Baking with Protein

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve posted anything, but it’s been really crazy with lots of things to do out of town, a mini trip to Montreal, and errands to run. Regardless, here are three different recipes I’ve tried over the past few weeks all which include protein powder! At the moment I’ve been baking with Isonatural’s Allmax unflavoured protein, and PEScience’s Select Peanut Butter Cup protein.

Photo heavy post ahead!


Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Protein Bars

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These turned out pretty good! I only wish that I had mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to add into the batter before baking! This was a mix of several different recipes, and I’m pretty happy with the final result. My apologies for only having a phone photo!

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop PEScience Peanut Butter protein
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Mash all bananas.
  2. Add in all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly on a cookie tray.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool, and then cut into 12 pieces.

Macros: 103 calories: 12 carbs, 4 fat, 6 protein per bar.


Low Carb Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins

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I followed a recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking with a few tweaks to the amount of lemon and the protein powder used. Unfortunately, the muffins turned out much, much tinier than I expected, and I’m not sure why other than the fact that it may have been the Greek yogurt I used – I used 2% because I didn’t have any non-fat. I’ll be trying this recipe again with proper Greek yogurt sometime if I get the chance, hopefully with better results.

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Ingredients:

  • 56g coconut flour (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (3g)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder (2g)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda (2g)
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds (8g)
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest (10g)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (14g)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10ml)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (60g)
  • 1/4 cup honey (60ml)
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (30ml)
  • 1/4 cup honey (60ml)
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops Isonatural Allmax unflavoured protein

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Directions:

  1. Whisk together coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt until no lumps remain.
  3. Stir in honey, lemon juice, and almond milk.
  4. Mix in protein powder.
  5. Add the coconut flour mixture, and stir until fully mixed. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Pour batter into lined muffin tins.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cook in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing them and letting them completely cool.

Macros: 84 calories: 7 carbs, 4 fat, 7 protein per muffin

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Protein Cookie Dough (recipe by Amanda Bucci!)

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This is Amanada Bucci‘s recipe, one of my favourite Instagram fitness girls. The only thing I changed was adding in the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop PEScience Select Peanut Butter Cup protein (30g)
  • 14g coconut flour
  • 12g powdered peanut butter (I used Hoosier Hill Farm)
  • 10g chocolate chips
  • 10g peanut butter chips
  • 30g pumpkin puree
  • 30g almond milk

Directions:

  1. Mix protein, coconut flour, powdered peanut butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips.
  2. Mix pumpkin puree and almond milk.
  3. Add wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Split mixture into 4 parts, roll into balls. Refrigerate overnight, and enjoy.

Macros: 89 calories: 7 carbs, 3 fat, 8 protein.

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I have been thinking about this blog the last three weeks, so don’t worry, my chia seed yogurt parfait recipe, applesauce cupcakes, and mini strawberry pies coming up!

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Whole Foods Haul

I went and did a grocery haul at Whole Foods! Since I already had all my basic groceries (protein, vegetables, potatoes, cereal, etc.), this haul was a special snacks + condiments haul. I really tried to stick to buying things that I can’t get anywhere else.

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So here it is in all its glory, from left to right in the back!

  • Grounded flax seeds – for smoothies, fruit, and munching
  • Hemp hearts – see above
  • Simply Protein chips – a snack I found for fun
  • Black Bean spaghetti – pasta made out of black beans – aka a great protein source
  • Smoked salmon – it’s delicious
  • FlaxDelight – I really wanted to try flax milk, but couldn’t find any, so decided to try this flax fortified beverage
  • Real Canadian maple syrup – almost out of maple syrup!
  • Honey – also almost out of honey
  • Strawberries
  • Mixed berry fruit
  • NATUR Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • David’s Mediterranean rub – for meats!
  • Cliff Builder’s protein bar
  • Two avocados

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In case you can’t tell from the photo, I already tore into this bag while at work before taking my haul photo, and man, these were delicious. The macros were crazy, and they were just the right amount of saltiness to curb that chip craving, but with crazy protein macros. Would absolutely buy them again, but my only wish is that they came in larger bags instead of snack sizes. 😦 The environment and I beg you, SimplyProtein.

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Been looking for new spices and rubs for my meats and chicken, and this one looked interesting – will be writing up a post when I use it to make dinner!

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Ever since I saw Brian Turner eat them during the Youtube house, I’ve been scouring grocery stores for them and finaaally found it. The macros are INSANE on these and that’s because the pasta is actually made out of black beans (which have really great protein amounts).  For 1 serving of 56g, it’s 2g fat, 17g carbs, and 25g protein!! Also really looking forward to making this sometime.

I’ve tried the peanut butter, and it tastes AMAZING. Sometimes I forget good expensive peanut butter tastes.

And that’s it! I spent a lot of money, but am really looking forward to trying all the different things out.