Add protein powder to your cornbread with this Easy Protein Cornbread recipe! Just as good as the “real” thing, packed with bodybuilding macros, and quick to make. One of my favorite healthy side recipes.
Start this one by taking out a large mixing bowl big enough for all of your ingredients, a blender or food processor to make your oat flour, and a baking dish to make your cornbread in.
Make your homemade oat flour by adding 1/4 cup of rolled oats into whatever you’re using and processing or blending them until they look like oat flour. Easy, right?
Continue by adding right into your mixing bowl 1/4 cup of fat free milk or milk substitute, 1 large whole egg, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1 cup of plain fat free Greek yogurt, 10-15 drops of some optional liquid sweetener, your homemade oat flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 scoop of a vanilla or natural (unflavored) protein powder, and 3/4 cup of cornmeal.
If you decide to use a vanilla protein powder make sure it’s one where the vanilla isn’t too overpowering!
Mix all of those ingredients either until your easy protein cornbread mix is smooth. I like using a hand mixer to speed this step up.
Did you know that unsweetened apple sauce is a great substitute for butter or oil in most baked goods?
Take out a baking dish (9×7 or 8×8 work great), coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix into it.
Pro tip? Add some chives, jalapeños, bacon bits, or anything else you want to the top of your cornbread before baking it!
Put your easy protein cornbread into the oven on 425F/218C for around 15-20 minutes.
You can quickly check if it’s done by inserting either a toothpick or knife into the center of it. If your toothpick or knife comes out clean, it’s done!
Want enough for the whole family? Double or triple the recipe using the scale system in the recipe card below.
Pair this with our Bodybuilding Chicken Chili recipe!
The Protein Chef is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
- 2 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
- 10-15 Drops Liquid Sweetener
- 1 Large Whole Egg
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt - Plain Fat Free
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- ¼ Cup Rolled Oats
- ¾ Cup Cornmeal
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Natural or Vanilla
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- Turn your Rolled Oats into flour by processing or blending them
- Take out a bowl and mix all of your ingredients together
- Coat a baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray
- Pour your mix in
- Bake on 425F/218C for 15-20 minutes
- Calories: 818
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 375mg
- Carbs: 120g
- Fiber: 18g
- Sugar: 33g
- Protein: 62g