Sunday, April 18, 2010

What to do with all the leftover whey?

Making Greek yogurt produces a good amount of whey. I started saving all the leftover whey because I didn't want to throw it away and I knew whey contains vitamins and minerals. I finally had the chance to research how to use leftover whey. 
It turns out that whey is a great substitute for buttermilk or liquid in bread and muffin recipes.

Since I love muffins, some of my whey was used to bake banana ginger muffins!

Banana Ginger muffins fresh out of the oven

The dry ingredients

The wet ingredients

My stock of whey

Recipe calls for one cup of whey

Dry and wet ingredients meeting for the first time

In the oven

Lovely pieces of ginger. I wish the Internet had a scratch and sniff feature.

Best served with peanut butter and nutella!

Banana Ginger Muffins
2 cups of flour (I used 1 cup of white and 1 cup of whole wheat)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tbl finely chopped crystalized ginger
1 cup of whey
2 mashed up bananas
2 eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 425F
2. Mix dry ingredients together including finely chopped crystalized ginger
3. Mash bananas with a fork and mix in remaining wet ingredients
4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together
4. Fill a 12-cup muffin tray with each cup 2/3 full 
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
6. Enjoy!

My next baking with whey project: pumpkin scones. Stay tuned....

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe. Have you found any other whey uses? I keep finding recipes for whey leftover from cheese and am wondering if it's the same as Greek yogurt whey.