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Baking with Protein Powder Recipes

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Baking with Protein Powder Recipes

Did you know you could do more with protein powder than making shakes and smoothies? Whether you choose whey or vegan protein powder, there's a nearly endless list of options to increase your daily protein intake. Along with mixing it with Greek yogurt or sugar-free pudding for a guilt-free snack, cooking with protein powder is an excellent way to control blood sugar, curb appetite, control hunger, and get a long-lasting boost in energy. Continue reading to learn about making protein powder brownies for a snack and protein powder blueberry muffins for breakfast.

Benefits of Cooking with Protein Powder

Protein powders are great for cooking. They're a convenient way to add protein and other nutrients to your diet. You can add it as an ingredient in smoothies, soups, and sauces. Additionally, you can make protein desserts, such as protein donut recipes, protein powder brownies, and protein powder blueberry muffins. To learn how to make these yummy treats that won't increase your calories much or spike your blood sugar, check out the Extend Protein Shake recipes below.

Cooking with Protein Powder: Easy to Use Recipes From Extend Nutrition:

Are you ready to start cooking with protein powder? Here are a few recipes to get you started on protein desserts.

Protein Desserts: No-Bake Protein Balls

Some protein dessert recipes allow you to skip the oven. These no-bake protein balls fit that category. The recipe contains 40 total grams of protein, and each delicious bite includes 2.4g of protein. When preparing the ingredients, you have the choice of whey or plant-based Extend Nutrition protein powder. We suggest using the vegan option to help the balls stay together better. 


  • 1-cup rolled oats
  • 2-small to medium-sized spotted or brown bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sugar peanut butter
  • 2 scoops Extend Performance Premium chocolate shake protein powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add mashed bananas, peanut butter, salt, and protein powder to a bowl and blend well.
  3. Let it sit for a few minutes to firm if necessary.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to form dough into balls.
  5. Place the balls onto the baking sheet.
  6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until firm.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. 

Protein Donut

This donut is the perfect mid-morning treat that won't leave you feeling guilty. 


  • ½-cup almond flour
  • ½-cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼-cup Extend Performance Premium Whey Vanilla Shake protein powder (dairy-free, gluten-free)
  • 1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-teaspoon baking soda
  • ½-teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½-cup + ¼-cup natural smooth peanut butter, divided
  • 1-cup mashed banana (about 2 large overripe bananas)
  • ¼- cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼-cup honey
  • 1-large egg
  • ½-cup dark chocolate chips (dairy-free)
  • ¼-cup chopped raw peanuts


Unlike the protein balls, you'll need to put these into the oven. 


  1. Preheat it at 350F. 
  2. While you're waiting for the oven to heat up, grease a 12-cavity mini donut pan.
  3. Use a large bowl to whisk the buckwheat flour, almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the ½ cup peanut butter, honey, mashed banana, almond milk, and egg in a small, separate bowl.
  5. Whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared mini donut pan.
  7. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one comes out clean.
  8. Let the pan cool for 10 minutes before taking them out.
  9. Flip onto the wire rack.
  10. Add the remaining peanut butter and dark chocolate chips to a small saucepan and heat on low, constantly stirring, until you have a smooth consistency. 
  11. While the mixture is still warm, drizzle onto the donuts.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  13. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to seven days.

Protein Brownies

Moderation is the key. It's okay to eat sweets sometimes. However, instead of loading up on processed foods full of sugar, try these protein brownies. 


  • ⅔-cup nut butter of choice or an allergy-friendly substitute
  • 1-cup overripe mashed banana or apple sauce
  • ⅓-cup cocoa powder
  • 1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-tablespoons Extend Performance Premium Whey Chocolate Shake Protein Powder
  • ¼-teaspoon salt
  • ¼-cup pure maple syrup, honey, agave, or you can substitute by adding a second overripe banana
  • Optional mini chocolate chips or crushed walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Line an 8X8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Warm natural nut butter to make it easier to stir.
  4. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake on the center rack for 20 minutes for soft brownies and 25 minutes for fudgy-style.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips or another crushed topping over the brownies.
  9. Cover with a paper towel and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Protein Blueberry Muffins

If you're not interested in the protein donut recipe for breakfast, try these scrumptious protein powder blueberry muffins. 


  • ⅓-cup wheat flour
  • ⅓-cup white flour and 1-tablespoon reserved
  • ½-teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼-teaspoon salt
  • ⅔-cup Extend Anytime Creamy Vanilla protein powder
  • ½-cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1-teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓-cup sugar
  • 1-cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. 
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or use a non-stick spray.
  3. Combine flours, protein powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add the yogurt, applesauce, egg, sugar, and vanilla to a separate medium bowl and blend.
  5. Add the blueberries to a small bowl and toss with the 1-tablespoon of flour that was set aside.
  6. Blend the medium bowl into the large bowl and mix until smooth.
  7. Slowly add the blueberries and carefully fold them into the batter, trying not to break them.
  8. Carefully pour the batter into the muffin pan.
  9. The mixture should make about six muffins when filled to the top of the pan.
  10. Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or until they're golden brown on top.
  11. Allow the muffins to cool.
  12. Store in an airtight container for up to seven days. Additionally, you can freeze these for up to two months. 

Choose Extend Nutrition Protein Powder for all Your Recipes

If you’ve been looking for a way to make cooking easier or more satisfying, it sounds like we have the solution. Extend Nutrition Whey, and Vegan Protein powders are an excellent source of healthy, long-lasting energy with no sugar added. In addition to making delicious Anytime Protein Shakes with our protein powder, you can use our products in your favorite dishes. These few protein desserts are only the tip of the iceberg. 

After trying your hand at our protein donut recipe, and protein powder brownies, keep going. Whip up a batch of protein powder blueberry muffins or apple-cinnamon bread. Your options are nearly endless with Extend Whey or Extend Plant-Based protein powder. Cooking with protein powder is an ideal way to boost your protein without increasing sugar intake. Give them a try today by visiting and purchasing our chocolate or vanilla-flavored protein powders.

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