I've been trying to use up a monster Costco tub of Kaizen Whey protein. Bought for a great price but this stuff is way too sweet and thin to be satisfying on its own. Now, its past the point of returning and I have more than 30 servings to get through. So to try to make the best of it, I've been hunting baked and other options for using this stuff up.
(taken and adapted from Clean Food Crush)
made 22 cupcake sized 'muffins'
2 cups dry rolled oats
2 scoops protein powder (used 2.5 scoops of Kaizen's whey isolate in chocolate)
2 cups all-natural Pumpkin Puree
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (used cashew, which I had on hand)
2 whole eggs, or 6 egg whites (used 6 egg whites)
1 tsp Stevia granules or sweetener of choice
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Cacao chips, or Lily’s brand sweetened with stevia ( I skipped this)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In large bowl combine all wet ingredients, in another, all dry. Combine.
Scoop batter evenly into muffin tins.
Bake 17-18 minutes, until centers are just set.
With my variations, the nutrition for the whole batch was (w/ 1 tbs of sugar):
No Bake Pumpkin Bites
(taken from Running with Spoons)
made about 14
1/2 cup (90 g) dates, pitted (I used about 13)
1/4 cup (60 g) pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup (60 g) rolled oats
1/4 cup (28 g) coconut flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
She rolls the balls in cinnamon and sugar but I skipped this.
Pulse all ingredients in food processor till broken down.
Roll into balls with hands.
Set in fridge.
Nutrition for whole batch:
Admittedly these tasted much better than the muffins. But of course they would, they're filled with sweetness. The maple syrup taste was more pronounced than the pumpkin though. I would have preferred to scale that back and add in more pumpkin pie flavours instead. If I do so, I'm predicting that I might need to compensate with more of binder (the dates). Pretty tasty!
What have you been cooking up in the kitchen?