Recipe: Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Muffins (High-Protein, Low Sugar)

It’s that pumpkin muffin time of year again! Since I’ve been experimenting with using protein powder in baking, I thought I’d try that with my pumpkin muffins. I loved how they turned out. One might expect the protein powder to give them a medicinal taste, but it doesn’t. They just taste like, well, lightly sweetened pumpkin muffins. Below I have … Read more

Quick Snack: Cashews and Chocolate

It’s summer, and I don’t feel like baking. Also, I have a bar of fancy Scharffen Berger chocolate that doesn’t taste as good as I expected. (I can hardly taste the pistachios.) So instead of making chocolate chip muffins or granola bars, I make an easy snack: one ounce of salted cashews with a bit of chopped chocolate. It’s heavenly.

Recipe: Black Forest Muffins

Since the last muffins I made with whey protein powder turned out not only tolerable, but yummy, I thought I’d try baking with it again. This time I made fancy-schmancy chocolate muffins with  dried red plums soaked in black cherry booze. They were scrumptious! If you don’t have protein powder, replace the 1/2 cup in the recipe with 1/4 cup … Read more

Recipe: Moccachocarula Muffins, version #2 (high protein)

After my success in baking moccachocarula muffins a couple weeks back (muffins flavored with chocolate, coffee and the South Africa cream liqueur Amarula), I decided to make another batch. But this time I wanted: To go for a more cupcake-like texture To use up some of the chocolate whey protein powder that’s been sitting in my pantry untouched for eons Inspired … Read more