14 Surprising Recipes You Can Put Protein Powder In

Are you looking for protein powder recipes, but bored of all the same old protein shakes?

You will be excited to find out that cooking with protein powder recipes is actually pretty easy. There is no way to get bored. It always surprises people that there are endless healthy things to make with protein powder. Seriously, you can put protein powder into just about anything: pancakes, waffles, muffins, oatmeal, brownies, and so on! 

Try our favorite protein powder recipe and start making your own list of things to make with protein powder. All of these protein powder recipes are healthy and nutrient-dense. Most are gluten-free and vegan, but all can be modified to meet your gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan needs for your protein powder recipes. Cooking with protein powder recipes is easy and nutritious – let’s get to it.

14 Surprising Protein Powder Recipes

1. Add Protein Powder to Your Pancake Recipes

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Looking at the list of things to make with protein powder, we must start with pancakes. Who doesn’t love pancakes? Seriously, they are delicious. Even though they are sweet, they can be protein-rich if you choose from protein powder recipes. Try this Apple Banana Protein Pancake protein powder recipe. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, protein-rich, free from refined sugar, and healthy.

Apple Banana Protein Pancakes


  • 1 cup oat flour (just ground up GF oats)
  • 1 cup all-purpose GF flour
  • 2 scoops Organifi Protein Powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple (peeled)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cup almond milk (plus more if needed)


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
  2. Using a cheese grater, grate the apple and banana into a separate bowl. Add the vanilla and maple syrup, then mix together.  
  3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Add the almond milk. Mix just until all ingredients are combined. Do not over-mix or your pancakes will be rubbery (if too thick, add more almond milk, if too thin, add a little more oat flour).
  4. Lightly grease griddle or pan. Using a ¼ or ⅓ measuring cup (depending on how big you want your pancakes), pour batter on a warm griddle. Make sure it’s not too hot or outside will cook too fast and won’t cook the batter and fruit all the way through.
  5. Top with maple syrup, bananas, and walnuts. Enjoy!

2. Add Protein Powder to You Waffle Recipes

Now that we covered pancakes, let’s move onto other things to make with protein powder. Let’s stay with breakfast for a bit though. Try some waffle protein powder recipes. These waffles are truly golden. They are rich in protein AND anti-inflammatory spices, such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. 

Golden Pumpkin Protein Waffles


  • 1 ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • ½ cup oat flour (or just finely ground rolled oats)
  • 1-2 scoops of Organifi Vanilla Complete Protein Powder
  • 1 scoop Organifi GOLD Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Suggested toppings: chopped walnuts & finely chopped dark chocolate


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until just combined. Pour batter on a heated, greased waffle iron until cooked.

3. Add Protein to Your Oatmeal Recipes

Sticking with breakfast things to make with protein powder, we can’t forget about oatmeal. Oatmeal protein powder recipes are simple to make and versatile. Besides protein powder, this oatmeal recipe has a good amount of antioxidant blueberries and brain-protecting walnuts to power you for the day.

Overnight Oats


  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • ½ a cup of coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of crushed walnuts
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Complete Protein Powder



  1. Mix all ingredients and leave them overnight in your fridge.
  2. Add a little more coconut milk in the morning and stir again.

4. Add Protein Powder to Your Banana Bread Recipes

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Banana bread is everyone’s favorite. And yes, you can add protein powder to it. Try this nutrient-dense, banana bread protein powder recipe Bonus tip: you can add protein powder to your zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, and other dessert bread recipes.

Banana Bread


  • 3 very large ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups or 1 pound once mashed)
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey, I like to use Grade B maple syrup, which has a more intense flavor
  • 3 tbsp almond butter I used the drippy, natural almond butter**
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup  coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Complete Protein Powder



  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven 350 degrees F. Line a 9×5-inch metal loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing some to hang over two sides. Lightly coat with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Double-check to make sure you have about 1 1/2 cups of bananas total. Briskly whisk in the eggs, maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla. Sprinkle the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt over the top. By hand, stir until evenly combined. The batter will be thick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and gently smooth the top.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the top, is golden and springs back lightly when touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If it any point the bread starts to brown more than you would like, loosely tent the pan with foil and continue baking. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Then, using the parchment overhang as handles, remove the bread from the pan to cool completely.

5. Add Protein Powder to Your Chia Pudding Recipes

You can see that breakfast cooking with protein powder is possible. But what is you want something lighter than a pancake? Try some chia pudding protein powder recipes. This recipe is perfect on the go and fuels your morning with lots of protein and omega-3s.

Chia Pudding



  1. Pour coconut milk into a bowl.
  2. Mix in chia seeds, cacao and Organifi Complete Protein Powder.
  3. Stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes or longer until it gels.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. Mix all the ingredients in a mason jar. Stir well until the oats are thoroughly coated in liquid.
  7. Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate it.
  8. In the morning, you should stir in a little coconut milk to in order to loosen up the oats.


6. Add Protein Powder to Your Breakfast Cookie Recipes

When you are looking for things to make with protein powder, you have to remember your classic breakfast cookie protein powder recipes. Let’s be honest though, these breakfast cookies are absolutely delicious at any time of the day as a healthy snack or nutritious dessert. Try this protein powder recipe.

Breakfast Cookies


  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of GF quick cooking oats
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • 1 egg or 1 flax egg or ⅓ extra mashed banana
  • ¼ cup almond milk or other nut milk
  • ¼ cup of goji berries
  • ¼ cup of nuts of your choice (walnuts, cashews, almonds, etc.)
  • ¼ cup of Organifi Complete Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds or other seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: you can add cacao nibs, dark chocolate chips, raisins, coconut flakes or whatever other superfoods, seeds or dried fruits you wish



  1. Preheat your oven at 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well with coconut oil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add heaping tablespoons of the mix on your baking sheet then press them gently with a fork. It should make 20 – 24 cookies.
  4. Bake it for 15-18 minutes until lightly brown.
  5. Let cool completely and enjoy. Store them in your fridge up to 4-5 days or keep it in your freezer for longer.

7. Add Protein Powder to Your Biscuit Recipes

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Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? They are perfect as a side or as a bread option. Did you know that you can make them protein-rich, gluten-free, and healthy? Yes, you can. See, cooking with protein powder recipes is easy. Make this biscuit protein powder recipe today!

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Protein Filled Biscuits


Vegan buttermilk:

  • ¾ cup of unsweetened plain almond milk, rice milk or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup of GF flour blend
  • ¾ cup of almond flour
  • ¼ cup Organifi Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil



  1. Preheat your oven at 400F.
  2. Combine your dairy-free milk with the ACV then set aside.
  3. Combine your GF flour blend, almond flour, protein powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and cornstarch in a large bowl.
  4. Add your coconut oil and mix it well into your flour mix.
  5. Add ¾ of the vegan buttermilk and combine well. Add more buttermilk if it feels too dry. If it seems too wet, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of almond flour.
  6. Forming 1-inch-thick biscuits, add your mix onto a greased baking sheet without touching. The recipe makes 6 – 8 medium or 10 – 12 smaller biscuits.
  7. Brush them with a little almond milk, then bake them for 15 – 20 minutes.
  8. Increase the heat to 450F and bake them for another 2 – 5 minutes, watching not to burn them.
  9. Take them out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.
  10. Let them cool completely before serving.

8. Add Protein Powder to Your Muffin Recipes

The things you can make with protein powder are limitless. Of course, you can add protein powder to any of your favorite muffin recipes. Seriously, add a scoop or two to healthify any of your muffins. Try this amazing recipe, it is one of my favorite muffin protein powder recipes.

Gluten-Free Strawberry And Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins


  • 4 cups ripe strawberries, quartered
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup honey, maple syrup, or agave
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Zest of 4 lemons, plus ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup plain coconut yogurt or whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds or chia seeds
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup Organifi Complete Protein
  • 1 ¼ cup gluten-free flour mix
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine the strawberries in a medium saucepan and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, cook until the strawberries begin to loosen and become jammy. Remove from heat and refrigerate until needed.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil, honey, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, yogurt, and vanilla until combined. Add the poppy seeds and eggs and whisk.
  4. Add the protein powder, flour, almond flour, and baking powder and whisk until combined.
  5. Fold in a ½ cup of the cooked strawberries into the batter until just evenly distributed. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling almost all the way to the top. Spoon over a few remaining strawberries with their juices over each muffin batter top and bake for 20 to 23 minutes, until the muffins just barely spring back to the touch.
  6. These keep nicely, wrapped well at room temperature, for up to 2 days.

9. Add Protein Powder to Your Power Ball Recipes

Energy balls or power balls are an easy snack and even work as a dessert or a quick breakfast. When it comes to power ball protein powder recipes, this one with pumpkin spice is my favorite during the fall. However, I want to tell you a little secret: You can add protein powder to any of your power ball, energy bar, or granola bar recipes!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of dried organic dates
  • 2 scoops of Organifi Complete Protein
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (to coat outside of balls)



  1. In a food processor, pulse the dates into small pieces and form a sticky ball.
  2. Add protein powder, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract to the food processor. Then pulse to combine into a smooth mixture. Taste and add any additional maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter taste, but you shouldn’t need to.
  3. Add the oats and nuts next and pulse to combine, leaving the oats and nuts in small pieces.   
  4. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least a half-hour. Scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Then roll the balls in the coconut flakes. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. They should last for a couple of weeks, so you can batch-cook them if you like.

10. Add Protein Powder to Your Energy Bars

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See, I told you. Protein powder works for energy, protein, and granola bars. You can choose a different bar from the endless number of energy bar protein powder recipes online. This one is my favorite. You won’t be disappointed. Oh, the number of things you can make with protein powder…I’m amazed.

Banana Nut Quinoa Protein Bars


  • ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa + water for cooking
  • 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp Organifi Complete Protein Powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 2 flax eggs or chia eggs
  • 6 tbsp honey (or maple syrup or date paste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Cook your quinoa according to the directions on the package, then cook for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven at 350F.
  3. Using a 9 x 9 inch or similar baking dish. Grease it with coconut oil cooking spray.
  4. Add the oats, walnuts, cashews, chia, flax, baking powder, cinnamon, and Organifi Complete Protein to a bowl.
  5. In another bowl, mash your bananas.
  6. Melt your coconut oil until it turns into liquid. Mix it with your almond butter and bananas until nicely combined.
  7. Add the flax egg, almond milk, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla to the banana mix and stir well.
  8. Add the quinoa to the mix and stir well.
  9. Now mix the dry and wet ingredients until well combined.
  10. Spread it nicely across your baking dish.
  11. Bake for about 25 minutes then cool completely.
  12. Slice it and store it in your fridge. 

11. Add Protein Powder to Your Pizza Crust Recipes

You think I’m joking! But I’m not! You can add protein powder to your pizza crust recipes. I told you that cooking with protein powder is simple. You can add protein powder to your pizza crust, bread though, or tortilla recipes. Try this socca pizza, one of my favorite when it comes to pizza crust protein powder recipes.

Socca Pizza



  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 scoop Organifi Protein Powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic


  • Dairy-free cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Kalamata olives
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Anything you want!



  1. Combine flour, water and avocado oil.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F or cook on skillet.
  3. Add toppings.
  4. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

12. Add Protein Powder to Your Popsicle Recipes

The things you can make with protein powder are limitless. You can add protein powder to your popsicle, ice cream, sorbet, acai bowls, and other frozen dessert recipes. Experiment with some creative protein powder recipes. Try this popsicle as a sweet, fruity, and protein-rich dessert.

Lemon Blackberry Popsicles


  • 1 ½ cup frozen or fresh blackberries
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 can coconut milk (use both the coconut cream & liquid)
  • 1 heaping tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (2-3 large lemons)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ⅛ + tbsp real maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1 scoop Organifi Protein Powder



  1. In a small pan, heat the blackberries and coconut sugar on low heat, stirring while smashing the berries until juices of berries & sugar have made a sauce-like consistency.
  2. In a blender or food processor, blend the remaining ingredients.  
  3. Starting with blackberry sauce, pour a small amount in each popsicle mold then alternate with the lemon mixture & blackberry sauce until all popsicles are filled. Freeze.


13. Add Protein Powder to Your Smoothie Recipes

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Okay, this may not be surprising, but when we are talking about things to make with protein powder, you can forget about smoothie protein powder recipes. You can also add protein powder to your smoothie bowls, acai bowls, and fruity shakes. Try this Pina Colada Protein Smoothie to feel like that you are at the beach even when hanging out on your couch.

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie


  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ frozen small zucchini
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ¾ cup of coconut milk
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 1 scoop Organifi Protein Powder
  • Handful of ice


Instructions: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!

14. Add Protein Powder to Your Brownie Recipes

Let’s save the best for last! BROWNIES. Yeap, there are brownie protein powder recipes out there. Add this delicious recipe on your list of things to make with protein powder.

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Protein Brownies


  • ¾ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chunks or chopped dark chocolate bar of 60-70% cacao
  • ½ cup Organifi Vanilla Complete Protein
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks, to sprinkle over the top



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8-inch square pan with a sheet of parchment paper, leaving some overhang over each side.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the almond butter, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, melt ½ cup of the chocolate chunks.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the almond butter mixture and whisk vigorously to incorporate.
  5. Add the protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine until completely smooth.
  6. The batter should be thick, slightly fluffy and free of any dry lumps of powders or nut butter.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out evenly with a spatula.
  8. Sprinkle over the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chunks and gently press them into place.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes until the top feels almost firm and the edges are a little bit cracked.
  10. These will slice neatly with adequate chilling time. Let cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before serving. Best enjoyed cold, straight out of the fridge and will keep well in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.



Look at this list of things to make with protein powder. Seriously, cooking with protein powder recipes. There are so many protein powder recipes out there, you can’t get bored! Try our recipes and get creative in your kitchen. Your body will thank you.

What are your favorite protein powder recipes? Share your most delicious healthy things to make with protein powder. We would love to try your protein powder recipes.

And remember, we are in this together.

Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Health Writer & Freelance Writing Mentor at Kat Gal Writer / Freelance Writer School
Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at katgalwriter@gmail.com or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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