Who Said We Can’t Enjoy Sweets?
Think of your favorite dessert that you look forward to at the end of a long day of work. Reminisce on how cold, sweet, or crunchy it is, a brief respite to the daily grind and stressors of the day.
Now imagine if you didn’t feel guilty for indulging in its delicacy most of the time.
Or all of the time.
Now look at the picture above: what you were thinking of was most likely a danish pastry (probably, but even if you didn’t, a danish pastry is a wonderful go-to for a sweet retreat at the end of the day).
But how do we remove the guilt associated with such a delight? After all, what could be healthy about making five Danish pastries (to share with others, of course)?
Well, we make it epic: we make it a protein danish!
The Protein Danish Recipe
Before we let our stomachs salivate on such a hope, a good question to address is: why bother? Won’t it take longer, be more laborious, to make such a delicious dessert that has more protein than it does sugar?
Or will it cost more at the store to pursue the healthier alternative?
The answer to both, to our greatest relief, is no.
To make a protein Danish pastry, it is rather a simple process. The number of ingredients are relatively few, you can make it as inexpensive as you like, and the whole process takes roughly around 10 minutes or less.
I will be totally transparent: this High Protein Danish is stupid good. Recipe is based on strawberries, but use any fruit you want! Apple, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate? Heck yeah, no matter! This recipe is so easy, you literally whip the mixture together, pour evenly on the bread and cook it! Then in less than 10 minutes you have 5 amazing pastries you can eat on the go, for dessert, or anytime you want!
Let’s get started with the ingredients!
What You Need (for 5 Pastries):
- 5 slices of bread
- 5 eggs
- 1 ½ cups of fat free greek yogurt
- ½ cup sugar free syrup
- Diced fruit of choice
Alright, now it’s time to make the Danishes! Let’s follow these simple steps to make sure they turn out perfectly:
- First, press the center of each bread slice to make a little bowl
- Add the eggs, Greek yogurt & Syrup to a bowl and mix well
- Pour the mixture into the bowl of each loaf of bread
- Add fruit to the top
- Air fry or bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes or until the top begins to brown
- Eat and enjoy (all five at once is my personal recommendation!)
A fun way to make it even better is to drop some chocolate in the middle before you bake the Danish (or caramel if you prefer that more). That will absorb deliciously into the protein Danish.
For the best results in baking the protein Danishes, use any kind of silicone baking tray. This is going to make it a lot easier to get the Danishes out of the oven and it won’t affect them in any negative way.
Now, let’s see what’s inside these crispy bites of Heaven.
Macros: Per Pastry
Here’s the breakdown per Danish, and as you can see, it is really high in protein, low in carbs, and a small amount of fat!
- Carbs: 22.8g
- Fat: 5.8g
- Protein: 15.4g
The best part, the total calories is only: 204 kcal.
So the next time you have a long day at work, have some friends and family over, or you are just craving some crispy sweets without the guilt, make a few of these high protein Danish pastries and your body will not only thank you for the nutrition, it will love you that it tasted amazing!
For an even better time, I recommend drinking it with some coffee! If you want to get a little adventurous, dunk a little bit of the pastry into the coffee, and enjoy your best life!
EPIC BONUS TIME:
Protein Donut Recipe Advice
Now the awesome part about the protein danish recipe is that its principles apply very easily to another sweet yet powerful treat: the protein donut recipe.
Now a similar question might arise as it did with the protein danish: will the protein donut recipe be more laborious or not worth it compared to just a regular donut?
The answer, which our stomachs are happy to hear, is again no.
First, if you have a donut ring baking tray, made with silicone for an easier time, following the wonderful protein donut recipe should be a piece of cake (donut cake, of course)!
And why go through the effort of making it yourself? Well, for starters, if you follow our protein donut recipe, your donuts will be more dense, cakelike, and filling. You will actually become full from these donuts and not have to fight the usual temptations of finishing a greasy donut box by yourself from the store.
Not having to explain yourself for going for a second donut is a win in and of itself!
Your body will be more satiated and fulfilled because our protein donut recipe makes each donut have 12-14 grams of protein. Just having two donuts will be better (and more nutritious) than a protein bar!
And of course, it is more fun than eating a chewy and dull protein bar after a workout or to hold you over till your next meal.
Heck, this can even be your meal since you deserve it!
Probably the best advice that we recommend when following our protein donut recipe is to make your donuts chocolate. Out of all the flavors, chocolate is the easiest to do as far as baking goes.
For those who love vanilla, you have to get the ratios just right with the vanilla bean oil and other ingredients or it just doesn’t turn out well.
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