On Saturday I made the best decision of my life. I bought a mini cupcake tray.
On Monday, I made the 2nd best decision of my life. I bought Quest’s Banana Cream protein powder.
Don’t get all “eww” on me about a banana protein powder. I’ve been extremely curious about Quest protein powders ever since they announced the new product line months and months ago, but because I didn’t bake often with protein powder, I passed on trying it.
I’ve recently, within the past month, have really enjoyed making macro-friendly snacks or meals with protein powder; protein donuts, protein pancakes, protein bread, etc, and it was my mission to find the best protein powder to bake with. Lucky for me, GNC carries the single serving packets of Quest protein powders, making it possible for me to test out the flavors before committing to a tub. I was so impressed with the banana protein pancakes that I made last week with Quest protein powder, Kodiak Cakes pancake mix and MuscleEgg whites, that I bought the tub on Monday.
The pancakes that I made with the banana cream Quest powder were literally the best protein pancakes that I have ever made. They were thick, decadent, and tasted exactly like banana bread. They weren’t dry at all. I had been wanting to buy a mini cupcake tray for honestly, probably close to a year, but never did. I found a cheap priced tray at Walmart for probably $6, and bit the bullet.
This is the easiest recipe to make, and the quickest and most painless recipe to bake. Even better, you can make two batches at once, since the batter makes enough for 12 muffins, and there are 24 slots! 🙂
- 38 grams (1 serving) Kodiak Cake Buttermilk & Honey pancake mix
- (1 scoop) of Quest Banana Cream protein powder
- 46 grams of MuscleEgg Cake Batter liquid egg whites (regular egg whites will work too)
- Baking powder (use your desired amount)
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and pour in 12 sprayed mini muffin tins
- Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes
This recipe yields the most adorable little muffins, and they are just as moist as the pancakes were. Mini muffins will probably be my new go-to instead of making protein pancakes for the ease of baking. Plus, I can throw these in a tupperware container or a baggie and just pop them if I’m out running errands, on a plan, in a meeting, etc!
Which form would you prefer these in… mini muffins, muffins, donuts, waffles or pancakes?