A belated happy birthday to the King of The Netherlands. Or at least: by the time this blogpost is live; his birthday is already over. But that doesn’t make this typical Dutch treat less delicious. Check out the ‘stroopwafel’ protein cake I made in order to celebrate the King’s birthday:
DUTCH & DELICIOUS
Cheers to Holland, cheers to this amazing stroopwafel cake. Or should I say: protein bread? Because in fact it is the fancy version of a banana bread. So welcome to this delicious creature. If you want to bake it yourself; you can find the recipe down below.
Not only the outside is filled with the most delicious Dutch treats there are; the inside is also filled with some real ‘stroopwafels’ and ‘stroopwafel spread’. I must say the stroopwafel spread I bought was a real winner. I found it at the Lidl in Amsterdam and I think it was there in celebration of Kingsday.
‘THE STROOPWAFEL PROTEIN CAKE’- RECIPE
What’s inside this delicious Dutch treat?
These are all the ingredients I used for the cake aka the base:
- 200 grams of ultra fine oats
- 2-3 tbsp of coconut baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 3 medium bananas
- 200 ml of unsweetened almond milk
- 2 scoops of white chocolate protein powder (you can choose your own protein flavour)
- 2-3 spoons of the stroopwafel caramel spread
HOW TO BAKE IT?
- Pre heat the oven (180 degrees) and put the stroopwafel cake in the oven for 35-45 minutes.
- Check every once in a while if the base is solid
- If yes: take it out of the oven. If not: leave it in the oven for a few more minutes. The outside needs to be crusty, but the inside needs to be a bit sticky
On top of the banana bread I put all my favorite Dutch treats. I will tell you what food products I used. Here we go:
- Zaanse huisjes: the milk chocolate-coated cookies
- Stroopwafels: caramel cookies; the best Dutch treat there is
- Stroopwafel spread: this spread is delicious and you can buy it at the Lidl (supermarket in Holland)
- OOT Granola: the best granola in The Netherlands: it’s gluten free, it’s low in sugar and super crazy delicious. I used the flavour ‘crunchy nuts’, but there are 3 others flavours too that you can use
- Tony Chocolonely: for sure the best Dutch chocolate there is: Tony Chocolonely. They really nailed it with all the flavoured chocolate bars. The one I used? Tony Chocolonely caramel sea salt. Gosh, such a winner
This spread was the real game changer. I put 2-3 big spoons of ‘stroopwafel caramel’ spread inside the cake and it made it so creamy. Not dry at all. Also put a few little pieces inside the cake and it will totally melt into it. Such a winner.
This was my delicious Saturday breakfast: a piece of the stroopwafel cake I made and the frozen quark with chocolate, OOT Granola and some cookies on the side. So crazy delicious. I would really recommend baking this for ANY FRIEND you know that wants to ‘taste’ Holland. This is THE taste.
So far my delicious Dutch treat. I hope you recreate it yourself, because I’m super curious what you think of the flavour – and if you even like Dutch treats like this.