I haven’t tried it, it looks absolutely delicious!

Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Recipes: Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

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The only thing better than the aroma of coffee wafting through the house first thing in the morning is the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. As a kid, nothing could get me down the stairs for breakfast faster! Though it’s been ages since I’ve actually had the kind of cinnamon rolls my mom would bake, I can still remember the warm buttery goodness with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar icing.
Of course, these days, indulgences like that are few and far between for me. Though it may not lessen the allure of a Cinnabon at the mall, my own cinnamon swirl protein bread satisfies that urge. Not only does it fill the house with the aroma of cinnamon and vanilla, but it also provides additional protein and has far fewer calories. Eat this scrumptious bread first thing in the morning or pack it to accompany meals throughout the day!

Ingredients:

• 1/3 cup Ideal (Xylitol)
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 1/2 cups oat flour + 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
• 1 tbsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup Ideal (Xylitol) or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw
• 2 egg whites
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
• 1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of baby food applesauce and ¼ cup low sugar vanilla yogurt (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.

2. In small bowl combine: (set aside)

• 1/3 cup Ideal (Xylitol)
• 2 tsp cinnamon

3. In a large bowl combine: (whisk together)

• 1 1/2 cups oat flour + 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
• 1 tbsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup Ideal (Xylitol) or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw

4. In a medium bowl combine: (whisk together & add to lrg bowl)

• 2 egg whites
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
• 1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of baby food applesauce and ¼ cup low sugar vanilla yogurt (optional)

5. Pour a shallow layer of batter into the loaf pan (about 1/4 of the batter).

6. Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top.

7. Draw a knife through the batter to marble. Bake for 24 to 28 min. Let cool for 10 min. Bread will be dense.


Greek-Style Yogurt in 2 Easy Steps

When I first tried some of the greek yogurts on the market, I loved the thicker, creamier consistency but I didn’t really like the taste or the flavor options, plus they were more expensive than my regular brands. Sooooooo, being the good steward of my fiances that I am, I decided to do some research and attempt to make my own. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was.

I found this really simple recipe in Cooking Light Magazine and added my own 3rd step, which is the fun part, experimenting with flavorings and toppings.

This is my kind of recipe…..Simple, Easy, and Tasty

Step 1
Spoon plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt into a fine-mesh steel strainer lined with a paper tower or coffee filter.
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Step 2:
Set the strainer into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, put in the fridge, and let the whey drain out of the yogurt.
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Step 3:
Mix with fruit, honey, peanut butter, flavoring or of course, enjoy plain
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