Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake

My friend Merri may be my blog’s number one fan and I just love it! She’s always sending me awesome recipe ideas and pictures of her meals.

Merri (top left), Me and My Girlfriends

Last night at girl’s holiday movie night Merri brought me two protein breakfast cakes she made this week.

Like me, Merri works out in the morning. After eating a small bowl of oatmeal before her workouts, she’d still feel lightheaded in the gym. Her trainer told her to incorporate more protein into her morning meal. Since she is at the gym early, she wanted to eat something she could grab quickly and found a recipe for a protein-packed breakfast cake.

Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake

She made the cake into muffins to create a grab-and-g0 breakfast. I loved this lil’ cake! I gobbled one up last night and ate the other one she gave me after my morning run. This recipe is great pre- or post-run fuel.

Merri’s Protein-Packed Breakfast Cake


  • 2 packets of oatmeal (banana bread flavor or Kashi Golden Brown maple oatmeal work really well)
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 6 tbsp Splenda or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (sprinkle on top before baking as well)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients and bake in oven in a 9×9 pan or make individual servings in a muffin pan for approximately 20 minutes.

(You may also find this recipe here.)


This morning I went for a run with my favorite running buddy, little Miss Sadie. She’s the best running partner because she always goes my pace and is ridiculously excited to be running. Plus I like to say things like “only one more mile, Sadie” to make me feel better offer her encouragement. It’s nice to have her cute little face look up at me when I’m plugging away.

Today we ran for an hour. Once again it was very foggy. My hair and eyelashes were wet from all the moisture.

Orlando Fog


Breakfast today was easy and yummy and very similar to Monday’s morning meal.

  • Chobani Greek yogurt
  • Clementine
  • Kay’s Naturals honey almond cereal
  • Yogi Tahitian vanilla hazelnut tea

Tuesday's Breakfast

Festive Clementine

Kay's Naturals Honey Almond Cereal

Easy and tasty – that’s all I ask!

Engagement Gift

Ryan and I have been fortunate to receive some really thoughtful and wonderful engagement gifts. Last night we received one of our very favorites from my Aunt Barbara and Uncle Randall.

Engagement Gift

How wonderful is that picture? It already found a home on our wall. 😀

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

16 Responses

  1. I love my Kindle, I got it for MBA graduation and it is by far my favorite!

  2. aw thats a great engagement gift. too cute.

    I wish Eddie was more of a runner. I have to encourage him a little more than I should 🙂

  3. Ohmigosh I LOVE that picture! It is too cute!

  4. I love the way Merri spells her name!

    I think Boomer is my favorite gift 🙂

  5. I am your number one fan!! I love your blog!! haha My favorite gift…hmmm, I’ve received a lot of really nice ones but probably my Diamond studs from Pete or the Keith Urban concert Leah took me to for my birthday one year.

  6. Oh that picture is SO cute! Love it. What a great gift. The best gift I ever got was my engagement ring from my hubby. 🙂

  7. That picture is awesome!!

    I also love the recipe for the protein cakes…that is going to be on my “to-try” list for this week.. I love finding good healthy alternatives to pre-workout eats rather than the overly processed bars. Thanks!

  8. thos elook amazing!! & you and your friends are all so pretty 🙂


  9. Those muffins look so yummy!

    Just a random thought…I would be careful posting pictures of where you run. Both Morgan ( and I live in Orlando and she had some creepy dude try to contact her and follow the places we have run before. You just never know who is reading on this great internet of ours!

  10. Wow, that is an awesome engagement gift! I wish I had some quality pics like that. We had a friend who is just getting into photography take ours and as aweful as this sounds…i wish I had better pics!

  11. Those cakes look yummy!

    New SAHALE SNACKS giveaway, music, food + fitness –

    Happy TUESDAY!


  12. OMG I LOVE that picture.. beautiful.. what a fabulous gift! You and your girlfriends are adorable 🙂

  13. […] is a recipe I stole from my friend Julie’s blog… for some delicious Protein Packed Breakfast Cakes that I can’t wait to […]

  14. […] figure out something to do with it. Props to Merri’s recipe (found on Julie’s blog here)- it is really […]

  15. […] made the protein bars yesterday after reading about them from Ms. Peanut Butter Fingers. They are SO good! The amount of protein you’re getting really depends on your portion size […]

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