Protein powder is a common supplement that makes getting your daily protein requirements hassle-free. The amino acids present in protein powder have many benefits, such as promoting weight loss and preventing muscle loss, according to research articles reported by Sandco. The powders are available in a variety of flavors, including cappuccino and strawberry cheesecake. Plain protein powder is also available, which can be useful when baking and no extra flavor is desired. Many baking recipes can be given a nutritional boost by adding a scoop of protein.
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Baking with Protein Powder
Choose a high-quality protein powder. There is much debate about whether protein powder is denatured when cooked. To be safe and retain the highest possible amount of nutrition, use a high-grade protein powder, according to Vince Delmonte on My Muscle Gain Solutions.
Substitute 1/3 cup of flour for vanilla protein powder when baking muffins or pancakes. Stir it into the batter and bake as recommended for your original recipe.
Substitute 1/3 to ½ cup of chocolate protein powder (or other desired flavor) for that fraction of the flour called for in your cake or cookie recipes. This will add a significant amount of protein to your sweet baking treats, making it a more healthful choice.
Blend ½ cup of egg whites, 1 cup of frozen spinach, a pinch of salt and 1 scoop of unflavored protein powder to create a vegetable bake. Place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes. This is a meal consisting of a substantial amount of protein.
Combine unflavored protein powder into the dough when kneading it for your pizza or bread making recipes. One to two scoops will not add any unpleasant flavor, yet it will notably increase the amount of protein in the meal.
If you are gluten intolerant, protein powder can effectively replace the gluten protein in your baking.