5 Protein-Rich Sweet Treats
Striving for that summer body doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Cheat clean with these delicious desserts.
Name: Spencer Miller, The Macro Chef
Hobbies: Cooking, cycling
I know you may be well on your way to getting those summer abs, but it's never a bad idea to keep that sweet tooth in check and reward yourself with a protein-packed sweet treat when the craving hits.
Not sure where to start? Don't fret. I'm the Macro Chef, and I'm here to help you bake up tasty treats that meet your macros. I may be only 16, but I take a lot of pride in delivering great-tasting, protein-filled recipes.
This collection of five recipes is perfect for striking the balance you need to keep those summer abs while still allowing you to enjoy yourself from time to time. From waffles to doughnuts to cookies and pancakes, I've got you covered with a little bit of everything to keep your diet—and sweet tooth—on point.1
White Chocolate Brownie Protein Waffles
What would a recipe article be without waffles? An empty one, in my opinion. That's all the more reason to kick things off with this winning dish. The chocolate Combat powder gives this dish a great brownie-like taste for the low, low cost of just one gram of sugar per waffle. This baked good is high in protein though. With a whopping 11 grams of the muscle-building macro per waffle, feel free to stack these pancakes with abs sky high! Minimal prep and cook time make this the perfect meal to keep temptation at bay.2
Dark Chocolate and Coconut Protein Doughnuts
Doughnuts! Doughnuts seem to be all the rage these days, but what if I told you that you could make your own, or that they could be loaded with protein and be on par with regular doughnuts when it comes to taste? Yeah, I'm assuming I have your attention.
These take a little longer to prep, but the extra time spent in the kitchen is well worth the wait.3
White Chocolate Oreo Truffles
Since there's an entire sleeve of Oreos in this recipe, you might need to save this dish for an actual cheat day. But don't worry, you won't be snacking on empty calories—the addition of Combat and Combat casein powder makes this a mind-blowing protein treat as well. The white chocolate over top of the Oreo's is truly delicious, and these are super easy to prepare and enjoy! The only problem you may have is trying to avoid eating all of them at once because they're that good!4
Confetti Cake Protein Cookies
Getting a protein cookie to turn out well can be difficult. Having it taste good while simultaneously meeting your macros is no easy task, but this is by far the best recipe I've made. Again, the prep time is a breeze, as is the minimal cook time—5 and 9 minutes, respectively. This means you can enjoy these cookies almost immediately!
Each cookie has 8 grams of protein, yet stays moist. That's a big plus for protein cookie recipes, which can be difficult to master for that very reason. Not in this case!
White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Pancakes
Who doesn't love pancakes? With the addition of the delicious White Chocolate Raspberry Combat Crunch bar, you'll turn these regular pancakes from great to outstanding. They're also loaded with protein, which makes them the perfect choice for a post-workout protein refuel, and they're perfect for replenishing after hitting legs or after pushing through heavy sets of compound lifts. With a total cook and prep time of 12 minutes, these loaded flapjacks are a breeze to whip up. That's a huge win in my book!