Greeting my friends,
I had been experimenting with making different varieties of homemade protein poptarts. I had made Apple-cinnamon, Cashew butter and Matcha fillings and they all taste awesome. These munchies can be an alternative tasty protein snack to having the usual protein bars.
Although making the crust can be a bit tricky to make, it is worth the effort because you know exactly what are the ingredients you are adding to your diet.
I rank this as 4 biceps out of 5. If you do more, after a while you will get the hang of how to mould and control the dough for the crust.
Here is how you prepare Matcha Protein Poptarts.
Almond flour (450g)
Pitted dates (6 pieces)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Water to form the dough
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
Sugar free Jell-O vanilla pudding
10 serving of Matcha whey from Lushprotein
Milk to thickens the mixture
1. First, mix the dates and almond flour in the food processor until they are evenly mixed.
2. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and add cinnamon powder, salt and coconut oil.
3. Continue to mix them and slowly add in water bit by bit till the mixture become a dough. Be careful not to add too much water.
4. Next, divide your dough into two and spread them on a baking paper. I cover the dough with baking paper to roll them so it would be easier to spread them evenly. Cut them into equal squares (depending your preference). Do the same with the other dough and put them in chiller till you are ready to use them.
5. For the matcha filling, I use sugar free jell-o to make a thicken pudding. Slowly pour the milk into the pudding mix with matcha whey till a pudding is form.
6. I use a spatula to lift the dough off the baking paper and transfer to the baking tray as the dough tends to fall apart easily. Spread the matcha filling and cover with another dough sheet. Use a fork to gently press the edges and poke some holes on the tarts.
7. Bake the tarts at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes or till golden brown. Leave the tarts to cool and the tarts should not crumble that easily after baking.
It’s really not matcha difficult to make them and it taste really awesome! Personally I really like the taste of the almond-dates crust.
Hope you can give it a try. I have included link to where you can order Lushprotein matcha whey as well. Alternatively, you can use vanilla whey mixed with matcha powder.
Till next time, keep lifting and eat healthy.