This post contains a collection of some of my favorite pea protein recipes; from pea protein muffins to cookies, protein bars and energy bites. All recipes are gluten free and dairy free.
If you're familiar with my blog, or follow me over on Instagram, then you know I use pea protein frequently. I bake with it, add it to yogurt bowls and use it in smoothies.
I've tried a couple different brands of pea protein, but one of my favorites is Nuzest. Nuzest has high standards and their protein powder actually tastes good. Plus, it's low in sugar, carbs and additives - something I look for in a protein powder.
Nuzest Pea Protein Facts
- Vegan and Paleo friendly: no grains, no gluten, no dairy, no refined sugar
- easy to digest: it's processed using a low-heat, enzymatic isolation process (which is functionally very similar to fermenting or sprouting) and this effectively removes most of the phytate, lectins, saponins, and trypsin inhibitors that are associated with legumes.
- free of fillers, additives and artificial sweeteners
- tested for heavy metals, pesticides, solvents and common allergens
- certified gluten free and non GMO
I consider Nuzest clean lean protein one of the "cleanest" protein powders out there. It's one I feel safe eating regularly and giving to my kids. Plus, I love the taste.
Where to Buy Nuzest Pea Protein Powder
The best place to buy Nuzest pea protein powder is from the Nuzest website. They offer a wide range of protein flavors, along with bars and digestive support supplements.
Use my Nuzest discount code BAKEITPALEO to save on any order!
Amazon also carries Nuzest, as well as a few retail locations (which you can find on the Nuzest website).
What to Do with Pea Protein Powder?
There are so many ways to use pea protein powder. I have a lot of recipes using pea protein on my blog, but I've compiled a list of my favorites. So, here we go!
1. Pumpkin Protein Muffins
These paleo pumpkin protein muffins are moist, fluffy and low in sugar. They're made with Cassava Flour, Nuzest pea protein and pumpkin puree. They're perfect as a breakfast side, lunch addition or post workout snack.
2. Vanilla Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
These pea protein cookies are gluten free and dairy free, made with pea protein and perfect for a healthy dessert. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is so good - you'll never guess it contains protein powder.
3. Cookie Dough Smoothie
This Cookie Dough Smoothie is Paleo, Vegan, packed with protein and even contains hidden veggies. It's a healthy vanilla pea protein smoothie recipe that actually tastes good!
4. Waffles with Pea Protein
These vanilla pea protein waffles are low carb, dairy free, grain free and Paleo friendly. Furthermore, this simple waffle recipe is just 5 ingredients.
They're light, crisp and great with any of your favorite toppings.
5. Strawberry Pea Protein Muffins
These low carb strawberry protein muffins are great for snacking, eating alongside breakfast or packing in your lunch.
They're made with strawberry pea protein and almond flour, don't contain any added sugar and are completely grain free and dairy free.
6. Banana Protein Balls
These healthy Banana Protein Balls are Paleo, Vegan and nut free. Plus, they don't contain any added sugar. They are only sweetened with banana and are coated in extra dark chocolate for a simple, low carb, high protein snack or dessert. The whole family will love these banana energy bites!
7. Homemade Protein Snickers
These homemade Protein Snickers Bars are Paleo, Vegan and secretly healthy.
This snickers recipe consists of an almond-protein nougat, a layer of dairy free caramel topped with chopped almonds and an extra dark chocolate coating. They're probably my favorite candy bar recipe on the blog!
8. Pumpkin Protein Bars
These low carb pea protein bars are easy to make and packed with protein. In addition, they contain only a few simple paleo and vegan ingredients, including pea protein, almond butter and pumpkin puree.
This pea protein bar recipe is perfect for an on-the-go snack or quick post workout treat.
9. Vegan Pea Protein Banana Bread
This vegan banana pea protein bread is soft, tender and moist.
It's paleo friendly, only sweetened with bananas, non dairy, grain free and easy to make. With qualities like this, what's not to like?!
10. Dark Chocolate Protein Balls
These dark chocolate protein balls are the perfect no bake, high protein snack or dessert.
They're made with pea protein, cocoa powder and sunbutter and are Paleo and Vegan friendly. This low carb chocolate protein ball recipe is just what you need to satisfy those sweet cravings while keeping your sugar intake low.
11. Chocolate Chip Pea Protein Muffins
These chocolate chip pea protein muffins are one of my go-to protein muffin recipes.
They're made with almond flour and pea protein, lightly sweetened with honey and loaded with dark chocolate chips. This easy protein muffin recipe is gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
12. Birthday Cake Protein Balls
What's the next best thing to a slice of birthday cake? These birthday cake protein balls!
These pea protein balls taste like vanilla cake batter, but they're healthy and high in protein. This easy recipe is nut free, egg free, grain free and dairy free.
13. Chocolate Protein Muffins
These chocolate pea protein muffins are just what you need for a simple, low carb breakfast option. They are great for meal prep, kid friendly, dairy free, grain free and taste like cake! Yes, cake! (Although, admittedly not quite as sweet.)
These high protein muffins are soft, fluffy and moist. They're made with almond flour and my Nuzest pea protein. In addition, they are low in sugar, healthy, and taste amazing.
14. Vanilla Protein Balls
These vanilla protein balls are soft and chewy with a delicious vanilla flavor. They are nut free, grain free (no oats) and paleo friendly; perfect for a healthy dessert or snack.
15. Pumpkin Protein Donuts
These pumpkin protein donuts are baked in the oven and then topped with a rich chocolate glaze. They're perfect for an indulgent, yet healthy treat.