Including UNJURY® when you bake can help keep you feeling full and satisfied longer. Below are 5 tips to ensure your recipes are as delicious as they are wholesome.
Use the right proportion of protein powder.
- Exchange flour for protein powder to reduce carbohydrates and increase nutrition. Since protein helps keep your blood sugar stable, including it in your dessert recipes can be especially beneficial. You can substitute 1/3 of the flour in a recipe with protein powder.
Don't over mix dough or batter.
- To avoid making your baked goods too tough, fold your ingredients together just until incorporated. If you want an especially tender product, go slow and be gentle when mixing. This will prevent the whey from clumping and ensure a smooth result.
Add more liquid.
- The protein will absorb water, which can make the batter stiff. If this happens, add more liquid. Also, consider adding ingredients that will help keep the product moist. Think about adding applesauce, Greek yogurt, or shredded zucchini for even more nutrients.
Reduce time and temperature.
- Whey protein encourages browning in baked goods. This can be a benefit as it can make your product appear more attractive, especially when reducing the sugar in a recipe. However, to prevent the product from becoming too dark and dry, reduce the heat. Try 325 degrees to prevent burning. Cooking times will vary, but keep an eye on the oven when trying a new recipe. You may have to take it out 10 to 15 minutes before the suggested cooking time.
Enhance flavor without increasing calories.
- When you are cutting back on carbohydrates, fat, or sugar in a recipe, you will notice a change in the taste. Keep things flavorful by using UNJURY Vanilla or UNJURY Chocolate. If you are using UNJURY Unflavored, try extracts, spices, unsweetened cocoa powder, and even steeped tea to give the flavor of your product more depth.
Remember: The protein quality of UNJURY will not be compromised when you use it for baking. You will still get all the high-quality protein benefits!
Here are some recipes to try, developed and tested by Registered Dietitians: