Protein Baked Goods

We recently launched the Resolution Revolution Challenge at our gym, 1960 CrossFit.  I thought it would be a great idea for us to get in on the fun because being pregnant makes me crave some pretty interesting things.  I went through a raw cow’s milk phase in my first trimester, which was strange considering I hadn’t had milk since I was a child.  I went through a week where the only thing I ate was citrus. Lately, I’ve been craving rainbow cookies, the kind you can only get from a good deli in NYC.  I haven’t had those since 2001, and I’ve seriously considered calling my cousin to FedEx me some.  I digress. Basically, I thought it would be good for Chad & I to clean up our eating.

We’ve always gone through phases with food.  Vegan.  Strict Paleo.  Zone.  PH Miracle.  Food for Life.  You name it, we’ve tried it. With this challenge, I wanted to take it back to basics.  We’re eating 6 small meals a day with no carbs after 7pm.  We go through about 5 dozen eggs every 4 days, and so far, I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time.

Here are some of my favorite protein baked goods recipes:

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Carrot Cake Protein Muffins
(modified from Jamie Eason)

Ingredients:
• 1 cup oat flour
• 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/8 tsp cloves
• 1/8 tsp nutmeg
• 4 egg whites
• 3/4 cup Stevia in the Raw
• 12 oz water
• 4 carrots
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a
bowl.
3.  Blend carrots and water in a Ninja or other awesome blender
3. Mix egg whites, Stevia, and carrots in a
bowl.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
5. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray (I like coconut oil).
6. Pour ingredients in tin.
7. Bake 20-30 minutes.
8. Enjoy the deliciousness.

Makes 12 muffins
84 calories
1.1g fat
8.8g carb
8.8g protein

Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
(modified from Jamie Eason)

Ingredients:
4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
½ cup almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
3 egg whites
¼ cup Stevia in the raw
½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 granny smith apple (grated)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and mix well.
3. In a smaller bowl, combine egg whites, Stevia, cottage cheese and vanilla and mix well.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix again.
5. Fold in grated apple and mix until combined.
6. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
8. Enjoy!

Makes 12 muffins
85.3 calories
3.2g fat
5.3g carb
10.7g protein

Protein Pancakes
(random find on my fitness pal)

Ingredients:
6oz plain Greek yogurt
1 large egg white
1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
– You can add bananas, blueberries, strawberries, whatever else you want.  Just keep in mind it changes the nutrition info –

Directions:
1.  In a bowl, combine the protein powder, flour, and baking soda and mix until well combined.
2.  In another bowl, combine the egg white and yogurt and mix until well combined.
3.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring as you go. The batter should become thick.
4.  Add in any extras for flavor, and keep mixing until everything is totally combined.
5.  Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
6.  Drop batter by the spoonful into the pan. Pancakes will expand as they cook, so don’t put them too close together.
7.  When little bubbles start to form all throughout the pancake, it’s time to flip it.
8.  Flip it a couple of times until it’s thoroughly cooked.
9.  Put it on a plate and eat up!

Makes 6 large pancakes
314 Calories
34g carbs
1g fat
42g protein

I’d love to hear what y’all think should you try these at home!

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