• Jennifer Gunter

Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins

Updated: Jul 16


Do you love muffins but don't like eating them often because they are high in calories and aren't very nutritious?


Well you're going to love this recipe because these muffins have 4 grams of protein, are only 136 calories each and are a good source of vitamin D. They also have calcium, iron, and potassium!


For this recipe, I used Vega Sport Chocolate Protein powder but any chocolate protein powder will work just fine.

(Note: the protein content may vary depending on the protein powder you use)

Vega Sport has 30 grams of protein per 1/2 cup.

Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins


Prep time: 5 minutes

Baking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12 muffins

Calories: 136 kcal


Ingredients:

2 large bananas

1 large egg

4 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons butter, melted then cooled

1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chocolate protein powder

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Vegetable oil spray (example: Pam Spray)


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a lined muffin pan. Spray the inside of the muffin liners with vegetable oil spray

  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until texture is smooth. Stir in the honey, egg, butter, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and mix together.

  3. Add in all the rest of the dry ingredients (protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and chocolate chips) and mix until batter forms.

  4. Pour the batter into the lined muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way.

  5. Bake muffins for about 15 minutes or until muffin tops are golden brown or a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Modifications:

To make vegan: omit Greek yogurt and substitute maple syrup for honey and coconut oil for butter. Instead of egg use a "flax egg" (1 tablespoon flax seed meal and 2.5 tablespoons water mixed).

To double the protein content: add another 1/2 cup of protein powder (1 cup total) and add 1/3 cup milk of your choice. The muffins will be very dense and have more protein powder flavor.

To reduce fat content: Use 3 tablespoons apple sauce instead of butter.

(Nutrition facts pictured above are based on original recipe, not modifications.)


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