Protein powder isn’t just for shakes. You can use it to boost the muscle-building power of baked goods. Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible and author of Fit Fuel: A Chef’s Guide to Eating Well, Getting Fit and Living Your Best Life, created this recipe to show you how:

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

What you’ll need:
6 eggs, beaten
½ cup whole milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp clarified butter
2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

How to make it:
1.    Preheat your oven to 180°C. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, milk, protein powder, baking powder, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix until smooth and set aside.
2.    In an oven-safe nonstick or a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt the clarified butter. Add the apples and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes.
3.    Pour the batter over the apples and bake in the oven until puffed and cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.