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Baking Roundup

If I blogged every time I baked some delicious protein noms then I’d have to create a separate blog for them, so gonna attempt to condense them down to a weekly/fortnightly blog post.  I’ll link recipes where I can, however I tend to tweak the recipe I’ve used.  any alterations will be mentioned though.

PROTEIN BAKING SUNDAY is officially now a thing, so we’ll begin there:

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First up, Banana Nut Muffins, courtesy of Protein Pow! For mine I used 2 tablespoons of cashew butter & 1 tablespoon of peanut Butter.  It will mess with the Macros, but I shouldn’t imagine it’d be too much difference.  Mine were cupcake sized, as opposed to muffins.  Pictured above with some chocolate spread on the top.

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Next (also from Protein Pow!) are Mini blueberry muffins – they’re not on the site, but solely on the app (which is a purchasable download) Er, oats, protein, egg, coconut flour & blueberries. Her recipe states to place two blueberries on top before going in to the oven, but I chose to cut mine up & add them to the mix.

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And finally, baked oatmeal.  Sadly, I googled for a recipe on my phone & cannot find it when I search for it again.  I do remember what was in it though!  Oats, protein powder, coconut, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon & chopped dates.  It went in a loaf tin and baked for what felt like forever, but wow! So good when it came out.  It was my breakfast for a good few days after baking!

Sunday before that:

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MINI cashew & banana muffins – exactly the same as the ones mentioned above, but I made these in miniature.

Then, because I’m not a massive creature of habit (& because a friend linked the website so I *had* to try something from it,) yesterday I made lemon cookies!

I added poppy seeds to mine because Lemon & poppy is amazing! These are (so far) the closest to “proper cookie” kind of texture that I’ve found so far.  I made two batches, one with poppy seeds & one without.  I prefer the one with but they were both incredible.  I may attempt a carrot cake version in the future!

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Banana & Cherry Protein Muffins

I’ve been perusing the internet recently looking for recipes that can still taste amazing, but not be as bad for you as their usual counterparts.  I stumbled across a recipe for oatbran muffins that intrigued me.  I was on Dukan for a while & oatbran was a staple food, but the recipes for cooking with it were heinous.  Anyhoo, Sunday = Extreme rest day so I baked.

The original recipe is from Ambitious Kitchen, I didn’t add applesauce & used whole eggs instead of the whites only.  Here is my version:

  • 1 2/3 cup oat bran
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 small or medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yoghurt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ground vanilla pods
  • tablespoon of agave
  • 1 bag of dried, pitted cherries

I put it all in one bowl & mixed it together, I prefer paper cases to their silicone friends, so opted for those too.  Oven went on 200 degrees & the muffins were baked for around 18 minutes, tada!

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They’re a lot more moist than I was expecting – as I mentioned earlier I’ve trialled Oatbran before & it wasn’t overly appetising…..more like eating little bits of grit.  I’ll have to remember this one & make them again some time!