Recipe - Oats Churros with Whey Protein Powder

These Oats Churros with Whey Protein Powder are a healthy and gluten-free taste twist from the classic recipe!

The popular Spanish/Mexican/American Churros’s core ingredient- flour has been swapped with the nutritious low-cholesterol oats flour. The weight-loss supporter ‘coconut oil’ replaces the traditional butter in the recipe. Additionally, instead of deep-frying, these churros are toasted in the skillet with just a hint of coconut oil.

Additionally, oats churros with whey protein powder serve as an extremely nourishing snack/dessert! Chomping on the crisp delicious churros after heavy weight training helps gain muscle mass while losing unwanted fat. Whey protein is a premium quality easily digestible protein that may aid in lowering blood pressure, control Type 2 diabetes, & treat inflammatory bowel troubles.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 0.5 cup oats flour
  • 0.5 cup whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp xylitol
  • 3 Tbsp raw egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil (+ 0.5 tsp coconut oil for greasing pan)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut  sugar
  • 0.25 tsp ground cinnamon 

INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Begin by mixing the oats flour with whey protein powder and xylitol in a bowl.
  • Then, add in the raw egg whites, coconut milk, and melted coconut oil (4 tbsp) into the bowl. Combine them to form a sticky dough.
  • Now, fill the dough in a piping bag attached with a medium-sized open star nozzle. Also, mix the coconut sugar with ground cinnamon and spread it out on a plate.
  • At this time, heat a non-stick skillet over a low flame. Brush the skillet with half a teaspoon coconut oil (or use any non-stick spray).
  • Next, pipe out each churro (into 4-5 inches length), cut with scissors, and fry. You may fry about 5-6 churros at the same time depending on your skillet’s size. Fry on low heat for a few minutes by turning them around till they are completely cooked through and beautifully toasted.

Finally, remove the churros from the skillet and transfer into the coconut sugar and cinnamon mixture. Coat all over and serve!

Notes

  • As goes for the nozzle, you may use medium or large sized open star nozzles. Stay away from tiny nozzles as it will ruin the churros. 
  • Those who enjoy sweet potatoes can switch the oats flour with sweet potato flour for exclusive potato-flavored churros.
  • Other than whey protein powder, this recipe can be prepared with vanilla pea protein powder, rice protein powder, or casein protein powder.
  •  If looking for low-calorie sugar, substitute coconut sugar with stevia.

Nutrition

The entire batch of this “Oats Churros with Whey Protein Powder” contain-

  • Calories: 1164  
  • Protein: 71.45 g
  • Fat: 67.54 g
  • Carbohydrate: 73.77 g
  • Sugars: 10.74 g