Instagrammable pic? Possibly..Too bad they tasted like the backside of a pumpkin. Booooooo!!
So I spent the other day scouring recipes and getting ideas for some pre gym snackies..specifically muffins. I’ve baked with protein before and had less than stellar results. For me, it’s not only a textural thing but also a…doesn’t rise properly, has a grainy texture, and to be honest- just tastes kinda weird thing. I want a good recipe! But a typical muffin recipe, as easy as it may be, just does not convert properly when subbing in whey protein. When I’ve worked with protein in the past I’ve typically blended it with oats. I grind the oats in a Nutribullet and use it like flour. I like oats because they have a taste similar to that of wheat buuuuuuut it’s downfall lies in it’s low gluten content, therefore; no gluten, no structure, no texture (at least what we’re used to with flour muffins).
So why am I writing this post? Because everyone has f-a-i-l-s..and this was a big one. You could dump a pound of pumpkin spice wonderfulness into this and it would still suck pumpkin butt. And, if anyone out there is a protein baking fiend maybe they could possibly give me some tips on why this recipe failed-or perhaps some sub-ins for the ingredients I used?
And now..without further adoo doo :
Poo Poo Pumpkin Muffins:
2 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder (whey)
1 cup rolled oats, buzzed in a Nutribullet (or food processor)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup Stevia in the raw
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 cup pure pumpkin
2 eggs and enough almond milk to make one liquid cup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix dry ingredients in bowl and add wet ingredients to incorporate. Spray muffin pan ( I used a medium sized 12 cup muffin pan).
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. The muffins were actually quite moist and not lacking in that department, but as far as taste and texture goes, Bleck!
Gimme some feedback on these sad little protein muffs. I’ll keep experimenting and hopefully the next ones will be a success!!
The one good thing that came out of this recipe was realizing I could use my Nutribullet as a mini food processor. I just subbed my nut butter blade for my usual protein shake blade and voila! Oat flour magic!