Friday, February 24, 2012

Baking Like a FU: Banana Chocolate Protein Loaves!

First off... 

These Protein Loaf recipes took me a while to master! 

So...

I've been holding off on sharing it simply because I wanted to get it right before giving it to you! (This was my first baking attempt in the New Year and it would turn out to be my biggest challenge! lol)

I won't mention how many I ended up making ;)

Let's just say...

It took me a number of tries to make it how I pretty well envisioned it to look and taste!

**FYI: Each recipe was good but not good enough lol**

In the end, I ended making two things:

1. Banana Almond Chocolate Protein Loaf!; and a...
2. Banana Carob Chip Protein Loaf!

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Once upon a time...

I got out the required ingredients to make my loafs!

**FUll recipe for both batches will be shared at the end of this post! Don't worry, I won't share the flopped ones lol**

This adds so much flavor to a lot of things!
Thanks 007 and Martin 4 the great gift!!!

I then measured everything (to my own approximations lol), and...

Blended (some of) the ingredients together!

Insert blending sound here.

As soon as the blended items had turned into one big mush...

I poured the mixture in the bowl with the dry ingredients!


Next...

I mixed it all together...


And...

Poured it all into one non-stick loaf pan!


While I was preparing everything...

I had set the oven on to bake at 375F!

As soon as it was heated...

I placed the mixture in! (And crossed my fingers for good things to happen!)

1/2 way cooked.
My 'cook' tester!
I poked at the Loaf a few times.
Once nothing stuck to it, I knew it was ready!

In between watching the oven window (waiting for something to rise...hopeFUlly!) and...

Playing Angry Birds...(as well as doing the dishes and getting ready to train Shoulder with SuperFit!)

Addicted.
Dish washing is not an addiction.

40 minutes had passed and...

I had something to show for it!

It smelled scrumptious!

After a day (or two or three or four) of experimenting with recipes...

These Protein loafs are definitely something I will keep in my yummy recipes roster! (I will continue playing around with these recipes simply because there is so much you can do with it!)

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So as promised...

Here are the two recipes! (Pretty well identical give or take a few ingredients!)

Batch #1: Banana Almond Chocolate Protein Loaf!


List of ingredients:

Dry (and placed into a mixing bowl):

  • 2 Cups Oatmeal;
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (optional and flavor/brand of choice) :
  • 2 tbsp Flax Seeds;
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon;
  • 2 packet of Vanilla Stevia (or sweetener of choice);
  • 1tbsp. of Chocolate Royal Flavor Blaster (or Cocoa powder);
  • 10 Crushed Almonds; and
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder.

Wet (and in the blender):

  • 8  Egg Whites;
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze;
  • 2 tbsp. Sunflower Oil; and
  • 1 1/2 Medium Bananas.

**You can blend all of the ingredients together (minus the Almonds) if you so desired. It's purely based on consistency/texture preference**

Instructions (once the wet ingredients have been blended):

Pour out the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Mix together until it's all combined.

Empty the bowl into a non-stick loaf pan!

Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes at 375F! (Keep an eye on it!)

When ready...

Enjoy! 

Printable version (click on image to enlarge, save and print):


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Batch #2: Banana Carob Chip Protein Loaf! (My personal fave!)


List of ingredients:

Dry (and placed into a mixing bowl):

  • 2 Cups Oatmeal;
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (optional and flavor/brand of choice) :
  • 2 tbsp Flax Seeds;
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon;
  • 2 packet of Vanilla Stevia (or sweetener of choice);
  • 1tbsp. of Chocolate Royal Flavor Blaster (or Cocoa powder); 
  • 1/2 Cup of Sweetened and Unsweetened Carob Chips; and
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder.

Wet (and in the blender):

  • 8  Egg Whites;
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze; 
  • 2 tbsp. Sunflower Oil; and
  • 1 1/2 Medium Bananas.

**You can blend all of the ingredients together (minus the Carob Chips) if you so desired. It's purely based on consistency/texture preference**

Instructions (same as above)

Enjoy!


Printable version (click on image to enlarge, save and print):


Now that I've shared these recipes with you...

I hope you like them! (I really do lol) 

**I'm trying to make healthy baked treats more tasty while keeping it all clean! I will continue sharing new things with you as I go along! I hope you enjoy my creations or at least try them out!**

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Okay so now for those who entered the TopChips Kit Giveaway...

The winners are (insert drum roll here!)...

Wow!!! This is awesome!! I would love to do sweet potatoes seasoned with something spicy, maybe Cajun seasoning or jerk seasoning mmmmmm sweet potatoe jerk chips ;) mmmmmmmm!!

I think I would use apple chips and top them with cinnimon. Or.. sweet potato chips! I make them in my oven all of the time..but they are not as crunchy as I'd like. For those, I would season with lemon juice and chili powder!

Shoot me an email (candyfitfu@gmail.com) with your mailing address and I'll  send you the goods!

Congratulations and Happy Chipping! (Also, thanks to all those who participated!)

Questions FU you...
  1. Have you tried my Oatmeal Carob Chip Protein CookiesMuffin Tops and/or Blueberry/Raspberry Mini Protein Loafs yet?!
  2. What's your favourite protein treat?
  3. Do you enjoy baking?

Stay Tuned FU more Recipes on *CaNdY FiT*

2 comments:

  1. Congrats to your winners...

    I am not a carob fan but the almond loaf looks good and I do have those ingredients!

    Hope you have a fun weekend... hows's Teddy?

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    1. Thanks! I fell in love with Carob about a year ago! Choco chips would work too ;) (mmmm..cho-co-late!)

      Teddy is a little fur ball of energy!!! He definitely keeps me going! He's lots of fun! Tx for asking...I'm new to puppy ownership so I'm learning loads in very little time lol

      Have a great weekend!

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