A few weeks back I was able to sample a pretty cool product: Wholesome Cravings Snack Cake. I had the pleasure of first sampling the Banana Chocolate Chip variety and loved it. Now I am going to share my thoughts on the Pumpkin Spice variety. With fall quickly approaching pumpkin will soon be the focus for many with their baking and lattes. I know I get a little excited when I know that Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Bread are right around the corner!
This protein snack cake combines whey protein, pumpkin, spices and raisins for a powerful snack. It was a great way to refuel after a long run on Saturday with my local running group. We had a potluck to celebrate the Summer Olympics after our run and I brought along this cake to share. There are several other gluten-free members of the running group and I knew they would appreciate having the option, as well as being able to share with the non-gluten-free runners as well. Anytime I can show non-gluten-free eaters now good gluten-free food can be, I jump at the chance.
Ingredients: Whey protein, flaxseed, oat flour, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, baking powder (sodium aluminum sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), baking soda, salt. Contains: milk/dairy.
Are your Protein Snack Cake Mixes and Protein Bars gluten-free?
Our 5 flavors of Protein Snack Cake Mixes are Certified Gluten-Free and are made in a Certified Gluten-Free facility in Vermont. Our 5 flavors of Protein Bars are made without gluten but are not baked in a certified gluten-free facility.
The beauty of this mix is you get to choose the sweetener. Wholesome Cravings recommends agave nectar, but also suggests maple syrup or honey. I chose maple syrup as it is what I had on hand. The mix took less than 10 minutes to whip up and toss into the oven. It did take a little longer to bake then what the box said, but only a few minutes. The cake set up perfectly! I allowed the cake to cool before cutting, as the box instructed, and then sliced to serve the following morning after our run. I really enjoyed the taste and texture of this cake and received lots of positive feedback from friends. I like that the cake isn’t overly sweet and has 12 grams of protein per serving, making it a nice way to refuel after a run or workout. I would say this cake was definitely a hit!
The mixes can be purchased right from the website for $6.50 each. There are also individual bars available for purchase on the website for $2.50 each. Wholesome Cravings can be found in select stores in the state of Vermont.
**This cake mix was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.