4 Ways

4 Ways to Use Protein Powder

4 Ways to Use Protein Powder

4 Ways to Use Protein Powder
We all know that protein powder is a great addition to smoothies, but you can use it to add protein to so many other foods too! Here are some of our favorite (non-smoothie!) ways to use protein powder.

Desserts + Baked Goods

High Protein Cinnamon Cake BarsBecause many protein powders are flavored and sweet, they make a natural addition to dessertsโ€”and unflavored protein powders can be used when you don’t want any added sweetness in a recipe. These High Protein Cinnamon Cake Bars from Running to the Kitchen (pictured) are high in protein, but low in sugar, with no oil or butter. Protein powder can also be whisked into a pudding, made into a chocolate coating for frozen bananas, and baked into pumpkin bread bars.

Snack Bars

Ginger Vanilla Protein Crunch BarsWho needs store-bought protein bars when you can make your own at home? Spabettie’s Ginger Vanilla Protein Crunch Bars (pictured) are a wholesome snack made with oats, corn flakes, nuts, seeds and vanilla protein powder. This 5-Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar recipe take less than 10 minutes to make and these No-Bake Cherry Vanilla Protein Bars are easily customizable with your favorite fruit.

Oatmeal + Quinoa

Overnight Blueberry Quinoa BowlFuel your day by stirring protein powder into your breakfast bowls! This Overnight Blueberry Quinoa Bowl from Food By Mars (pictured) is prepared the night before, so breakfast is just a matter of opening the fridge and grabbing a spoon. Protein powder makes a fantastic addition to overnight oats too, like in these Mocha Overnight Proats, and it can also be added to breakfast bakesโ€”this one combines quinoa and steel-cut oats with fresh berries and banana.

Pancakes + Waffles

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein WafflesPancakes and waffles make a delicious breakfast, but not a very nutritious one. But adding a scoop or two of protein powder to the batter? That changes everything! These Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Waffles from Miss in the Kitchen (pictured) would make a great dessert too with a scoop of froyo on top. If you’re looking for a pancake recipe, I love these Perfect Protein Pancakesโ€”they have a whopping 28 grams of protein per serving!

Protein powder photo via Shutterstock

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    October 30, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Thanks for such an inspiring article! I’ve been adding protein powder to smoothies, puddings and oatmeal but you have some amazing ideas I’d love to try too! Protein waffles sound awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    November 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    This is so helpful! I have a ton of protein powder I need to use and sometimes I get bored with smoothies. Thanks!

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    November 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Just bought some protein powder to give it a try. So perfect timing! I’m adding it to my oatmeal in the morning. Thanks!

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