Protein Powder in Baked Goods
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Since those who are eliminating dairy, eggs and nuts from their diets are cutting out several sources of protein as well, it is a great idea to find ways to add it back in. I often add protein powder to my baked goods, especially in breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, muffins, and quick breads.
LIVfit Organic Plant Protein Powder is one I like to use because it is allergy friendly and easy to find. You can often find it at your local Walmart in the baking section near alternative flours, and chia, hemp or flax seeds. You can also order it through Amazon Prime. This protein powder is vegan and is made from peas rather than soy, which is great for those who are avoiding soy or looking for alternatives to soy protein.
This protein powder has a more natural taste that does not overpower baked goods when you add a scoop or two into your dry ingredients. With some recipes, I feel it even improves the texture and density, making it seem a bit closer to the consistency of the same baked goods made with eggs. I found this to work very well with pancakes and muffins.
I’ve read reviews of many individuals that enjoy the flavor of this protein powder in smoothies, but I was not a fan of this powder in my homemade smoothies and neither were my kids. Maybe that’s why it can be found in the baking section rather than with the rest of the protein powders in my local Walmart? Although, I will admit, I do not like the flavor of most milk-based protein powders either, so I’m not sure how much weight my opinion holds in that department. As far as drinks go, I prefer the EAS Soy Protein Powders that I also found at my local Walmart. Here are some links if you want to look them up: EAS Soy Vanilla Protein Powder and EAS Soy Chocolate Protein Powder.
Try adding a little extra protein to your baked breakfast foods or snacks using LivFit Plant Protein Powder or your favorite non-dairy protein powder. You might want to try the Healthy Whole Wheat Pancake recipe, a great way to get in those whole grains and protein to fuel your family before they head out the door.