Courgette and Poppy Seed Cake

Courgette and Poppy Seed Cake

Courgette is a truly versatile vegetable, but did you know that it goes wonderfully in cakes? Check out my recipe for a super-healthy, moist, spicy courgette cake with poppy seeds, made with oat flour, coconut flour and protein powder.

Cooking Time

45 minutes


Serving: 122 calories per 100g slice (Recipe makes about 7 slices) Macros: Protein: 10g, Carb: 9g, Fat: 6g


  • Eggs (large) – 3
  • Oat Flour – 50g
  • Coconut Flour – 15g
  • Whey Protein Powder (unflavoured) – 15g
  • Greek Yogurt (0% fat) – 125g
  • Coconut Oil – 10g
  • Courgettes (grated) – 250g
  • Poppy Seeds – 15g
  • MyProtein Coconut Flavour Drops (or any sweetener to taste) – 8 drops
  • Baking Powder – 7g
  • Sea Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger Powder – 1/4 tsp


  • Add the eggs to a big bowl, and beat for a few minutes.

  • Add rest of the ingredients (except carrots) to the bowl, and gently mix with a large spoon.

  • Now add courgettes, and gently fold them into the mixture.

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, grease it with low calorie oilve oil cooking spray, and add the batter.

  • Bake in a pre-heated oven in the middle rack at 200 C for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let it cool completely.

  • Optionally, spread some maple syrup on top and sprinkle raisins and walnuts over it. (Note that topping is not included in the macro calculation above.) Enjoy!