Beechies Bakehouse Review

Kim of Beechies Bakehouse was kind enough to send me some samples of her protein bakery treats, and to say I was excited when they came in the mail is an understatement.

I received the mug cake flavors, which include carrot cake, banana nut muffin, and tropical cake, and also the brownies.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to devour in one of the treats, so I went with my number one choice (as always): the chocolate!

Brownie

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I. Loved. This. The brownie on its own is kind of chewy, and doesn’t quite have the exact moist texture of a real brownie, but you certainly wouldn’t miss the real deal with this brownie anyways. It’s great on its own, but I do prefer to mix it with other things, such as yogurt or ice cream. It makes it seem more like a real brownie that way. That being said, I still had a hard time trying to make these last for at least more than 1 day, and I had 6 of them!

Next, I tried the carrot cake mug cake.

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The smell was ah-mazing. It reminded of the aroma that fills the house during Christmastime. When I was mixing the batter, I had to sneak a taste, and it was as tasty as it smelled! Perfectly sweet and not overwhelmed with spice. When trying the final product though, it seemed like the sweetness died down and the cake got a little dry. Combining it with the yogurt in this parfait definitely helped bring some of the moisture back into the cake. It was still good, but after trying the batter, I was a little disappointed with the final texture. However, it is also a possibility that I cooked it for too long for the size of the mug I was using.

Up next on my list was the banana nut muffin.

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I loved this one! It started as an opposite reaction of the carrot cake mug cake. The batter didn’t really excite me, but once it was cooked and I took a bite, it was amazing. There is a mild sweetness to the cake, and there are walnut pieces inside to give it a nice break in texture and adds warmth to the dish.

Finally, and sadly, the last product I tried was the tropical cake.

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The batter smelled amazing. I was hesitant to try this because a warm tropical cake doesn’t sound like the best cup of tea. However, I was proven wrong with first bite. There were little pineapple chunks in it, giving it a very true tropical feel. I was immediately transported back to my vacation in Hawaii. This cake was good warm, but also delicious in a refreshing green berry smoothie!

Overall, I highly recommend these products. High in protein, low in carbs and sugar, and they taste amazing. You can use “hana10” for 10% off your purchase as well!

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Healthy Fudgey Lava Cake

My all time favorite dessert is anything with chocolate. I was just playing around the kitchen, and came up with this!

It started out with making the infamous #beltsanderbrownie from Instagram, but I honestly couldn’t stand the protein taste no matter what protein powder I used. I slowly started taking out the protein, and eventually I took it out completely and came up with my own healthy brownie. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

-1/3 cup whole wheat flour

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-1 to 2 tbs dark cocoa powder

-1/3 milk of choice + extra water for consistency

-chocolate stevia

-highly recommended: chocolate chips

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-optional: coconut oil

-optional: cinnamon

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Directions:

1) Combine the flour, baking powder & dark cocoa powder. Mix.

2) Add in your milk, optional coconut oil, and optional cinnamon. Mix.

3) Microwave 0:30 sec first to see how “liquidy” it still is. Mix it up. Usually I have to do an additional 0:12 sec, mix, and then 0:07 sec.

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4) Let it cool a little.

5) Add chocolate chips, and whatever other toppings you want!

4 ingredient Cinnamon Mugcake

I don’t know about you, but I have so many recipes bookmarked and pinned on Pinterest that I want to try, but I am just too darn lazy to make all of them! I’m especially in love with mug cakes right now because they’re one serving, and I have a lack of self-control when it comes to delicious food.

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One day I was really craving a mug cake (is that a weird craving to have?), but was too tired and lazy to pull out the flours, baking powder, oils, and whatever else typical mug cakes use. So instead, I improvised and it turned out better than I expected! And the best part is, it’s super easy and affordable.

You don’t need oil or flour or baking powder with this recipe either because the base ingredient doesn’t stick to the sides and is a natural “riser” once you microwave it.

Ingredients:

–1/2 cup egg whites

–2 tbs unsweetened apple sauce OR half a mushed banana

–1 packet stevia

–1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon, depending on how strong of cinnamon flavor you like (I used about 1/2 tsp…or more. I really like cinnamon)

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Directions:

Pour the egg whites into a mug. Add in the packet of stevia and desired amount of cinnamon. Mix it well. Put into the microwave for 1:30 min. Take the mug out and add your apple sauce or mushed banana. Mix a little bit. Microwave for another 1:30. Depending on the power of your microwave, this time may vary slightly, but this is where mine was nice and puffed up. Top with extra cinnamon and slices of banana!

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What’s your go-to mug cake recipe?