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Spiced Zucchini Protein Loaf

High Protein Spiced Zucchini Protein Loaf recipe from Bulk Nutrients

Makes: 9 servesCalories: 190Difficulty Level: ModeratePreparation time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutesTotal time: 60 minutes


For the cake base:

  • 1 scoop (30g) Bulk Nutrients WPI, WPC, Thermowhey or Protein Matrix in Vanilla
  • 1½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raw honey or agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil - melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup grated zucchini (about 1 1/2 zucchinis)

For the cream cheese icing:

  • 120g lite cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 teaspoons of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pecans - chopped


To make the cake base:

  1. Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Step 2: Line an 8 x 8 inch tin with baking paper.
  3. Step 3: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Step 4: In another bowl, combine the honey, apple sauce, coconut oil, egg and vanilla.
  5. Step 5: Slowly sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well.
  6. Step 6: Fold in the zucchini and mix well.
  7. Step 7: Pour the batter into the lined tin.
  8. Step 8: Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Step 9: Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

To make the icing:

  1. Step 1: In a bowl place the cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup and mix until smooth.
  2. Step 2: Spread the icing mix onto the completely cooled cake.
  3. Step 3: Store finished cake in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Spiced Zucchini Protein Loaf Nutrition Panel
Average Quantity Per ServingAverage Quantity Per 100g
Energy (kJ)7761110
Protein (g)4.15.8
Fat (g)3.55.0
(saturated) (g)0.30.4
Carbohydrates (g)31.945.5
(sugars) (g)17.024.4
Sodium (mg)3347
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Formerly working as part of Bulk Nutrients R&D team for many years, Nicole Frain is a food scientist, personal trainer and a professional international cyclist.

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