Cinnamon Streusel Protein Cake

by Sara on November 29, 2011

The day after Thanksgiving, my housemate, Tim, told me that I reminded him of a cinnamon roll.

Now, most girls would probably take offense by such a comment; after all, cinnamon rolls aren’t known for their fit figures.

But I was delighted.

They may be soft and plump, but cinnamon rolls sure as heck taste good.

Just for kicks, I flashed Tim the did you really just say that? stare, which prompted him to modify his statement. What he really meant was that I smelled like a cinnamon roll.

Even better.

Have you ever walked past a Cinnabon store in the mall? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. The aroma is…enticing. ;)

Anyways, this is my cinnamon bun-smelling secret.

I lather this stuff on like frosting. It smells soooo good!

If you’ve never tried Body Shop Body Butter, you’re missing out! It’s especially useful during the winter months when the air inside is so dry.

I also love the coconut scent. And yes, Tim has told me I smell like a coconut as well.

But we’re not talking about coconuts today. We’re talking about cinnamon.

More specifically, Cinnamon Streusel Protein Coffee Cake.

A delicious, moist, cinnamony, crumbly cake which is leaps and bounds better for you than anything from Starbucks.

This was my breakfast yesterday morning. And my midday snack. And my dessert last night.

Each slice contains 10 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 165 calories.

But I challenge you to stop at just one slice. ;-)

Click here for the full recipe, turn on your oven, and go make your kitchen smell like a Cinnabon store.

But if you want to smell like a cinnamon roll, as apparently I do, recommend you stick with the body butter.

Lots of love to you all!

Do you wear lotions and perfumes that smell like food?

I love vanilla and coconut scents! I also remember buying a birthday cake scent at Bath & Body Works several years ago. I wanted to eat it! ;)

What’s your favorite scent?

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    Eeee! I need this cake in my life! Holy yumminess! I love the nutrition stats too. I’ll definitely be trying this. Do you think you can freeze it too?

    I love food scents, especially vanilla. But my favorite scent is my Chanel No. 5 perfume. :)

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    Eeee! I need this cake in my life! Holy yumminess! I love the nutrition stats too. I’ll definitely be trying this. Do you think you can freeze it too?

    I love food scents, especially vanilla. But my favorite scent is my Chanel No. 5 perfume. :)

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I haven’t tried freezing it, but I’m sure you can!

      Love Chanel No. 5 too. So classy!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I haven’t tried freezing it, but I’m sure you can!

      Love Chanel No. 5 too. So classy!

  • Julie

    Yum!! I’m ready for my second breakfast. Or I guess it’s after noon, so I’ll eat a big slice and make it lunch. Thanks for the recipe.

    I love the smell of lavender, but my favorite food scent is probably coconut!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I completely agree with you about the coconut scent! I think I own 5 different coconut lotions. Plus, it makes me feel like I’m in Hawaii. :)

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I completely agree with you about the coconut scent! I think I own 5 different coconut lotions. Plus, it makes me feel like I’m in Hawaii. :)

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Oh my gosh. I NEED to make this asap- this looks fantastic!!!! And 10 grams of protein? Sign.me.up!

    I tend to not wear scents that smell like food- they make me hungry! But I do wear perfume every day… For years I wore Chance by Chanel but now I wear J’Adore by Dior and I love it! I don’t feel dressed without it!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I love both of those perfumes!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Oh my gosh. I NEED to make this asap- this looks fantastic!!!! And 10 grams of protein? Sign.me.up!

    I tend to not wear scents that smell like food- they make me hungry! But I do wear perfume every day… For years I wore Chance by Chanel but now I wear J’Adore by Dior and I love it! I don’t feel dressed without it!

  • http://www.cottercrunch.com Lindsay Cotter

    whoa, that comes hand delivered, right? I need to share a cup of coffee and this with you. <3

  • http://www.myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    This sounds so good! I love the fact that it’s healthier too. I’ve tried the version from Starbucks (the MUCH unhealthier version), and I LOVE it, so needless to say, I’ll be trying this out! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  • http://www.peaceloveandoats.com Katie @Peace Love and Oats

    how many grams is one scoop of your protein powder? I’ve tried various types of powders and their scoops tend to be different sizes, I figured it would make a difference in a baking recipe!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I used JRobb’s vanilla whey, and each scoop contains 24 grams of protein. You’re right–I’ve found that there’s lots of variation too!

  • http://www.healthydivaeats.com katie

    I love smelling like a yummy! I need to find a gingerbread scent! I went to B&B today and overloaded on gingerbread wallflowers and a big candle! I love the smell!!

    Oh man that protein cinnamon bread looks good, BUT damn nothing compares to a cinnabon cinnamon roll, and the ooey gooey middle is the BEST part!

    Love you!!!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      I’ve never tried gingerbread scented lotion! I need to go to B&BW and get my hands on some! And ohmygosh you’re so right–the center of cinnamon rolls is to die for delicious!

      I’m sending you an email tonight about NYC! xoxo

  • http://sweatlikeapig.com/ Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

    I love Body Shop body butter, but it’s soooo expensive here. Like $40 for one container? So it is a very, very rare treat!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      Wow, that’s crazy! We spend half that amount here. I think The Body Shop is British, so once you’re in the UK, you’ll be able to treat yourself more often! :)

  • Sally

    You know me and my love for coconut body butter! Olive is another favorite. I loved their weekend sale: 3 for $30!! Yippee!! Your coffee cake looks so delicious….pleeease make it for me someday. :)

  • http://www.juliegolean.com julie

    haha i would be so happy if someone called me a cinnamon roll sign me up for that scent and this recipe! i have a frosted cupcake air freshener in my car that i loveeee haha and it comes in a little penguin holder! he’s adorable haha bath and body works score!

  • http://healthifulbalance.blogspot.com/ Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    Wowzers that looks DELICIOUS! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    And thanks for your comment on my blog! :) If you want, we could do a foodie swap and I could send you some Kinder and Milka chocolate :D

  • Sarah Smith

    Those look amazing!

  • http://thisitalianfamily.wordpress.com/ Rach

    I LOVE the smell of cinnamon rolls! I used to have a lotion that smelled like that… mm… so delicious. :)

  • http://twitter.com/LiveLearnEat Live Learn Eat

    That looks delicious!

  • http://www.peasandcrayons.com Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

    haha i bet you smell goooood! =) I go for citrusy scents b/c the sweet ones make me snack more! lol — do you notice that at all or is it just me? im a little piggie

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      They definitely make me snacky! Especially cinnamon-vanilla flavors…I start craving cinnamon rolls! (But that’s where this coffee cake is oh so convenient). :-)

  • http://lovesweatbeers.com Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers

    I don’t usually go for food scents, but I do really like the smell of cinnamon and baking cookies. Makes me happy :)

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      Me too!

  • http://www.chicmeetshealthy.blogspot.com Cara @ Chic Meets Healthy

    ooohhhh Sara! I know what I am making for Christmas Eve morning :) you need to put this on Pinterest! I hate to admit it, but when I walk by the Body Shoppe in the mall it immediately gives me a headache. Smell overload! But now I want to go buy that body butter! I love anything pumpkin too :)

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      Yeah, I know what you mean about small overload! I feel that way about Bath and Body Works too! <3

  • http://www.fashionfitnessfoodie.com Alyssakuminski

    um, i will be making that ASAP! looks divine.

    i don’t wear any type of scented items, i used to though!

    my favorite scent is cupcakes!

  • Soo @ Little Miss Fitness

    10 g of protein! Girl, how’d you do that?!! These look to die for!!

    My favorite scent right now is the Bath and Body Works s’mores candle. I usually don’t wear perfumes that smell like food-but I sure like my house to smell like it!

  • http://twitter.com/FoodFash Kristin

    I used to use the papaya body butter in college and, you’re right, it is awesome!

  • http://flopoodle.com Flopoodle

    This looks so good! That’s an awesome protein count per slice, too!

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