Friday, May 15, 2009

Chocolate Almond Panini

OMG this was sooooo good! Our sweet treat during the season finale of Grey's Anatomy last night. Did you see it? I won't give anything away for anyone who has it DVR'd but... whoa.


Shelly's Chocolate Almond Panini

2 slices Shelly's Almond 5 Minute Protein Cake (recipe below)
1 Tablespoon Smucker's Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping
Panini Grill or George Foreman Grill
Pam

Slice the Almond Cake. Cooled cake works best.


Spread fudge topping between two slices of the cake and sandwich them together.


Place on a Pam sprayed grill. Grill till golden.


Shelly's Almond 5 Minute Protein Cake

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Almond Torani Syrup
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
2 Tablespoons Almond Meal
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Pinch salt
1 - 2 cup Measuring Cup or Microwave Safe Mug

In a measuring cup or microwave safe mug, Mix egg, milk, syrup and oil and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, almond meal, protein powder and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined.

Nuke in microwave for 2 minutes (my microwave is getting old and needs 20 seconds added now.)


Let it sit for three or so minutes (it pulls away from the sides) before tipping the cake onto a plate. Yields 4-5 slices.

A super yummy dessert or breakfast.

The possibilities are endless. Banana Caramel Nut Cake with Chocolate, Peanut Butter or Mashed Banana filling. Apple Cinnamon Cake with Apple Butter or Almond Butter. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter or Banana. Projects for my next 3 AM insomnia bout.

5 comments:

Erica Hanks said...

Wow!! What a Grey's!! Sheesh! And HOW long do we have to wait for the new season??

KAYCU2 said...

What is the calorie and protein count and how much is a serving? I get to eat real foo tuesday. I love your recipes! Thank you

Michelle "Shelly" said...

It's going to be a long summer.

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Thanks. I'm glad you enjoy my blog. I started it just to keep my friends and family up to date on my journey so it's neat to me that others have found it useful.

I don't put the nut info on any of my recipes because... nutrition facts can vary so widely... on my plan I use full fat cheese, full fat mayo, butter, olive oil, others may use low fat cheese or horrors that non fat toxic waste, what percentage % fat of beef, etc. Plus serving size can vary what I eat as an almost 3 year post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, or 4 year post-op. The numbers would swing like a pendulum.

In this recipe just changing the fat content on the milk will make a HUGE difference in the #'s.

What I do when I need to find the nut info is go to fitday.com type in each individual ingredient, add those totals and divide by the # of servings I get from the dish.

I understand sparkpeople and some other sites will give you nut info too but I've not used them.

Hope this helps,
~Michelle

Nicole said...

is it ok if i use this instead of the pancake mix?

http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Gluten-Free-22-Ounce/dp/B000EDBPQ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1242655562&sr=1-2

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Nicole, It should work fine ;)