peanut butter banana protein muffins

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. ๐Ÿ™‚banana pb protein muffin

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 –ย  it is simply the combination of two of my most favorite recent recipes.

Huge props to the creators of the two original recipes which you can find here and here.ย  I strongly recommend following these two blogs for tons of great, healthy 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.

protein muffins

Directions:

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Depending on how much you pour (don’t fill to the top), this yields about 10-12 muffins.peanut butter banana protein muffins

  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I mixed Quest Multipurpose with Select Protein Snickerdoodle flavor,ย  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

 

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Comments ( 2 )

  • Glad you enjoyed. Katie’s recipe looks attractive. I have seen it many times. And thank you for your kind words.:) You are so right about drastically reduced options. I always buy the same groceries and then get creative in the kitchen.

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      Yes, thank you for the recipe! It’s one of my new faves. Anyone who can make baked goods taste normal with protein powder is someone I will follow, because most others I’ve tried are pretty bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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