Orange Protein Biscuits (Creamsicle Flavored)

Orange Protein Biscuits (Creamsicle Flavored)

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Chef’s Notes About Recipe

Greetings everyone!

In this recipe I am using oranges for the first time. Couldn’t decide what I want to make with oranges at first, then I thought of biscuits is a convenient form of snack and something easy to experiment with. They are fun to make and they do sound funny.

In every biscuit recipe I’ve made so far, I made them somewhat tiny, like a mini-snack type of size. However, in this recipe I used more flour, almost twice as much as I usually would, because I wanted to experiment and make larger biscuits and result really amazed me, when biscuits were done baking I was holding one in my hand, tasting it and thinking: “Am I just really happy again, because today is a good day and I made some biscuits..” But actually no, these are some really delicious with orange moist inside biscuits. Making them large was just on point, giving the batter more body to remain orange juices in. Oat flour is the best candidate to provide moist delicious texture, it rises just right and has soft texture naturally by itself. I could not NOT use 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour here also, otherwise the batter wouldn’t be convenient to manipulate and it would stick to my hands all over. Coconut Flour is low calorie, high fiber, high protein type of fella, so no worries here, plus it’s naturally gluten-free.

MusclePharm is one of my favorite brands/companies that sell supplements and all of their Combat protein powders and not only protein powders really impressed me so far. I especially like the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor that I used in a Sweet Potato Bread recipe that is coming up soon, and another flavor which I used here is an Orange Creamsicle one, surely added a nice kick to the orange flavors and made the biscuits taste ridiculously good.

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Something I can experiment more with is adding different protein powders, right now there is Combat powder 2 Tablespoons and 2 Tablespoons of regular non-flavored whey, which is a good choice. What I want to try is to use Pea Protein instead of non-flavored whey and see how that will turn out. I will make sure to report back on this.

Oranges are packed with vitamin C, which naturally energizes your body, it makes the biscuits a perfect before and during exercise snack. I’m giving these biscuits the “all time favorite” status, they are just that good.

    -Alexander.

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Health Benefits

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Oranges

-Powerfood. Oranges are considered as Powerfood. They have a wealth of nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin A precursors, calcium, potassium, and pectin.

-Protects Skin. ranges are full of beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant protecting the cells from being damage which also protects the skin from free radicals and prevents the signs of aging.

-Relieves Constipation. Oranges are full of dietary fiber which stimulates digestive juices and relieves constipation.

-Lowers Cholesterol. Since they’re full of soluble fiber, oranges are helpful in lowering cholesterol.

-Lowers Risk of Disease. Oranges are full of vitamin C which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals cause chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease.

Source: Care2.com


INGREDIENTS

dry ingredients

1 cup Oat Flour
3 Tbsp Coconut Flour
2 Tablespoons Almond Meal
2 Tablespoons Non-flavored Whey Protein
2 Tablespoons Orange Creamsicle Whey by MusclePharm
1 teaspoon baking powder

Try Add-On: 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon to add cinnamon flavor

wet ingredients

1 cup Oranges (diced/cubed)1/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk

Some notes: 

I used Valencia Oranges for this recipe, they are the bigger oranges, a little bit less round as the California ones. However, I bought some California ones yesterday and will try making these biscuits with pea protein substituting the non-flavored whey, to report back as promised. (UPDATE: so I baked these again with Pea Protein and I wasn’t satisfied wit the result, using non-flavored whey instead is best, I also baked with pecan meal and biscuits didn’t taste as good as with almond meal, then I baked them again with non-flavored whey (but isolated) and it turned out that I needed to use another Tablespoon of coconut flour, so that is something you need to be aware of, in case batter is too wet, simply add another Tbsp of Coco Flour)

I don’t think any other flour but Oat Flour matches this recipe so perfectly to give biscuits an incredible texture. You can buy oat flour, or you can make your own.

You might not have the Orange Creamsicle protein powder by MusclePharm with you to use for this recipe, although I wonder how it will turn out with banana flavored whey, bananas and oranges is an interesting combination.

PREPARATION


Step 1.

Combine Dry Ingredients.
In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup oat flour, 3 Tablespoons coconut flour, 2 Tablespoons almond meal, 2 Tablespoons non-flavored whey, 2 Tablespoons orange creamsicle whey and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix.

Step 2.

Blending.
In a blender cup combine 1 cup oranges with 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk. Blend fully until creamy (10 seconds usually is enough).

Step 3.

Combining Dry with Wet.
Pour blended mixture into the bowl where you mixed dry ingredients in, and using spoon or other utensil slowly incorporate into a batter.

Step 4.

Shaping.
Line up parchment paper on the baking tray, or use cooling rack. Using your hands shape the batter into biscuits of the size you prefer. I recommend making 6 larger biscuits about 4-5 inches in size. Although you can make 12 smaller ones.

Step 5.

Baking.
Pre-heat oven to 360 F (182 C), place tray with biscuits into the oven and bake for 30 minutes (6 larger bisuits), 20 minutes (if making 12 smaller ones). Let stand for a few minutes after baking before serving.

    Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.


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Alexander

Chef And Recipe Developer At Protein Bakes

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