Food Porn – Broccoli Protein Bread

Josh PalmerKnowledge Is Power, Nutrition2 Comments

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Huge thanks to Anna at Protein Pow(D)er for coming up with this recipe!

Make sure you check out her original blog post here: http://www.proteinpow.com/2013/04/low-carb-gluten-free-broccoli-protein.html

Essentially the recipe broke down to this:

– 1/2 cup (60g) Pea Protein Isolate
– 1/2 cup (45g) Whey Protein Isolate
– 3 or 4 Egg whites
– 2 Whole Eggs
– A cup of steamed broccoli (honestly I didn’t measure it just added it till consistency seemed right).

From there it’s really straightforward! Just add it all to a bowl and blitz with an immersion blender.

Here’s the mixture dumped into a silicone baking mould (2lb loaf)…

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Finished baking at 160 degrees C for 40 minutes…

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The finished loaf turned out…

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…and cut open…

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…then turned into a makeshift bacon sandwich because…well why the hell not!

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In terms of macros this thing is epic!

– Protein: Around 110-115g
– Fat: About 10g
– Carb: About 15g (of course a bunch of that is fibre anyway)

This particular loaf was perhaps a little on the dense side. With a few tweaks and thinly sliced it could be really great.

It even has my Father baking for the first time ever! He’s trying it with Cauliflower instead of Broccoli and using Lemon rind/jiuce with Vanilla to turn it into a sort of cake. That will be interesting…

2 Comments on “Food Porn – Broccoli Protein Bread”

  1. Navo

    Hi. I’ve tried this recipe twice and both times it has not risen at all. Basically came out super dense and never rose above level I poured in. I’m using a 9×4 pan, 1 cup whey instead of 1/2 whey and 1/2 pea, and I’m using a regular blender instead of immersion. Any suggestions? I even added baking powder to last batch.

    1. Josh Palmer

      I’m afraid not, it’s been a long time since I’ve made it! It is typically very dense. Perhaps try contacting the origional recipe author over at Protein Power? They may have a better idea with more experience.

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