Whey Protein and Baking

Sometimes I will make either oatmeal cookies or bran muffins with a lot of added protein powder for snacks at work.

Q: Would the baking process hurt the protein?


Yes. To what extent I do not know. There are proteins out there which claim to be fine for cooking etc, however, I cannot see how they are different than any other protein powder.


can you post your recipe? tried baking some myself - with disasterous consequences!

thanks :slight_smile:

nightmare’s mancakes (ok they aint cookies really, but kinda close)

6 egg white
2 whole omega 3,6 eggs
beat together with a ‘whisk’
add 1 1/2-2 cups slow cook oats (depends on perfered tecture) and whisk again
1/2 cup skim milk
2 scoops of chocolate grow

mix into pancake like batter adding extra oats, grow or skim milk till you get to your desired texture

cook med heat on non stick skillet

feel free to add blueberries (fresh or frozen) for added taste

Awesome! Thanks Nightmare!

I have made similar Mancakes with whole grain organic flour…add in some grow and omega eggs with oats and we are rockin’! I would add in a slight amount of vegetable oil (teaspoon) for eveness (better oil is available but cooking requires this).

When I make “Pro-Muffins” I pretty much use a low-fat bran muffin mix and add extra egg-whites and water to accomodate the 150-200 grm protein powder that I also mix in. The muffins will be a little tough and the muffin mix is not ideal but fast and cheap…better than the krispe kremes that everyone else in the office is eating at 10AM.

My “Pro-tmeal” Cookies are from scratch. Work in progress but roughly as follows:

2 omega-3 eggs
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup apple sauce (used instead of sugar)

mix, add

2 cups oats
[1/2 cup bran optional]
6 scoops whey powder
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (the less the better…I find regular oatmeal cookie recepies combined with the pro-powder produce a very ‘bready’ end product)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
raisins or chocolate chips

if too thick add more applesauce

375C for 12-20 min depending on size.

I think with a little fine tuning you should be able to produce a nice tasting cookie with very little sugar or fat, some good carbs and fiber and 10 grms of protein!

mmm…pro-pancakes. I will try that tonight and see how it goes. Thanks Nightmare.

Some of the Musashi brand proteins can be cooked