Recently, I’ve been trying to track my intake of macronutrients and be more conscious of what I eat. However, as I’m sure many of you know, it’s really hard to stop eating sweets, specifically pastries.

No more weekly cupcakes, no more dessert at the dining commons. How was I to get my daily sugar rush without ruining my protein intake?

I recently discovered a YouTube channel aptly named “The Protein Chef” run by this awesome guy called Derek. Not to take this blessing from Brodin lightly, I decided to try my hand at two of his most scrumptious looking recipes, namely the Whoopie Pies and the M&M Cake Jars.

Note: Eating these won’t have you joining the 1000-lb club, but they are extremely macro-friendly!

M&M Chocolate Cake Jars

  • Prep Time:10 Minutes
  • Cook Time:30 Minutes
  • Total Time:40 Minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 scoop (30 g) chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/8 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon mini baking M&M's
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 quart-sized Mason jars
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Step 1

Gather the ingredients and choose your favorite chocolate-flavored protein powder.

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Step 2

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 3

Mix everything but the M&M’s in a large bowl until smooth.

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Photo by Irene Kim

Step 4

Lightly mix in the M&M’s.

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Step 5

Coat mason jars generously with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly distribute the mix among them. The cake will rise, so try not to fill them more than halfway.

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Step 6

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Step 7

Take out and enjoy the disgustingly good macros you’ll be getting from these babies.

 

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Whoopie Pies

  • Prep Time:10 Minutes
  • Cook Time:5 Minutes
  • Total Time:15 Minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 5.3 (150 g) oz fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 scoop (58.5 g) chocolate protein powder
  • 1.5 (22.5 g) tablespoon semisweet chocolate chip
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
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Step 1

Gather your ingredients (and your favorite chocolate protein powder) again.

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Step 2

Melt your chocolate chips by microwaving in a bowl for around 30 seconds, stirring, then microwaving for another 60 to 90 seconds.

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Step 3

Set aside half the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and cottage cheese. Mix remaining ingredients with melted chocolate chips.

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Step 4

Take out a mug (or any cylindrical shaped microwavable container) and coat it with non-stick cooking spray. Fill with your mix.

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Step 5

Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take out and lightly mix so nothing burns. Microwave for another 90 seconds.

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Step 6

Empty the container by flipping it upside down onto a plate. Cut into 4 pieces.

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Step 7

Mix remaining yogurt, vanilla extract, and cottage cheese in a blender until silky smooth. This will be your pie filling.

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Step 8

Dollop a generous portion of your filling onto the chocolate buns. Enjoy!

 

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