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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Green Chile Cheese High Protein Bread

Warm cheesy bread is my weakness so by adding protein it becomes healthier and I feel less guilty when enjoying a slice.

My family loves when I make my green chile cheese bread for Christmas. It is a holiday tradition for them. I tend to only make this bread for Christmas because it is a time-consuming bread to make and I tend to eat one too many slices of this gooey spicy bread. So I decided to make this delicious bread a bit healthier and easier to make so I could enjoy it year-round. My original recipe is a yeast-based bread so I decided to make the healthier version a quick bread. I also added vegan protein powder and wheat flour for nutrition. Now that this delicious bread is loaded with protein, I can enjoy a slice as part of a healthy meal.  The best part is my family loved the bread and did not even notice the difference between the added protein powder and wheat flour.

Did you know green chile is loaded with vitamin C?

 Green chile not only has plenty of vitamin C in it but it is also a great source of fiber. Most green chile (the good stuff) is grown in New Mexico and we New Mexicans love our green chile. We eat it almost anything. Green chile season comes once a year and most people here like to buy it in large quantities ( 30 pounds or more) so they can enjoy it year-round. I always have plenty of green chile in my freezer. If you don't have green chile in your freezer, canned green chile will work just fine in this recipe. Green chile comes in mild, medium, hot, and extra hot. I recommend using mild green chile for a gentle delicious spicy flavor. If you like spicy/hot food, then use a medium to hot green chile. 

Green Chile Cheese High Protein Bread
1 cups wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup Just Natural Nuzest Clean Lean Protein
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup diced green chile, drained if using can
2 eggs or egg substitute
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping the bread

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Lightly grease a loaf pan.
In a bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then add the eggs, milk, and green chile to the flour mixture and combine well. Add the 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese and mix well. The batter will be like thick like a biscuit dough. Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the 1/4 cheese on top. Bake for 50 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool the bread for 10 minutes before taking the bread out of the pan.

 * You can also make delicious drop biscuits with dough. Just drop the batter by large spoonfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly brown and set.

Check out some other recipes that I use this amazing vegan, plant-based protein powder in.

Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Healthy Low Carb Vegan Paleo Strawberry Frozen Dessert


Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Bites

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies


Unknown said...

These cake looks so so good! I love when cheese is involved. I don't do much exercise so i am not i'd need to add the protein. BUt i could defo try this recipe!

Jamie said...

That looks amazing! It would go perfectly with my chili. :)

Tammy said...

This looks so good and I love the healthier version. I will be checking out the Protein powder.

Lynda said...

Green chile cheesy bread...nom nom nom! It looks yummy!

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I am into baking lately and my choco banana loaves was a hit from New Years day celebration. I will check out this recipe and maybe will have it on my list for next months celebration with the family. :)

Andrew said...

I looove green chilies. They really work in so many different recipes, as you easily proved right here. Looks delish!

Mindy said...

I LOVE this type of bread. I've never thought about putting protein powder in bread — good idea!

Khushboo said...

Now that will be a complete hit at our family brunches! I am going to try this out on Sunday :)

Homemade for Elle said...

I live in New Mexico and am completely obsessed with green chile. I have never tried making green chile bread though - so I am definitely trying this! It looks delish!

Adrianne Betz said...

I want to try this one out. It looks very good and filling!

Wendy Polisi said...

This will fit right into the diet! Thanks for sharing this one!

Marissa Zurfluh said...

Well this is a totally new one! I want to know where you cam up with this it looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Bread and chiles?! Two of my favorite things ever. I need to try this recipe!

Cynthia Nicoletti said...

This sounds really good would love to try and make your recipe. Great for diets.

Ron Leyba said...

This looks and sounds good. I want to try this soon. Yum!

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