May 10

Cinnamon Pecan Snack Cake with Chobani Drizzle

Just when I’m moving back to Houston, this happens.


Come on, man! If you now hate me because you came here for food and I link to a picture of that…sorry. But then there is this. Which is definitely one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. I’ll blame my strange picture posting on my lack of rational thought because i’m low on sleep because of finals. This lack of sleep also caused me to lick a hot skillet when I was making breakfast tacos before 6am a couple days ago. There was some egg-arugula-deliciousness in the skillet so I couldn’t just leave it there. It was kinda like one of those moments when you grab a curling iron to see if it’s hot. Really not smart. And ouch.


I need some sleep. Or maybe just this cute pillows. Actually I want the entire alphabet…how fun would that be? I wonder if you can fill out a wedding registry on Because seriously every single email they send me is filled with cute, wonderful things to distract me from actual important life stuff.

Stuff like finding random restaurants I want to go to in cities that I have never been to and don’t have any plans on going to in the near future. There is actually a list on my phone with a list of restaurants from random cities around the U.S. that I want to go to. Here are the current contenders on the Restaurants-i-have-to-go-to List…Fort Collins, Seattle, and New York. Oh…and I want to eat everything on this menu. And then this place in Houston.


Someone needs to come join me for fun lunch dates. I’ll bring cookies for dessert. Or we could just go here. I wish they served crepes stuffed with greek yogurt instead of crepes stuffed with whipped cream and whatnot. Wouldn’t that be fun?

I love me some greek yogurt. Especially the beautiful greek yogurt from the beautiful people at Chobani who are just the sweetest people ever. Since they’ve been showing me so much love lately, I wanted to make a recipe with some creamy Chobani goodness. So behold…Cinnamon Pecan Snack Cake with Chobani Drizzle.


This cake is slightly denser than a light, fluffy cake you would make from a box cake mix but it is still delicious in it’s own way. Not in an only-a-mother-could-love-it kind of way but in a I-would-totally-eat-another-slice kind of way.


Cinnamon Pecan Snack Cake with Chobani Dizzle

make 6 small cake pieces

1/2 cup oat flour, packed

1/2 cup sweet rice flour, packed

3 Tbsp coconut flour, packed

1/3 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped, divided

2 eggs

2 Tbsp almond milk, original

3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

4 Tbsp applesauce, unsweetened

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)

1 tsp vanilla

Cake Icing and Toppings

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

2 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine oat flour, sweet rice flour, coconut flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and 1/3 cup chopped pecans. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, applesauce, greek yogurt, and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together until smooth. Spray a loaf pan (yes, like the little pan you would make a loaf of bread in) with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with oat flour. Scoop in cake batter and smooth the top down. Sprinkle the remaining chopped pecans over the top and gently press them into the batter. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing from pan and allowing cake to cool completely before icing.

For the icing, combine greek yogurt and honey in a bowl. Scoop greek yogurt into a small ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Pipe icing over cake and sprinkle with additional chopped pecans.


14 comments on “Cinnamon Pecan Snack Cake with Chobani Drizzle”

  1. OH. my god. EW giant snails…that is NOT the way I wanted to start my Friday morning, knowing that disease-carrying creatures are practically IN my BACKYARD…however, thanks for the heads up. Eww. On another note: Haven: I’ve only been once and it was fabulous. If you go, the chocolate ice box pie is AMAZING. Oh, except you don’t do dairy? Boo. Well, I’m sure everything else is fabulous. And Backstreet! I <3 their seasonal menus SO much! God, everything does look delicious. And I've been meaning to go to Sweet Paris since its so close to my place! I nominate myself as a fun lunch date partner sometime! Is that allowed? :)

    Also, this cake. Also not what I should be looking at Friday morning because now I want to do nothing but eat it!!! Or make it + eat it :) Nice photos!

    • I had no idea you were from Houston!! So fun!:) Did you grow up here? (…is that creepy to ask?)

      • Haha nope, not creepy (for me at least)! I actually grew up in in the Bay Area but moved here to go to Rice. And then stayed to work! How about you?

        • Oh neat! I think Rice is such a beautiful campus. Love me some oak trees:) My sister is dating a nice Italian boy that’s at Rice now. And I considered getting married in the Rice Chapel (my fiances Uncle went to Rice so he could have got us in haha) until I realized it only held ~100…not big enough.

          I grew up in Cypress and then headed up to A&M for school. Just finally moved back to the Houston area and couldn’t be happier. I love it here:)

  2. I love that you have a list of restaurants you want to go to in random cities! My sister and I have our own list that just keeps getting bigger and bigger! If you’re every near Pennsylvania, we’ll take you up on that lunch date! The place you have on your list in NYC looks delicious!

    • If I find myself in Pennsylvania, I’ll be sure to take you up on that offer:) and that NYC restaurant does look great! I’m not vegan but who cares!! One time I took my fiancé to a vegan restaurant in Colorado and didn’t tell him it was vegan beforehand because he so wouldn’t have gone. We got there and were looking at the menu and he looked up all of the sudden and said, “is this place the ‘V’ word?” It was hilarious haha:)

      • It’s so much fun to try different restaurants! The best part about going to a new city is researching what kinds of restaurants the area has to offer! The best pizza place I have ever been to in Philadelphia was vegan. It took awhile to convince our family to tag along with us, but after they tried the pizza they were impressed themselves. That’s hilarious your fiancé called it the ‘v’ word. But hey, he’s a keeper for trying out those places with you! :)

  3. you just made my day! my super allergic husband can eat this! the only thing I have to sub is the baking powder, and that’s easy! yayyy!! :D I don’t have very many cakes that I can make for him, so he’s going to like this a lot :)

  4. I would definitely go back for another slice of this beauty! And I would totally go on lunch dates with ya. I’m THAT person that looks at the menus of a bunch of restaurants that I’ve never been to and imagine what I would order. *sigh* :)

    • Haha that’s totally me too!! Fantasizing about all things delicious food is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. Can I even call that a hobby? Not sure. But whatev, totally one of my favorite things to do:):))

  5. This cake looks amazing! And I love the Chobani drizzle! It would also be kind of incredible to use apple cinnamon yogurt (I think both Chobani and Fage make that flavor) instead of plain. :)

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