Instead of starting my recipe thread with my favorite, delicious, one of a kind recipe, I’m starting off with disaster baking. A lot of you might have seen (or tried) recipes including Whey or Casein powder (protein supplements)* instead of using common flour, refined sugar and butter. It’s to keep the ‘bad carbs’ and fats out of the diet, while still enjoying an occasional chocolate muffin. Seems like a good plan!
It’s not. It tastes awful (the right even tasted like something poisonous) and it’s a waste of protein powder. Well, that’s my opinion.
So here are two recipes I both tried and I DO NOT recommend:
On the left:
-40g of whey protein powder (chocolate)
-2tb unsweeteded cacoa powder
-4tsp coconut flour
-2 tsp instant coffee granules
-½ tsp baking powder
-1 packet of stevia
-2 egg whites
-3 tb. Unsweetened almond mik
On the right:
– 4 tablespoons skimmed milk
– 40g casein protein powder (chocolate)
Both prepared by mixing all ingredients and baking it in the oven for 15 minutes (preheated at 180 Celsius)
Of course there are many versions of the protein muffin recipe to be found online (I might have been unlucky trying these); so many sites offer creative recipes where (wheat) flour is replaced by coconut flour or almond flour, a lot more eggs (especially with coconut flour it needs a lot of egg-whites to get it fluffier) and adding whey or casein (casein is better for moisture). Stevia is a good healthy replacement for refined sugar or aspartame, but it takes getting used to (slightly different taste).
I love the creativity of these recipes, but have to say, I hardly come across any recipes that truly are delicious. I haven’t given up yet though!
Now I’m off to the store to buy myself a muffin ; ). Enjoy your Sunday!
*please note: a surplus of protein is good for muscle strength and growth. If you don’t train, you don’t need it; don’t add whey or casein in your recipes.