Are you wondering what to do with your jar of protein powder? Let me tell you that you’re in for a treat as below are dozens of delicious protein powder recipes!
What Are Protein Powder Recipes?
Protein Powder recipes are all these recipes where you include protein powder to increase the quantity of protein.
There are many reasons why one would want to add more protein. It could be:
- To help with muscle recovery after a workout.
- To supplement a diet that is low in protein.
- To feel full and reduce the carb intake.
- To contribute to building muscle.
You might think that all you need to do is add a scoop of protein powder to any recipe, but it’s not that simple.
Adding protein powder can change the texture dramatically and turn a moist cake into a dry cake. As a result, it’s essential to use recipes built from the ground-up to use protein powder.
With the recipes below, you can make:
- Energy Balls
- Chia Pudding
- Banana Bread
- Mug Cakes
Frequently Asked Questions
Protein powder is an ingredient that can be used to make many simple recipes,bread from protein ice cream and shakes to cakes, oatmeal, banana read, cereal bars, cookies, or mug cakes.
Protein powder can be mixed in water, plant-based milk, or most non-sparkling liquids.
So it’s fine to use in most baking recipes.
Absolutely! Protein powder is fine to use in baking recipes. However, you must use a purpose-designed recipe to make sure it works!
Just adding protein powder to a classic recipe often fails.
But with a good recipe with protein powder like the many below, you can cook it in the oven, a pan, or microwave knowing that the recipe will wok.
Protein powder can be mixed in most liquids, from water to plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
Protein powder behaves differently when it cooks, but if you use a baking recipe designed to use protein powder, it’s all designed for that!
No, protein powder is not destroyed by heat, just as meat or eggs and egg whites aren’t destroyed in classic baking recipes.
Above 160°F (70°C), proteins in protein powder start to coagulate. While they are still absorbed by the body and keep the same profile, they tend to take a bit longer to digest.
There are many plant-based protein powder options from Pea Protein, to Peanut Protein, Almond Protein, Rice, Chia Seeds, or Seeds.
You can find all flavors of plant-based powder from vanilla protein powder to strawberry cheesecake powder just as you would with whey protein powder.
Essential amino acids are the nine amino acids that our body can’t produce itself out of the 21 it needs.
Not all protein powder contain all essential amino acids as they don’t all source their protein from complete protein sources.
40+ Recipes With Protein Powder
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40+ Delicious Recipes With Protein Powder (+ Protein Pancakes)
Optional – for unflavored protein powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a mixing bowl, whisk almond milk, yogurt, and lemon juice and set aside while measuring the remaining ingredients.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients evenly: white whole wheat flour, oats, protein powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Stir the milk mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients until a thick pancake batter forms with no lump. It should be pretty thick, and that's normal.
- Warm a pancake griddle greased with a tiny bit of coconut oil over medium heat.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of pancakes batter per pancake on the griddle and spread in a round shape. If the batter is too thick, thin it out by adding an extra splash of almond milk.
- Cook the pancake for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat until dry on the edges, then flip and cook an extra minute until it puffs.
- Cool down on a wire rack and cook the remaining batter.
- Serve with vegan toppings you love like peanut butter, maple syrup, and chia jam.
- Store leftovers for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze and thaw at room temperature the day before serving. Rewarm on a hot pancake griddle or in a bread toaster.