With experimental cooking, a lot of things can go ‘wrong.’ The way I see it though, one should always try to turn failures on their head – to grab a flop and flip it into a triumph. It has happened to me a lot that I’ll be planning for one thing and then baaam: I’ll run head-first into another. For example, I’ll be shooting for a bread loaf and get punched by a cheesecake instead; I’ll open the oven expecting to see muffins and… kaPOW! find myself facing a family of cookies. One just has to be creative and roll with the punches; one has to accept the cards one’s dealt and with a BOOOOM! end up victorious! This recipe is an example of this: of how, even when things don’t go as planned, you can end up winning. All you need is a sprinkle of creativity, a dash of imagination, and a hefty serving of thinking-outside-the-box 🙂
I wanted to create recipe for jam-filled protein donuts. Kind of like these ones? Yes, but I wanted to use my muffin cases and, instead of jam, use a protein + strawberry filling. You could say that my plan was doomed to ‘fail’ because, come on, how can one make jam-filled protein donuts without a) a donut tray and b) jam? I know. Maybe it was meant to be whoopa cakes from the beginning…
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
2 tablespoons coconut flour
3/8 cup vanilla whey protein
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon tapioca flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Blended together and baked at 170 C for 15 minutes in six muffin cases.
2. When the muffins came out, I let them cool and proceeded to slice them in half (effectively beheading them). Then, I scooped a bit from both sides and coupled the muffin heads with the muffin heads and the muffin bodies with the muffin bodies.
3. For the filling, I just blended together seven strawberries with 1/4 cup of vanilla casein (no milk or anything, the strawberries are wet enough inside).
4. Finally, I just filled the whoopa cakes and took a giant bite.
Macros per Serving (out of 6):
5.7g carbohydrates (2g sugars)
1.4g fat (1g sat)
Result? Delicious!!!!! The muffins ended up coconutty and bready, really fluffy and soft and, together with the filling? We’re talking about a sweet protein cake sandwich that explodes with creaminess upon chewing.
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These look so delicious!