Hitting those protein macros can be tough when it comes to snacks, I’ve got a few savoury snacks that I like to make that are super tasty but sometimes you just need something sweet when those 3pm cravings hit. I was challenged by Multipower to create a bake for their protein Bake Off and this is what I came up with!
This Double Chocolate Protein Tray Bake is a recipe that I’ve adapted from an American protein cookie recipe I found on Pinterest. I originally made this as cookies earlier in the week but the mix is so sticky it’s difficult to get them into even sizes and they blew up like little balloons!
I adapted my recipe again, took out a tiny bit of the baking powder, added in a touch more almond milk and used a baking dish as opposed to trying to make them into cookies and we have a winner! You can get 8-10 servings from this recipe which will make them between 100-130 calories each with 7-9g of protein, around 12g of carbs and 3-4g of fat. I think the macros are pretty good on these for a cake-like treat. I’ve also been loving these as a quick breakfast treat along side a protein shake if I don’t have time to prepare eggs (basically when I’ve spent too long curling my hair…)
- 30g oat flour/instant oats
- 80g Multipower Rich Chocolate Protein Powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp xanthan gum (not essential but great for binding things together)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 20g coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ c (60ml) agave or honey
- 2 tbsp sweetener
- 2 tbsp almond milk (around 30ml)
- 50g dark chocolate chips
In a bowl, mix together the oat flour, protein powder, sweetener, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, honey, vanilla and almond milk. Mix the wet & dry together and add in the chocolate chips. Let the cookie dough rest for at least 10 minutes. While it’s resting, preheat the oven to 160c and prepare your baking tray or dish, I used a Pyrex IKEA lasagne dish and just sprayed the bottom with an olive oil spray to prevent sticking.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know in the comments or on Instagram if you give it a go! I might try adding some cacao powder to my next batch to make it even more chocolatey…