How Much Protein Powder to Add to Cookie Recipes
Everyone who uses protein powder to make cookies will have his or her own opinion about what type to use, what flavor they prefer, and how much protein powder to add to cookie recipes. However, it is a wise idea to always choose to use high grade protein powders, since they provide you with the safest and highest amount of nutrition per serving. However, to answer the question you will need to adjust your cookie recipes to substitute 1/3 cup to ½ cup of any flavor quality protein powder you wish to use for the amount of flour that the cookie recipes calls for while preparing it.
All Protein Powders are Different
Protein powder is available in an assortment of types of formulas. These include egg based formulas, egg milk blends, and rice based formulas, soy based, soy whey based and whey based formulas. Each is distinctively different and you will need to do a bit of research on each of these protein power formulas to determine, which is best for you to use for your purposes. Each formula has its own set of content ingredients. Each will have its own particular flavor and texture. These issues will determine how the protein powder will react while being blended and cooked, since the carbohydrate and protein contents will vary.
Whey Protein Powder
Since many manufacturers will include whey, soy or soy whey in their own cookie and baked goods recipes, you might take the hint from them and choose to use whey protein powder, soy protein powder or a soy whey protein power. They seem to be easier to blend in cookie recipes when you want a high protein cookie. Consider using oat flour and or gluten flour while using these different types’ protein powders to make your homemade cookies. These flours mix well with these protein powders and taste great together.
- ½ teaspoon chocolate flavored protein powder
- ½ teaspoon peanut butter flavored protein powder
- ¼ cup natural no-calorie sweetener
- 1 ½ cups whey protein powder
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup oat flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare a 9 x 9 inch baking pan by lining it with wax paper.
- Add the chocolate flavored protein powder, peanut butter flavored protein powder, natural no-calorie sweetener, whey protein powder, cocoa powder, nonfat dry milk powder, oat flour and salt into a blender. Process the dry mixture on high for about 2 minutes.
- Using a large mixing bowl and an electric mixer on high you will add the egg whites and beat until fluffy. Add the creamy peanut butter and continue beating until well blended. Reduce the speed to medium and then add the water slowly to combine.
- Pour the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Place in preheated oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and allow the pan to slightly cool. Remove the wax paper lining along with the cookies and then allow the chocolate peanut butter bars to completely cool. Cut into individual size servings.
Now that you know you can adjust your cookie recipes by substituting protein powder for the same amount of flour in the recipe, you might want to consider the various flavors you can enjoy. For instance, while making cookies using protein powder you have an assortment of flavors you can use such as chocolate, cookies and cream, vanilla, chocolate fudge, unflavored, banana, wild berry, chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, strawberry, mochaccino, French vanilla, Bavarian chocolate, mango peach, mint chocolate chip, apple melon, Dutch chocolate and various others. Now you can enjoy great flavors while getting the protein you need for a healthy diet or for muscle building.
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