This protein powder recipe for berry crumble is made with whey protein powder. Not just for dessert, this healthy recipe is a delicious way to have protein powder for breakfast.
Berry crumble and berry cobbler (I love both!) are some of my long-time guilty pleasures.
I grew up eating what my grandmother called “Bachelor Cobbler,” an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing dessert that’s pretty common in the South. The recipe calls for cans of cherry pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix, chopped pecans and butter. (NOT the recipe we are making today!) Have you had it?
I love the “recipe” so much that it had a prized place on the dessert table at my New England-meets-Texas themed wedding. It’s that good.
Special occasions aside, I never eat it more than once or twice a year! It’s indulgent.
In the meantime, I’ve managed to nail down a healthy version of berry crumble with this surprisingly satisfying protein powder recipe!
PROTEIN POWDER RECIPE: HEALTHY BERRY CRUMBLE
This healthy berry crumble recipe is:
High in protein (33g/serving!)
Quick and easy to make
& Satisfies a sweet tooth.
It’s easy to throw together on a whim because I bet you have the ingredients in your kitchen right now. If you keep frozen berries, almonds, lemons, oats and sweetener on hand, you are practically 100% there.
The secret to making this dish into a balanced, complete meal is cooking with protein powder for the crumble topping.
Making the crumble topping is simple: in a bowl, use a fork to mix together protein powder (this is my favorite protein powder for baking), lemon juice, oats and slivered almonds.
Dump out a cup of frozen berries into an oven-safe baking dish – I like half wild blueberries, half raspberries – and top it with your crumble topping. If you have it, lightly spray a coating of coconut oil spray on top so it browns easily.
Next, throw it in the oven (I use my convection toaster oven) for 15 minutes.
Have your spoon ready! You’re done.
PROTEIN POWDER FOR BREAKFAST
This healthy berry crumble is basically the ingredients of a protein shake transformed into an indulgent-tasting dessert, so it’s healthy enough to eat anytime!
It’s the perfect way to sneak in a serving of protein powder for breakfast. (Great for weight loss!) A lot of times when I know I should have a protein shake, I whip this up instead.
Sometimes it can be so much more satisfying to eat a meal instead of drink it, don’t you think?
Make this recipe even lighter
This recipe is under 400 calories and only has 11g of fat made as written, but if you want to make it even lighter you could easily cut the amount of almonds in half to one tablespoon. Just chop them up in smaller pieces so you get that nutty crunch in every bite!
You could also make a half portion and make it a complete meal by eating it with nonfat greek yogurt. Yum!
MORE PROTEIN POWDER RECIPES
Low Carb Everything Bagel Crackers
Recipe coming soon!
The BEST protein pudding recipe that is so easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients!
“Wonderful White Blender Bread”
This recipe makes perfect white and fluffy, VERY low carb “bread” every time! The main ingredients are protein powder, egg whites and nonfat greek yogurt. I use it for sandwiches, garlic bread and low carb French toast. Best of all, it takes only 2 minutes in a blender to make + oven time. It doesn’t get easier than that!
Find it in the Trim Healthy Table Cookbook, one of my faves, even if you don’t follow the diet. (I don’t.)
Will you try protein powder recipes?
The versatility of protein powder is amazing! It can be used for so much more than your standard protein shake.
If you give this Protein Berry Crumble a try, let me know! Leave a comment and tell me your favorite time of day for healthy berry crumble and when you splurge on the “real thing.”
I love to eat the protein powder recipe version with whipped cream or as a snack “a la mode” with vanilla frozen yogurt. And for me, nothing says cobbler like July 4th! Enjoy!!
Protein Powder Berry Crumble
- 1 c frozen berries (I like half wild blueberries, half raspberries)
- 1 tsp Truvia or equivalent
- 1 serving whey protein powder unflavored or vanilla
- 2 tbsp slivered almonds
- 1/4 c rolled oats
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350F. (Toaster oven is perfect for this single serve recipe.)
- Toss frozen berries with Truvia and place into a small oven-safe baking dish/bowl. (Mine is about 6”x6”)
- In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together protein powder, almonds, oats, vanilla and lemon juice.
- Spread crumble topping on top of berries and give it a light coating with coconut oil spray. (Optional, but helps it brown.)
- Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy on top.