Can you use vegan protein powder in baking?

Most experts in the fitness world believe that getting enough protein is crucial to your health. Do you realise that protein is essential for healthy weight maintenance? Several studies have shown that consuming protein does all of the following: it decreases hunger, increases metabolism, and eliminates the need for a midnight snack. 

Vegan protein powder may be used in baked products as a simple approach to reduce the carbohydrate content and maintain macronutrient ratios on a plant based diet. 

The only catch? Protein powder may alter the taste, texture, and consistency of baked products. Many people's attempts at making protein packed snacks end up tasting bland and rubbery because they don't know how to properly combine the powder.

Vegan Protein Powder In Baking?

Protein powders derived from soybeans are a great option for vegans and anyone who has lactose intolerance. There are nine necessary amino acids in it, which the body needs to repair and rebuild tissue, including muscle and bone.

Baking using soy protein powder has a number of problems, one of which being the taste and texture. Soy has a highly "nutty" taste, which can alter the flavour of a dish and make it less appealing. Some people say baked products made with soy have a "grainy" feel.

Pea  and brown rice protein powder is a popular choice for vegans. It is also good for your health because it is high in fibre and iron. It also has more branch-chain amino acids than soy or other vegan protein supplement powders and can be used with any diet.

Vegan Way's pea and brown rice protein blend mixes smoothly, tastes delicious (like a blend of cafe mocha and peas), and contains no sugar syrups or other sweeteners. 


How to Add Protein In Baking?

Vegan protein powder shouldn't make up more than one-third of the flour's total amount. Although your final product will have different macros, the majority of recipes will turn out better if you stick to using no more than one sixth of the total amount of flour called for in the recipe.

Vegan Protein Powder Baking Tips

For baking purposes in particular, not all protein powders are made equal. Since pea protein has a more robust flavour, less of it may be required in some recipes. The secret to successful protein powder baking is knowing just how much powder to add.

  1. Only use 1/4 cup protein powder in place of flour; using more than that will likely result in a very dense and dry end product.
  2. Please don't overmix the ingredients. When possible, combine everything else before adding the protein powder.
  3. Protein powders are not usually like flour or other dry ingredients because their behaviour is affected by the quantity used. Some cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and other bakery items will never be completely done in the centre, thus the usual toothpick test may not apply.
  4. You can't afford to leave out the fat! If you're on the Paleo diet, you need to start cooking with healthy fats like coconut oil, butter. Healthy fats not only contribute moisture, but also prevent the final product from drying out.
  5. If the recipe calls for it, use egg whites, whole eggs, or a combination of the two as a binder. If not, the final result may be chalky and brittle.
  6. Unlike whey proteins, which can be found in a wide range of flavours, plant-based proteins tend to be more limited in their selection. Spices, flavours, and sweeteners can be added to taste, depending on the recipe you're using.
  7. The wholesome pea protein complements the sweet and creamy flavours of banana, coconut, and chocolate.
  8. The majority of plant-based proteins have a significant quantity of fibre, which can be used to make recipes more substantial. You might want to think about using less flour or other dry ingredients than you normally would.

Vegan Protein Powder Recipes

Whether you've used protein powders previously or not, here are seven methods to start eating more plant  protein.

  1. Protein shakes are the most frequent and convenient method to consume protein powder. Get a shaker cup, fill it with your favourite drink, add a scoop of powder, and shake! You may substitute any liquid, such as water, nuts, seed, hemp, or oat milks. Try mixing and matching various milks and powders for a tasty new experience.
  2. Assuming you're now an expert at making shakes, the next logical step is to go to smoothies. Protein powder may be used to make a meal replacement shake by mixing with vegetables, fruits, fats/oils, nut butters, and other powdered supplements. With so many options, your creative potential is almost boundless.
  3. One of the simplest methods to consume protein powder is to make bites (or bars). They can be made in a second and don't even need to be baked. Get the basics in place first: protein powder, butter, and honey. Get creative and include anything you like. Make little balls from the dough and put them in the fridge.
  4. To make protein pancakes, just add a scoop to your recipe and decrease the flour by the same amount.
  5. As an alternative to using flour, protein powder may be used to thicken liquids like soups and stews. A little goes a long way with this swap, which adds protein without adding any carbs or flour.

Organic pea protein, vegetable collagen, brown rice protein, hemp protein, and soy protein isolate are only a few of the most well-liked plant based proteins. The good news is that at Vegan Way, we inspect all of our products thoroughly to make sure they meet our high quality standards before they go on sale. That's why you won't find any nefarious additives like steroids or growth hormones in our plant-based protein powders. You can be certain that the protein powder has only the purest ingredients, and you can have a great time trying out new ideas for delicious and simple ways to increase your intake of plant-based protein.