Most of us are comfortable with our blenders and protein powders. We may add in some fruits or some greens, but really, all you need is a little water, some ice, and you have a convenient, pretty great tasting, high protein drink in minutes. Yet one of the other great things about whey protein powders (particularly BioTrust’s Platinum1 because of the choice of flavors and the sweeteners we use) is the terrific variety of possible recipes. Enter whey protein baking recipes.
Whether you’re looking for a great weekend breakfast the whole family will love or want to give your kids a healthier version of their favorite treat, these delicious recipes are tried, tested, and kid (and adult) approved.
Coach Cristina’s 3 Favorite Whey Protein Baking Recipes
1. Rice Crispy Treats
- 4 cups brown rice crisps
- ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
- ½ cup brown rice syrup
- 3 scoops Vanilla Cupcake Platinum1
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Grease a 9X9 pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Mix together melted peanut butter, brown rice syrup, protein powder, and vanilla until it forms a dough consistency.
- Add brown rice crisps to the peanut butter mixture and gently stir until evenly coated.
- Add mixture to pan.
- Using a spatula, spread mixture out evenly and press into pan.
- Allow to set. (You can place in refrigerator for 30 – 60 minutes to set more quickly.)
- Cut into 9 equal squares and enjoy!
- Enjoy one of my favorite whey protein baking recipes
Nutrition Facts (per square):
- Calories: 245
- Fat: 10 g
- Carbs: 31 g
- Protein: 12 g
Chef Note: You could certainly substitute the original Rice Krispy cereal for the brown rice crisp cereal I used.
Chef Note: You can use any nut butter you prefer.
Chef Note: I would not recommend using another substitute for the brown rice syrup as this crucial ingredient is used to bind the treats together since we have omitted marshmallows.
2. Chocolate Banana Pancakes
- 2 scoops Chocolate Ice Cream Platinum1
- 2 Tbsp baking mix (e.g., Bisquick)
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 banana, mashed
- 4 Tbsp almond milk
- Combine all dry ingredients together with a whisk.
- In a separate bowl, combine the egg, banana, and almond milk.
- Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray.
- Pour ¼ cup scoops of batter onto the skillet.
- Cook until edges begin to turn brown or the batter bubbles.
- Flip with a spatula, and cook until done.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories: 151
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbs: 12 g
- Protein: 10 g
Chef Notes: I have found that roughly 2 – 3 minutes per side is a good cooking time.
Chef Notes: You can substitute any flavor for this (or really any of these) whey protein baking recipes. Canned pumpkin also works great.
3. Apple Pie Protein Waffles
- 2 scoops Apple Pie A La Mode Platinum1
- ½ cup oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp milk
- ¼ cup almonds, ground
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 2 eggs
- Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until they create a thick batter.
- Preheat your waffle iron and add batter.
Nutrition Facts (per waffle):
Servings: 6 waffles
- Calories: 137
- Fat: 5 g
- Carbs: 14 g
- Protein: 11 g