Fun With Whey Protein: 10 Recipes to Try

By  //  November 16, 2021

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There’s nothing wrong with drinking a whey protein milkshake, but that can get old really fast. If you’re drinking your whey day in and day out, you may start to “forget” about using it, but that can set your workout goals back. Instead of getting rid of it entirely, try adding it to your food!

Both whey concentrate and whey isolate can taste incredible in things like pizza crust, coffee cakes, and breakfast muffins, so start cooking or baking some of these high-protein favorites!

Whey isolate may be easier for you to digest than whey concentrate. In fact, there are several other whey protein isolate benefits you may be interested in, like how it increases the release of anabolic hormones and contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a pure protein.

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is never an unwelcome sight in the bodybuilding community. Daily Burn’s Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe sure beats store-bought, and you can whip up 12 of these with only 8 ingredients in under an hour.

2. Tiramisu Protein Pancakes

There’s nothing tastier than pancakes in the morning, and Kiss My Broccoli’s Tiramisu Pancake recipe proves it. With a whopping 46 grams of protein per serving, you can’t go wrong with these flapjacks, especially when they’re served with a healthy filling made from cottage cheese.

3. Spinach Frozen Yogurt

Although The Pancake Princess’s Spinach Yogurt recipe sounds gross, trust us, it isn’t! If you use spinach in your smoothies, you already know that its taste can easily be masked by fruit and milk. This recipe tastes mostly like vanilla greek yogurt, chocolate, and bananas.

4. Protein Pizza Crust

It’s hard not to feel guilty eating pizza on a diet, but Maria Mind Body Health’s Protein Pizza Crust throws shame right out the window. In just 45 minutes, you’ll have a pizza with six servings, 6 grams of protein in the crust alone, and a healthier, keto-friendly option.

5. Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal

Oatmeal already contains 12 grams of protein per cup, but when you add on the whey powder to Dashing Dish’s Brown Batter Oatmeal recipe, you’ll consume over 30 grams! You can make overnight oats in 5 minutes before refrigerating. Heat oats in the microwave for 30 seconds.

6. Carrot Cake Quinoa Protein Loaf

Desserts With Benefits really knocks it out of the park with their Carrot Cake Quinoa Protein Loaf! Even people who aren’t fond of carrot cake will love this gluten-free, vegan dessert. While this recipe uses rice protein powder, you can easily swap it out for vanilla whey powder.

7. Muscle Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes are a go-to superfood for many athletes because they’re simple to make and incredibly hardy. Potatoes already have a bit of protein, about 2 grams per serving, but you can add whey powder to create Live Stong’s Muscle Mashed Potatoes, containing 10 grams of protein. 

8. Chocolate Protein Date Balls

Amee’s Savory Dish’s Chocolate Protein Date Bars are incredibly tasty, high in protein, and don’t require an oven. The author pulls out all the stops for these beauties: whole oats, shredded coconuts, whey powder, and peanut butter, all of which contain a lot of protein. 

9. Perfect Protein Donuts

With a website called “My Protein,” you’d hope they’d know their stuff. Their Perfect Protein Donuts recipe shows that they are knowledgeable on how to make whey powder as tasty as ever. Buying a spare donut pan to make 12 instead of 6 will definitely be worth the investment.

10. Mini Pizza Muffins

For those who want to avoid pizza entirely, the Mini Pizza Muffins recipe by A Sweet Life comes to save the day. After pulling your concoction out of the oven, you’ll have 32 muffins at 2 muffins per serving, meaning you can eat a high-protein, healthy pizza dish for 16 workouts.