Casein Cookies & Casein vs. Whey Protein
Updated: Aug 16
If you Pinterest, you know it takes about two seconds to head down a rabbit hole with no return. Because of that-I got here last night!
I was a different two seconds away from eating a dark chocolate bar and I searched for casein cookies on Pinterest. A past client of mine once told me she made them and I joked that I'd just bake crispy chips because I've never had success baking with protein powder. Anyways. Recipe looked easy enough.
So, I tried it. I used my Rule 1 Casein in salted caramel and PB Crave in cookie nookie (not almond butter). I also topped them with a 1/2 square of dark chocolate. Half way through cooking I was STOKED! Check out these babies.
Then, this was the finale.
Right?! What the crap. Beautiful and plump to flat and...well...flat.
Regardless of the flappy look and to my surprise, they were awesome! As awesome as a protein casein cookie can be anyways! The peanut butter definitely adds to the taste. I'm a fan. I know I don't sound too convincing, but I definitely encourage giving it a go if you currently use protein powder.
It must be casein! You do not want to try this with whey protein. You'll notice the casein makes a thicker, paste like consistency; whereas, the whey makes more of a milky, watery consistency.
Let's talk about that...
This is the easiest description of the difference between Whey and Casein...
Specifically, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt have higher amounts of casein. Because of that, they are best eaten before bed as they take longer to digest.
If you're interested in more info- check out this article! Great resource for learning more about protein: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/top-12-protein-filled-foods-for-your-physique/slideshow
Back to the cookies....let me know if you make these! I was pleasantly surprised!
Serving size: 1 batch
Carbs: 8 grams , Fat: 8.5 grams, Protein: 28 grams
Please Note: Nutritional information estimated at myfitnesspal.com. Data may not be accurate and is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Where one ingredient is not listed, substitutions must be used. Therefore, you should not refer to this data as being exact. It’s more of a ballpark figure. Kendraleighstiffler.com does not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided as a courtesy and general reference only. It is not exact.