Michelle Welling

Winter Baking Recipes with Protein

Words and photography by Charlotte Lindsay

how to make overnight oats with protein

Looking for a satisfying swap for your daily protein shake? Why not experiment and incorporate your favourite protein powder into some classic and simple recipes.

Winter is in full swing and perhaps you are craving something cosier than a protein shake or chilled smoothie. Well, we have you covered, keep scrolling to check out our spiced winter protein specials, featuring 2 delicious, yet nutritious protein powders.

HEALTHY PROTEIN RECIPES FOR WINTER

Who doesn’t love winter spices? Not only do the likes of cinnamon, ginger and cloves add a festive and warm flavour to your dish, they also have nutritional benefits. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and also has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Ginger is a fantastic food as it helps calm nausea, aids digestion, whilst also supporting low blood sugar. Cloves are underrated, they are oozing with flavour and fragrance, whilst also containing key nutrients, antioxidants and can promote bone health. So sprinkle and spoon these winter spices into your recipes alongside your protein powder to create some wonderful winter recipes.

Protein powders are a great and easy way to ensure you meet your daily protein intake, they help to satisfy your hunger and also keep you fuller for longer.

winter spice overnight oats 

Protein Overnight Oats

Puori – PW1 Organic Bourbon Vanilla Whey Protein is a proudly natural product that supports the fundamentals for healthy muscle recovery and growth. Did you know, Whey is a complete protein? Meaning is containing all nine essential amino acids.

Due to the high amount of protein within PW1, it means it is a great dietary addition to ensure you are getting enough protein. Its subtle flavour also means it is the perfect protein to mix into smoothies, oats, cakes, pancakes, energy balls, you name it, you can add it in.

Overnight oats are a fantastic recipe to incorporate your protein powder into. The protein adds a delicate vanilla flavour whilst also upping the nutritional value of your oats. 

HOW TO: Winter Spice Overnight Oats

Serves 1

Oat ingredients:

½ cup oats

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp mixed spice

1 scoop protein

1 tsp chia seeds

1 scoop Puori protein powder 

Toppings:

blueberries

Raspberries

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1 tsp cashew butter

Pumpkin seeds

Sunflower seeds

Method:

Mix all the oat ingredients together in your bowl, place in the fridge and allow to absorb overnight.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Decorate your oats with toppings, place in the oven to warm up for 10 minutes, then enjoy. 

winter spice protein muffins

Protein Packed Muffins

Form Superblend Protein – Vanilla is a vegan protein that boasts 20g of plant based protein alongside a variety of superfoods and greens! Some key ingredients are maca powder, spirulina, and flax seed powder; these examples have huge health benefits. This vitamin and superfood loaded protein makes upping your daily nutrient needs easy – so what are you waiting for? 

Protein muffins are the perfect sweet treat, especially when using Form and some mixed spice, you get a deliciously spiced and fluffy sponge that will leave you wanting more.

HOW TO: Winter Spice Protein Muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients:

125g demerara sugar

150g self raising flour

50g almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp mixed spice

2 scoops form protein powder

1 egg

125 ml coconut milk 

Toppings:

1 cup whipping cream 

6 raspberries 

Decorations:

Berries

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Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a muffin tray with muffin cases.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Pour into your muffin cases and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Place whipping cream and berries in a bowl and whisk on high speed until peaks form.

Using a teaspoon, place a portion of raspberry whipped cream on top of each muffin and decorate with berries. 

winter recipes with protein

CONCLUSION

With the cold weather blowing, it's so important to make sure you're getting the right nutrients to keep your immune system prepared to fight off winter bugs. And having enough protein in your diet is vital to maintaining energy levels and keeping your mind sharp. Sneaking protein into your baking recipes is a great way to spice things up, especially around the festive season. Which recipe will you try first? It's time pack in the protein, sprinkle the spices and enjoy.