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  • María Fernanda López

Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread (High Protein & Gluten Free)

This recipe is ready to knock your tastebuds out in the most easy way! Hard to resist a good sweet recipe when it's also healthy, nourishing and delicious, right? Well, this monkey bread takes just a few steps to make and I'm sure you are going to love it as much as we did!

For this recipe I kept is very simple but I also wanted to add a twist of some fall flavors such as maple and cinnamon so for that level up I included some protein clusters in maple that will just add that crunch to this epic recipe. We are keeping it gluten free as well!

Gluten Free Monkey Bread

About this Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread:

How can we say no to a cozy and easy desserts? There's something irresistible about the taste and texture that I just couldn't resist using this maple cinnamon cereal in a cake! This recipe is low carb, high protein and easy to make.

In this recipe we are using simple ingredients and nutrient dense. From the MCT to thickness, protein and some greek yogurt to the recipe... just easy and delicious recipe that you cannot miss out.

The Base, Vegan Protein Goodness:

Adding some protein powder for extra creaminess and a satisfying filling. I have been also obsessed with the Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Plant Based Protein, their ingredients are always the best and the taste is always delicious too, this smooth vanilla is basically a healthy, dreamy and indulgent vanilla milkshake (keto and gluten free!).

And for this recipe the pea protein and coconut flour adds the density and consistency we want to create the balls for this iconic recipe inspired by the classic Monkey Bread. But instead this one is gluten free, low carb, and high protein.

Crunchy, melts in your mouth and just the best of both worlds. For snack or dessert these bars are just a great idea and good to keep in your freezer, no need to bake or cook... so this recipe is basically fail proof.

Gluten Free Monkey Bread

Made with simple ingredients and minimal steps that makes these bars even better and convenient, only the best way to start the day; gluten free, low carb and dreamy tasting snack, breakfast or treat. In a cake... breakfast or snack! Sign this recipe reporting for duty!

And because we all love a good easy and convenient snack I kept it super easy, made with the simplest ingredients that are also good for you!

Key Ingredients:

Okay, so as I mentioned earlier I'm using Nuzest Vanilla Pea Protein hat it's also low carb, high protein and gluten free. It's just perfect and I loveeee it so much. But I'm also using protein clusters to add a little of extra crunch to the recipe, the ones I'm using are from Iwon Organics. The chunks in here are huge and so tasty so you can bet they did a great job in this recipe.

Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread:

A very complete recipe here! They key is always choosing better ingredients; in this occasion we are adding that sweetness with granulated monk fruit as a replacement of regular sugar that has a lower impact in blood sugar.

The maple granola clusters, cinnamon and vanilla protein creates a perfect fall and satisfying recipe, for snack or desert! You just have to make these easy protein bars.

Super nutrient dense and extremely easy to make! Only mix, create the little bites and bake! This recipe took me less than 20 minutes to prepare, plus 30-35 minutes for baking.

Nutritional Benefits of this Recipe:

Well, we are keeping it gut friendly and low sugar by using monk fruit, almond flour and coconut flour. We are also adding some protein and probiotics from the greek yogurt for that boost or gut love and diversity we want.

The protein here is also key, proteins are made from amino acids that are the building blocks from our DNA, plus we all know that they are key part of the recovery of our muscle from the every day activities.

The MCT oil is another ingredient that might no have vitamins but it helps with the absorption of the vitamins from the applesauce. Keeping it simple but functional.

Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • High Protein

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

High Protein & Gluten Free

The end result

Chewy and soft thanks to the combination of greek yogurt with the flours and granola. This cake is flavorful and easy to make that will even be great to make with your kids, or by anyone with little experience in the kitchen. The texture of the granola with the creaminess of the protein and greek yogurt is just perfect!

As dessert, snack or breakfast! This maple cinnamon monkey bread is just a dream that will make you want to make more, these are THICK and so flavorful... so irresistible!

High Protein & Gluten Free

Perfect to enjoy at any time of the day; morning or evening. These can be also stored in the freezer and enjoy to satisfy that sweet tooth without all the inflammatory effects from gluten and sugars at any time.

Pro tip: You can even serve it some Lakanto Keto Maple syrup!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a high protein, low carb and gluten free maple cinnamon protein cake!

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Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

By María Fernanda López

Serves 4-8 servings



  • 1/2 cup of almond flour

  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour

  • 1/2 cup of Nuzest vanilla pea protein (PURELYHL for discount)

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • 1 cup of Iwon Organics - Maple Protein Granola Clusters

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp of MCT Oil

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp of greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup of monk fruit


  • Leftover Granola


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Add the pea protein (can substitute for coconut flour), the granola, baking soda, cinnamon monk fruit, coconut and almond flour.

  3. Add the MCT, egg, greek yogurt, vanilla extract and mix well.

  4. Transfer to a silicone silicone dish.

  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

  6. Cut into 4-8 pieces and enjoy!


Nutritional Information per serving of 8 (184.5 kcal)

Fat: 9.35g

Carbs: 18g

Fiber: 6g

Net Carbs:12g

Protein: 10.4g


Maple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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