Who doesn’t love a guilt-free protein dessert? I’m more than halfway through my Healthy Cooking Challenge and I’ve been baking some tasty treats this week. Here are my Banana Bread and Sweet Potato&Chocolate cake recipes, both protein-packed of course!
Turning Banana Bread into a Protein Dessert
I love a good banana bread. I only baked one once in my life, and it was a dry one. So I found this Protein Banana Bread recipe from Muscle Food and adapted it as I was missing a few ingredients. My version used:
- 2 bananas
- 1.5 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 big spoon of Peanut Butter
- 140g flour
- 1 egg
- 150ml water
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Chopped almonds
I literally just mixed everything but the almonds in a blend then poured into a silicone loaf pan. I sprinkled some almonds on top and baked for 40min. This banana bread was a bit flat as I didn’t use any baking powder, but it tasted really good and had a very nice texture, soft but not too chewy.
I only thought about it afterwards, but it would have been amazing with some protein ice-cream (recipe at the end of this article).
Anyway, my boyfriend approved and apparently his coworkers too.
Guilt-Free Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cake
This flourless, eggless and protein packed dessert is not the sweetest treat in the world but if you want to indulge without getting a sugar rush, this is a good one. For this recipe I was inspired by The Big Man’s World Sweet Potato Brownies, made of only 4 ingredients. I had some sweet potato left over so I decided to use this recipe as a base and I turned it into a protein dessert.
I didn’t really know how good this was going to be but I was very happy with how it turned out. The sweet potato and peanut butter gave this cake a soft texture and made it slightly sweet.
This time I used:
- Roughly 300g sweet potato already cooked
- 2 big spoons of Peanut Butter
- 1.5 scoop of Chocolate Protein
- Roughly 150ml soy milk
- 30g raw cacao powder
For a sweeter cake, I would probably use sweetened cacao, or add sugar or maybe some dried fruits.
I mashed the sweet potato, whilst the peanut butter was melting in the microwave. I put these 2 ingredients in a blender, poured the milk and blended. I added the protein and cacao and blended again.
Then I poured the mixture into a silicone loaf pan and baked for quite a long time, at least 50min. Either my oven isn’t very powerful or I haven’t worked out how to properly use it, that’s a possibility.
Now that I’ve been making some progress in the kitchen, it would be a shame to stop there. I’ll definitely try to bake other protein treats and I’ll hopefully have some new recipes to share!
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