If you’re bored of oatmeal, rice cakes or eggs for breakfast, or you’re not alone. When you’re trying to lose weight or just live a fit, healthy life, your meal options are reduced drastically. I mean, there are only so many foods that are high protein, low carb, low sugar, low sodium, etc…
This, my friends, is where creativity comes in. Clean eating can be yummy and interesting, but if you’re anything like me, creativity still desires convenience. I don’t have time for overly complicated recipes. The more meals I can create by throwing a bunch of ingredients into a blender, crock pot, etc, the better. Which is why I love this recipe. 🙂
With good macros and simple ingredients, these are great for a morning snack or pre-workout meal, and can be easily packed to take with you on-the-go. For full disclosure, this is not exactly my recipe – it is simply the combination of two of my most favorite recent recipes.
To be honest, the taste of the first recipe is better and is higher in protein, but the second has a dense consistency I like and is easier to make. Hence, why I tried combining them. Your results could vary based on the type of protein you use and preference for amount of sweetener (I added in some extra Stevia to make them sweeter). But in general this will be a fairly thick consistency when you pour (or spoon) into the muffin pan.
Simply put all of the following into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add Stevia for desired sweetness, then spoon into a greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and let cool to firm up for about 30 minutes. I highly suggest “frosting” them with D’s Naturals Vanilla Maple Almond Fluff Butter 🙂 Depending on how much you pour (don’t fill to the top), this yields about 10-12 muffins.
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup protein powder (I mixed Quest Multipurpose with Select Protein Snickerdoodle flavor, or any vanilla flavored should work)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 medium mashed over-ripe banana (a regular banana will not turn out as sweet)
- 1/2 can white beans (125g without liquid) rinsed and patted dry
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup low calorie sugar-free maple syrup (I used Maple Groves)
- 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Nutrition: (Based on 10 muffins – numbers will vary based on type of protein used and amount of sweetener)
- Calories: 94
- Fat: 3.4g
- Carbs: 10.6 g
- Protein: 5.2g