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5 Minute Microwave Protein Brownie Recipe

5 Minute Microwave Protein Brownie Recipe

This protein brownie recipe is for those who need chocolate RIGHT FREAKING NOW!! :) It takes only a few minutes to prepare, and all you need is some basic protein buff ingredients, a mug, a spoon, and your trusty microwave. It’s sugar free, gluten free, super low carb, and ooey gooey chocolatey delicious.

My boyfriend Sam and I were watching the Junos a few weeks ago, and were both craving something chocolatey. There was no chocolate in the house, and we needed something that could be prepared during the five minute commercial break. Sam gave up, thinking it an impossible feat, but I wasn’t prepared to ignore the rumbling in my tummy quite yet. I remembered seeing a commercial for some microwave mug cake product, and thought why not a microwave protein brownie?! Eureka! The recipes makes enough to be shared by two, but it’s healthy as heck, so if you devour the whole thing by yourself, I won’t judge ;)

5 MINUTE PROTEIN BROWNIE RECIPE
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Recipe type: Dessert
Diet: High Protein
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Serves: 2
 
Have a chocolate craving that needs quenching ASAP? This protein brownie recipe is quick and easy, AND super healthy. Ready in 5 minutes and uber yum!
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp Erythritol
  • 2 packets of Stevia Balance Powder
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter (or 2 Tbsp coconut oil and a pinch of salt for paleo/vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk, or any milk of your choice
  • 4 Tbsp unflavored whey protein powder (or a paleo/vegan protein of choice)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Melt butter/oil in mug, mix in almond milk.
  2. Mix in all the dry ingredients.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute. It should still be a bit gooey - if you overcook, it will turn into a brick.
  4. You're done, grab a spoon and enjoy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO
Serving size: ½ a mug Calories: 178 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 4 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 120 Fiber: 3 Protein: 13

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Lemon Whey Protein Cupcakes

Lemon Protein Cupcakes With Healthy Frosting

I love lemony anything, and this lemon whey protein cupcakes recipe certainly fits the bill. As I mentioned in my Vanilla Protein Cupcakes Recipe, I added too much cream to my protein frosting, so it didn’t turn out quite as thick and creamy as I’d hoped. I’ve adapted the recipe for you guys though, so yours should turn out even better than mine!

Also, you may have noticed that my most recent recipes look a bit different. I’ve started implementing a new feature that will make my search listings in Google have more pizazz, and it has a few features that you guys might find kinda cool too. You now have the option to save my recipes to Ziplist, which gives you your own personal online recipe box, customizable shopping lists, and offers awesome deals and coupons on the grocery items on your list. Cool huh? There’s thousands of other participating recipe sites and blogs, so you can use Ziplist to gather all your favorite recipes in one place, easy buy the ingredients you need, and get some great deals too. Win!

Another feature that’s going to be on all my new recipes, is a star rating system. Just under the comment box on each of my new recipe posts, it says “rate this recipe”, and to the right are five little stars. I would love if you would rate my recipes so that other readers can see how popular I am ;)

Anyhoo, on to the lemon protein cupcakes recipe!

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LEMON WHEY PROTEIN CUPCAKES
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Recipe type: Dessert
Diet: High Protein
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Serves: 12
 
This lemon protein cupcakes recipe make 12 zesty whey protein cupcakes that are sure to impress. The perfect balance of sweet and sour, yummers!
INGREDIENTS
(For Lemon Whey Protein Cupcakes)
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup 2% plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • ¾ cup white flour
  • ¾ cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ⅔ cup erythritol
  • 6 packs stevia powder
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
(For Lemon Buttercream Protein Frosting)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • up to 2 Tbsp 10% cream
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon oil extract
  • 1 cup unflavored whey protein
  • 1 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 packs stevia powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
INSTRUCTIONS
(For Lemon Protein Cupcakes)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
  2. Cream the butter, then mix in the erythritol and stevia.
  3. Beat in the eggs, then the buttermilk and lemon juice and zest.
  4. Mix all of the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Bit by bit, mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  6. Place cupcake liners in tray, give them a quick mist of olive oil spray to help avoid sticking.
  7. Pour batter evenly into cupcake liners, about ¾ of the way full.
  8. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, be careful not to overcook or they'll get dry and rubbery.
(For Lemon Buttercream Protein Frosting)
  1. While the protein cupcakes are baking, grab another two bowls and your electric mixer, and mix up your protein frosting.
  2. Cream the butter first, and add in the lemon juice, half the zest, and lemon oil.
  3. Mix up the whey protein, erythritol powder, and icing sugar in another bowl.
  4. Slowly add the dry mix into the butter mix. Add some cream only if it's too thick, but be careful not to add too much or you'll get more of a sticky icing like me lol
  5. When protein cupcakes are baked and cooled, top them with your buttercream protein frosting, either with a piping bag or spatula, and garnish with a sprinkling of the rest of the lemon zest.
  6. Enjoy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO
Serving size: 1 cupcake Calories: 275 Fat: 13.8 Carbohydrates: 21.7 Sugar: 12.2 Sodium: 165 mg Fiber: 2.3 g Protein: 16.8

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Vanilla Protein Cupcakes

Vanilla Protein Cupcakes

I’ve been wanting to create a basic vanilla protein cupcakes recipe for awhile now. Something simple that can be used as a base for other flavors and varieties of protein cupcakes. After a few attempts, I am happy with the protein cupcake base, but the vanilla buttercream protein frosting still needs some work. I put too much cream in, so it ended up as more of a sticky icing. Still delicious, but a bit messy. I adapted the frosting recipe for you guys, so it should be more cooperative for you than it was for me!

VANILLA PROTEIN CUPCAKES RECIPE
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Diet: High Protein
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Vanilla protein cupcakes with a buttercream icing, yum! This whey protein cupcakes recipe makes a 12 delicious healthy little craving busters, try em!
INGREDIENTS
(For Vanilla Protein Cupcakes)
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup 2% plain greek yogurt
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of vanilla powder (optional)
  • ¾ cup white flour
  • ¾ cup unflavored whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ⅔ cup erythritol
  • 6 packs stevia powder
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
(For Buttercream Protein Frosting)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • up to 4 Tbsp 10% cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unflavored whey protein
  • 1 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 packs stevia powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of vanilla powder (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
(For Vanilla Protein Cupcakes)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
  2. Cream the butter, then mix in the erythritol and stevia.
  3. Beat in the eggs, then the buttermilk and vanilla.
  4. Mix all of the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  5. Bit by bit, mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  6. Place cupcake liners in tray, give them a quick mist of olive oil spray to help avoid sticking.
  7. Pour batter evenly into cupcake liners, about ¾ of the way full.
  8. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, be careful not to overcook or they'll get dry and rubbery.
(For Vanilla Buttercream Protein Frosting)
  1. While the cupcakes are baking, grab another two bowls and your electric mixer, and mix up your protein frosting.
  2. Cream the butter first, and add in the vanilla and 2 Tbsp of cream.
  3. Mix up the whey protein, erythritol powder, and icing sugar in another bowl.
  4. Slowly add the dry mix into the butter mix. Add more cream if it's too thick, but be careful not to add too much or you'll get more of a sticky icing like me lol
  5. When protein cupcakes are baked and cooled, top them with your buttercream protein frosting, either with a piping bag or spatula.
  6. Enjoy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO
Serving size: 1 cupcake Calories: 276 Fat: 14.1 g Carbohydrates: 20.1 Sugar: 12.6 Sodium: 171 mg Fiber: 2.1 g Protein: 17 g

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Up Up And Away!

Screenshot 2014-04-16 23.06.47Hey there protein buffs, it’s been a really inspiring few days! I officially launched Protein Buff on Facebook and Twitter on Monday, April 14th, and the response has been incredible! Over 200 visitors to the site in the first 48 hours, and all thanks to you guys :) Dozens of shares on Facebook helped spread the word, and almost 50 people have liked the Protein Buff Facebook Page so far!

I am so thrilled and humbled by the positive response, and kind words of encouragement I’ve received so far. I plan to show my appreciation by working my butt off for you guys, and creating THE BEST high protein healthy baking recipes possible! Thank you for letting me share the recipes that have been part of my journey to achieving my health and fitness goals, and for letting me be a part of the journey to achieve yours.

So, here’s to the future of Protein Buff, and to the health and happiness of all it’s readers! And p.s., stay tuned for a bunch of new recipes that I’ll be releasing in the next few weeks – vanilla and lemon protein pancakes, a 2-minute brownie, peanut butter protein cookies and more!

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Protein Buff Virtual Launch Party!

LAUNCH DAY IS HERE

cupcakeWell, with great excitement, I release this thing to the world. I’ve been secretly working on Protein Buff for months, and have only shared it with a few close friends. At a certain point though, you’ve got to stop trying to make something perfect, and actually start promoting the damn thing. That day has come today.

Two weeks ago I gave permission to my friend, Marco, to publicly humiliate me online if I hadn’t launched Protein Buff on Facebook by today at 6:00 pm EST. It seemed to be just the motivation I needed to get this thing out haha. Do I feel like it’s done? No, but will I ever? Probably not. I suppose it’s the nature of blogs, constantly in progress.

HEALTHY BAKING RECIPES WITH PROTEIN POWDER

So without further adieu, I present proteinbuff.com! If this is your first time here, welcome to my world of healthy, high protein, sugar free, out of this world yummy protein powder recipes! I make baked goods like brownies, cupcakes, cheesecake and pancakes, that are actually good for you, and share the recipes with you here, so that you can make them too. I also offer a lot of tips, articles, and resources to help you learn what baking with protein powder is all about, and how to make your protein powder recipes a success.

HELP SHARE THE SITE AND WIN STUFF!

So to help get word out about proteinbuff.com, I’ll be giving away some awesome prizes! Every time you like/share Protein Buff on Facebook, or follow/tweet Protein Buff on Twitter, you’ll be entered in a draw to win one of two Protein Buff starter kits, so you’ll have everything you need to start baking up some high protein goodies of your own! The two winners will be named 1 week from today, on April 21, 2014 May 1, 2014 when the promotion ends, and will have their prize shipped to their home via iherb.com. Here’s what the starter kit includes:

Better Stevia Balance NOW FoodsUnflavoured Whey Protein Isolate NOW FoodsErythritol NOW Foods

 

 

 

 

  • 1.2 lbs Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate
  • 2.5 lbs Erythritol
  • 100 packets of Better Stevia Balance

That’s two prize packages worth $75, so make sure to get in your likes, shares, follows, and tweets by April 21, 2014 May 1, 2014! (I’ve decided to extend the promotion for a bit longer :)

CHECK OUT THE SITE

Well, now there’s nothing left to say expect check out the site! The best place to start is the Home Page, which explains things a bit better, and helps you figure out where to go first. Thanks for visiting, and make sure to sign up for the Protein Buff Newsletter to get some extra perks and VIP treatment. PLUS newsletter subscribers get an extra entry into the virtual launch party prize draw!

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see y’all here again soon!

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Coconut Oatmeal Protein Bars

Coconut Oat Low Carb Protein Bar Recipe

This coconut oatmeal protein bar recipe is low carb, gluten free, and sugar free – win! No bake protein bars like these are super quick and easy to make, and making a homemade protein bars recipe can save you a ton of dough compared to the store-bought kind. Plus you’re saving your body from having to deal with a ton of artificial sweeteners and flavours, preservatives, fillers, and chemicals too.

This low carb gluten free protein bar recipe is insanely good – the taste and texture is like the inside of a bounty bar – rich and creamy, soft and chewy, and packed with coconut flavor! And they’re healthy and high protein of course.

As I talked about in my last post, I made this coconut oatmeal protein bars recipe, along with two others, with my mom (and a few glasses of wine lol) last weekend, and we had a blast – as you can see in our photos ;)

INGREDIENTSlow carb coconut protein bars recipe photos

(makes 12 large protein bars)
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/4 cups erythritol
5 packets stevia powder
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 cups plain unflavored whey protein isolate
3 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large deep frying pan, melt butter on low, then whisk in erythritol and stevia powder. Next mix in the soy milk and vanilla, and then the coconut flour. Add more coconut milk if the mix it too dry and crumbly – it should have a thick but syrupy texture. Turn off the heat, and add the oatmeal and coconut.

Let the mixture cool slightly, then press evenly into an 8″x8″ pan (I lined mine with parchment paper to coconut-protein-bars-recipe-with-momavoid mess and to make it easy to lift out later). Once it’s completely cooled, slice into 12 protein bars, or 24-36 protein squares.

Coconut oatmeal protein bars, huzzah! They’ll stay fresh and moist in a ziplock bag or sealed container for a week or two in the fridge, or for months in the freezer.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(per 1/12th of protein bar recipe)
265 calories          85 mg sodium
15.9 g protein       2 mg potassium
15.3 g fat                 5% vitamin A
18.3 g carbs           1% vitamin C
3.9 g fiber              10% calcium
1.4 g sugar             9% iron

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Coconut Oat Protein Bars: 23% Protein, 50% Fat, 27% Carbs

 

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Matcha Green Tea Oatmeal Protein Bars

matcha-green-tea-protein-bars-recipe

This matcha oatmeal protein bar recipe is healthy, gluten free, sugar free, and super yummy! No bake protein bars like these are super quick and easy too. If you love matcha – and I love me some matcha – this oatmeal protein bar recipe is just the ticket. One one my mom’s massage clients tried them and loved them enough to ask for the recipe – here it is! :) My mom’s boyfriend David however, said that they weren’t quite his cup of tea (bahaha! very punny David ;) but here’s a few reasons why you might want to make matcha your cup of tea:

  • It’s packed with protein, fiber, viatmin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. You know, just to name a few ;)
  • Matcha offers the same nutritional benefits as ten cups of regular green tea. TEN! I can barely get down one cup of the regular stuff because it gives me caffein overdose induced shakes, nausea, and anxiety. You won’t have that problem with matcha.
  • The antioxidants in matcha green tea boost your metabolism, and can even prevent and help fight cancer.matcha-oat-protein-bars-recipe-with-mom-3
  • It tastes soooo good!

As I talked about in my last post, I made this oatmeal protein bars recipe, along with two others, with my mom when I visited her in Belleville last weekend. She’s sharing all the protein goodies we made with her massage business clients, so if you’re in the area, book with her while supplies last! Check her out at www.meridian-massage.ca (her Ashiatsu massage is out of this world!) Anyhoo, on with my gluten free protein bar recipe!

INGREDIENTSmatcha-green-tea-protein-bars-recipe-photos

(makes 12 large protein bars)
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/4 cups erythritol
5 packets stevia powder
1/2 cup organic unsweetened soy milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup matcha green tea powder
1 1/2 cups plain unflavored whey protein isolate
3 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large deep frying pan, melt butter on low, then whisk in erythritol and stevia powder. Next mix in the soy milk and vanilla, and then the matcha powder. Turn off the heat, and add the oatmeal and coconut.

Let the mixture cool slightly, then press evenly into an 8″x8″ pan (I lined mine with parchment paper to avoid mess and to make it easy to lift out later). Once it’s completely cooled, slice into 12 protein bars, or 24-36 protein squares.

Matcha oatmeal protein bars, done like dinner. They’ll stay fresh and moist in a ziplock bag or sealed container for a week or two in the fridge, or for months in the freezer – if they’ll last that long!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(per 1/12th of protein bar recipe)
271 calories          87 mg sodium
18.3 g protein      207 mg potassium
13.6 g fat                73% vitamin A
21.8 g carbs           21% vitamin C
5.1 g fiber               14% calcium
1.3 g sugar              5% iron

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Matcha Oat Protein Bars: 26% Protein, 43% Fat, 31% Calories

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Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Bars

Chocolate Oat Protein Bars Recipe

This is part one of a three part oatmeal protein bar recipe series – enjoy!  :) These no bake protein bars are super easy to make, and delicious. What more could you ask from a protein bar recipe? Oh wait, they’re also gluten free and sugar free!

When my mom invited me to come visit her for a couple of days this past weekend, my response was heck yes. A good excuse to get out of the house – the Toronto winter cabin fever has DEFINITELY set in. I took the train up to my mom’s house friday evening, and indulged in a cinnabon on the way (shhh don’t tell anyone!). I made up for it though, as the entire weekend was dedicated to protein buff stuff – and mother daughter time of course :)

On friday night we stayed up to 3am talking website optimization strategy – my mom has a website for her massage business (if you’re ever in Belleville, Ontario, my mom is one of the only people in Canada certified to do Ashiatsu massage, and she’s amazing! Check her out at Meridian Massage). Saturday we scoured every antique and second hand shop in Belleville for dishes to stage photos of my protein powder recipes. I may have also bought a bunch of other stuff I didn’t really need lol.

chocolate-protein-bars-recipe-with-momSunday was protein baking day. We made, photographed, and ate three different kinds of oatmeal protein bars, and drank wine. Lots of wine. This resulted in a fun day of baking, and an interesting photo shoot of me, my mom, our protein bars, and our wine haha. My mom’s boyfriend David took the photos of us, I promised him credit. My mom also helped me stage the photos and took some great photos of the bars herself, so props to my mom!

So without further adieu I present our chocolate oatmeal protein bars! They’re actually based off of chocolate haystacks I remember having as a kid. I first made them a few weeks ago, and although they were tasty like nobody’s business, they kind of looked like, well, cow patties. So I made them into bars this time, and they’re pretty handsome if I do say so myself!

INGREDIENTS

(makes 12 large protein bars)
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/4 cups erythritol
5 packets stevia powder
2/3 cup organic unsweetened soy milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups plain unflavored whey protein isolate
3 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

INSTRUCTIONS

chocolate-protein-bars-recipe-In a large deep frying pan, melt butter on low, then whisk in erythritol and stevia powder. Next mix in the soy milk and vanilla, and then the cocoa. Turn off the heat, and add the oatmeal and coconut.

Let the mixture cool slightly, then press evenly into an 8″x8″ pan (I lined mine with parchment paper to avoid mess and to make it easy to lift out later). Once it’s completely cooled, slice into 12 protein bars, or 24-36 protein squares.

Tada! Chocolate oatmeal protein bars! They’ll stay fresh and moist in a ziplock bag or sealed container for a week or two in the fridge, or for months in the freezer. Enjoy with or without the wine.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(per 1/12th of protein bar recipe)
256 calories          87 mg sodium
17 g protein           76 mg potassium
13.7 g fat                 5% vitamin A
20.5 g carbs          1% vitamin C
4.1 g fiber              13% calcium
1.4 g sugar             12% iron

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Chocolate Oat Protein Bars: 25% Protein, 45% Fat, 30% Carbs

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

carrot cake protein pancakes recipe

I’ve been eating the same protein pancakes recipe on a regular basis for over a year. When I first learned how to make protein pancakes, I was over the moon, and I still am, but I’ve been wanting to start making variations of that first oatmeal protein pancakes recipe for awhile now. So, here is my first attempt, carrot cake protein pancakes!

These healthy protein pancakes are thick with all the flavorfull ingredients you’d expect in carrot cake: carrot (obviously), diced pineapple, crushed walnuts, shredded coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. And I topped my oatmeal protein pancakes with low fat ricotta and a local apple butter. Delish! Dress them up however you’d like though – perhaps some cream cheese with a bit of maple syrup for sweetness…mmm…

INGREDIENTSCarrot Cake Protein Pancakes Recipe Photos

(makes 1 serving of protein pancakes)
1 egg
1/3 cup cottage cheese (1% or 2%)
1/3 cup quick oats
1 packet powdered stevia
3 Tbsp (30g) grated carrot
1 1/2 Tbsp (20g) diced pineapple
2 tsp (4g) shredded unsweetened coconut
3 crushed walnuts (5g)
2 dashes cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1 dash clove
1 dash vanilla
1 tsp coconut oil to coat pan

INSTRUCTIONS

In a magic bullet, blend the egg, oatmeal, and cottage cheese. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, and heat up a large frying pan (medium heat). Melt coconut oil in the pan and make sure the surface is coated evenly. Pour/scoop pancake batter into pan, and spread it out a bit with a spatula, as the batter is quite thick.

After a few minutes you should see a few bubbles forming on the surface of the protein pancakes, flip them and cook the other side. Top your carrot cake protein pancakes with ricotta and apple butter, or the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(1 serving of protein pancakes, no toppings)
360 calories          300 mg sodium
22 g protein           274 mg potassium
16 g fat                   73% vitamin A
34 g carbs              19% vitamin C
5 g fiber                  17% calcium
7 g sugar                17% iron

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Protein Pancakes: 24% Protein, 39% Fat, 37% Carbs

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts

Protein Powder Recipes - Pumpkin Spice Donuts

My boyfriend’s sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Vince, brought some fresh pumpkin spice donuts over for after dinner one Sunday, and I fell in love. I immediately started scheming how I could create a protein donuts recipe, and here they are, pumpkin spice protein donuts! Soft and moist inside, with a bit of a cinnamon sugar crunch on the outside. Yuuuuummmm….

INGREDIENTS

(makes 24 protein donuts)Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins 9
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup erythritol
6 packets stevia powder
2 eggs + 2 egg whites
1 3/4 cups unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 cup unflavored whey protein powder
7/8 cup white flour (1 cup minus 2 Tbsp)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)

Cinnamon Sugar Coating
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 Tbsp erythritol (I used granulated, but you could also try powdered)
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Equipment
Donut Tray

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 fahrenheit. Cream the butter and mix in the erythritol and stevia, then add the eggs, eggs whites, and pumpkin. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl, then mix the dry mix slowly into the wet.

Pour the mix (in small batches) into a large ziplock bag and cut off one of the corners. Squeeze the batter into the wells of the donut tray about 3/4 full. Bake them in the oven for 15-16 minutes. Allow them to cool for a few minutes.

Mix up the erythritol, sugar, and cinnamon in a wide bowl. While the protein donut’s are still warm, brush on a little bit of butter with a pastry brush (it helps the cinnamon sugar to stick) and dip them in the bowl of cinnamon sugar to lightly coat them.

Repeat for each batch of protein donuts, and then eat them right then and there when they’re warm, or save ’em for later if you can manage it ;)

NUTRITIONAL INFO

(per 1 protein donut)
94 calories          88 mg sodium
5.3 g protein       13 mg potassium
5.3 g fat                17% vitamin A
6.7 g carbs          1% vitamin C
.8 g fiber              2% calcium
1.8 g sugar          3% iron

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Donuts: 22% Protein, 50% Fat, 28% Carbs.

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