“Fitness is my business, baking is my passion,” says Stephen Charles Lincoln, a fitness instructor who enjoys a good brownie and cookie.
Way back in 1999, he created the Protein Bakery to bake goodies amped up with whey protein, undetectable to the palate.
We only heard about it recently, but we’re thrilled with the result: delicious cookies, brownies and blondies that deliver six grams of protein per serving. With classic good cookie and brownie flavor, you’d never know you’re getting a nutritional boost.
The products are baked without wheat flour and include better-for-you ingredients like rolled oats, light brown sugar, peanut butter, cranberries, toasted walnuts and unsweetened coconut. Baked daily in small batches, the sweet treats are all natural, trans-fat free and preservative free.
The recipes are gluten free, but the brownies and cookies are baked in a facility that uses gluten in other products. The line is certified kosher by KOF-K.
There is sugar, of course; and the calorie count is the same as most products from artisan bakeries. The differentiation is that instead of empty calories, you get a nice hit of protein with each bite.
Everything is available shrink-wrapped for home purchase and in tins for gifting. There’s an assortment for everybody.
And there’s no need to tell kids that the extra protein is good for them.
Chocolate chocolate chip cookies, packed with protein. Photo courtesy Protein Bakery.