Cooking with Huel
A lot of the focus with powdered food is on that it’s just that. Powdered and not ‘proper’ food.
But what most of the people who say this don’t know is that with Huel you can actually cook fantastic and delicious recipes, like pancakes, cookies, bread, the list goes on. And best of all, these aren’t just normal cookies. They’re nutritionally complete cookies. Healthy cookies! Well, maybe the treats you add to them aren’t, but they will still contain all the nutrients your body needs. Fancy waffles for dinner? As long as you take into account the additional calories/ingredients into your diet, this means you can. Never again do you need to feel naughty for having pancakes for breakfast.
Heating Huel can have some effect on the nutritional content, which is why we don’t just add Huel to everything we cook. This is what our nutritionist, James Collier BSc (Hons), RNutr, says about what happens to the nutritional content when you heat your Huel:
“When you heat Huel, carbohydrates remain unchanged. Proteins may change in structure upon heating, but this will not affect the amount of protein. Although some fats are prone to oxidation, ground flaxseeds have been shown to be much more stable than flaxseed oil. There may be losses of some of the more labile micronutrients when using boiling water (eg potassium, vitamin C, some B vitamins) because these micronutrients may partly leach into the water and be lost in evaporation. That being said, when baking to high temperatures there will much smaller losses as leaching and evaporation are much less of an issue.”
So as long as you aren’t cooking your Huel in boiling water or heating it to great temperatures, the nutritional content remains relatively unchanged.
We here at Huel are no chefs. So here are some rough recipes and ideas you can use to help make your own meals. A lot of these recipes below aren't vegan, so we're desperate for your vegan alternatives! Send them to us on our forum, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Huel Muffins (Vegan)
Thanks very much to Jess Nurden for this recipe!
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 scoop Huel (vanilla or unflavoured)
1 teaspoon vegan butter
8 grams chia seeds
30 mins before cooking, put the chia seeds in a bowl with water, so it gets gel-like.
Pre-heat oven to 180 for about 10 minutes.
Then you add the flour, sugar, and baking powder, Huel in a mixing bowl, and then add in the chia seeds in the water, with the butter, and add in about 1/2 cup water, then stir for a while. Stir/whip until there are no lumpy bits of powder or lumps of butter.
Then I blended the banana with about 1/3 cup of water, and added it to my mixture, just making sure it was stirred in well.
Then I poured these into my cupcake containers (I use silicone ones instead of paper ones).
Then bake at 180 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
If you want to ice it after, just get powder icing sugar, and add a teaspoon of water, then add more icing sugar if you want a thicker consistency, and dribble on top.
Adventure Bars & Balls with Huel (Vegan)
Tom Reader of Treader Tube has created this fantastic recipe for some quick, tasty and nutritious food whilst out and about exploring. Watch the video for the full recipe and method:
Huel & Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan)
Thanks to @veganinheart for this recipe (and see the delicious outcome below!).
• 500g baked sweet potato (no skin)
• 1/2 cup Huel powder
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/3 cup Maple syrup
• 1 zucchini (optional - adds moisture)
1. Bake the sweet potato approximately 1 hour at 220 C. Once is soft, allow it to cool down.
2. Heat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tin with baking paper.
3. In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato and mash.
4. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix together.
5. Grate the zucchini and mix well.
5. Bake for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool in the tin. Cut into squares.
6. Make it extra rich, melt a chocolate or cocoa with little bit of coconut oil and pour over the brownies, sprinkle with pomegranate.
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon butter
Additional: Icing sugar and water with a drop of strawberry flavouring for a some nice icing
Mixed together, put on a cookie baking tray and baked at about 190°C until done, these made about 9 cookies. Add icing as desired.
These pictures are from user ronnie tucker: http://discuss.huel.com/t/huel-cookies-biscuits/601/2
Huel Pancakes (Vegan)
Thanks so much to Jess Nurden (@pandasaurus_J) for this recipe.
1.5 cups oat flour (I just used quakers oats and blended them).
1 cup rice milk
1/2 scoop huel vanilla
1 table spoon coconut sugar
Blend oat flour, milk, Huel and banana in a blender until it becomes batter.
Add in sugar and blend again.
Pre-heat a non-stick pan to low-medium temperature.
Pour on batter into small pancake shapes. When you see bubbles appear on pancake, it is time to turn it over.
175g unsalted butter (soft)
100g caster sugar
40g ground almonds
2 tsp vanilla flavouring
1 egg yolk
Add the butter, caster sugar, egg yolk and ground almonds into a large bowl. Beat until soft and combined. Add vanilla flavouring. Sift the Huel into the bowl and mix until a soft dough (use hands!) If the mix is too wet, add more Huel (1/2 to 1 level scoop).
Roll out using a rolling pin until ½ cm thick using a sprinkling of Huel powder to keep the dough from sticking to the surface and rolling pin. The mix will be slightly sticky.
Cut out biscuit shapes and place on a tray lines with baking paper. Bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 160°C for approximately 25 mins or until dark brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool; the biscuits will be soft to the touch when hot, but will harden when cool.
User 2958302 on our forum created these delicious looking biscuit people:
Thank you to @veganinheart for these great smoothie recipes
Banana & nut Smoothie
Place ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with coconut chips and almond flakes.
1 apple (cored and cut in half)
1 beetroot ( smaller size, steamed, cooked or baked, cut in half)
1 scoop vanilla Huel
1 cup coconut water
2 ice cubes
1 tsp agave nectar
Place ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Huel Bread (Vegan):
Kirsty Hawkshaw (yes for all you fans out there that is THE Kirsty Hawkshaw) created this Huel bread:
Huel Kale Chips
Another from Kirsty Hawkshaw, Huel Kale Chips
We've had so many pictures we decided to have a rolling list of your images here!
Jill Gardner's Huel Pancakes
Rebecca Jackson's Banana Bread and Pancakes - http://thegirlwholovesfood.com/2016/02/05/huel-the-future-of-food/
Jgoodland88's Huel cookies - https://www.instagram.com/p/BBfSey8ojI7/?tagged=huel
Koterblond's Huel pancake - https://www.instagram.com/p/BBe3etng4c7/?tagged=huel
Nataliak88 pancakes - https://www.instagram.com/p/BAUyFS9B8Xz/?tagged=huel
Jill Gardners muffins - https://www.instagram.com/p/BAJuAhQFly7/?tagged=huel
Amber Nunn pancake - https://twitter.com/search?f=images&vertical=default&q=gethuel&src=typd
Neel Radhakrishnan banana chocolate chip cookies - https://twitter.com/search?f=images&vertical=default&q=gethuel&src=typd
Jess Nurden's Pancakes - https://www.instagram.com/p/BBmipmxzW9C/?taken-by=pandasaurus_j
@Annie Wait's Huel Pancakes
@Acollier82's Huel cookies
@AnitaBean's Huel cookies
@connorminney's Huel panackes
@amodmiltarymum's Huel banana bread
@cryurchin's Huel scones
@StonesGotStyle Huel muffins
@beardynerd Huel peanut Butter cookies
@cryurchin's Huel muffins
@genevievefrances.fitness Huel pancakes
@veganbeginner's Huel pancakes
@armstror's Huel waffles
@kristinaanah's Huel crepe
@jascakes Huel pancakes
@rikkuren Huel biscuits
@ammecole Huel pancakes
@darkangeltlc Huel banana muffins
These are just a few examples, but the possibilities are endless. Make sure you send us your creations to: