Banana Protein Muffins are a healthy breakfast or snack that are so easy to make and are packed full of protein. Made with protein powder, almond flour, bananas, peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, the ingredients blend perfectly to give these muffins the perfect flavour and light, fluffy texture.
Banana Protein Muffins Recipe
Why you will love these Banana Protein Muffins:
- They are packed full of protein! They’re made with protein powder, almond flour and peanut butter to make them a high protein muffin recipe with 12 grams of protein per muffin.
- The flavour! The combination of the vanilla protein powder, oats, chocolate chips, and peanut butter blend perfectly to give these muffins the most delicious taste and the best light and fluffy texture.
- They are so easy to make and only take 20 minutes to cook. And they also make great leftovers and store really well in the freezer so they are a great meal prep option.
- They are a healthy breakfast or snack. Besides being high in protein they are also gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free and I’ve included instructions for making them vegan too.
Key ingredients and equipment for making these chocolate banana protein muffins:
- A standing mixer – a standing mixer makes baking so much easier – this is the one I use and love
- A muffin tray – I use a 12 cup muffin tray
- Large parchment paper muffin cups – to keep the muffins from sticking to the tray and from touching the non-stick surface of the muffin pan – these are the ones I use
- Protein powder – the key ingredient for these protein muffins – I recommend using a vanilla or unflavoured protein powder for this recipe – this is the protein powder I use and love which is both vegan and gluten free
- Almond flour – I love baking with almond flour as it helps add more protein and healthy fats to baked goods
- Peanut butter – to help give these muffins a delicious flavour and add even more protein and healthy fats – be sure to use natural, smooth, unsweetened peanut butter
- Quick cooking oats – oats help give these muffins a light and fluffy texture – these are the sprouted oats I use
- Honey or maple syrup – to give these muffins the perfect amounts of sweetness, while keeping them refined sugar free
- Dark chocolate chips – because chocolate just makes everything better!
Tips for making these healthy banana protein muffins:
- Be sure to use smooth, natural peanut butter rather than sweetened peanut butter for these muffins
- I recommend using a vanilla protein powder, or an unflavoured protein powder for these muffins
- Store these muffins in an air tight container on the counter for 3 days, or in the fridge for a week
- These muffins freeze really well
Variations on these protein muffins:
- If you can’t have almond flour I would use cashew flour instead
- To make these muffins gluten free: use gluten free oatmeal and gluten free protein powder
- To make these muffins dairy free: use a dairy free protein powder
- To keep these muffins refined sugar free be sure to use chocolate chips or chocolate chunks sweetened with coconut sugar
- To make these muffins lower in sugar: you can omit the chocolate chips
- To add some crunch to these muffins feel free to add some chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts
- You can substitute the peanut butter with another nut butter or seed butter such as cashew butter, hazelnut butter, macadamia nut butter
- Instead of protein powder you can use collagen peptides (either unflavoured or vanilla)
My favourite protein powders for making these muffins:
- Nuzest protein powder – this is both vegan and gluten free
- Natural Force Organic Grass Fed Vanilla Whey Protein
- Raw Grass-fed Whey Protein
- Better Nutrition Grass Fed Whey Protein
- Organika Collagen Peptides
- Ancient Nutrition Keto Collagen Vanilla Flavour
How to make these banana protein muffins vegan:
Use a vegan protein powder and instead of using eggs, use chia seed or flax seed eggs instead. Just note that they will likely not rise as much. You will also need to use maple syrup instead of honey.
Frequently asked questions:
Can you add whey protein to muffin mix?
You can easily add whey protein or other protein powders to muffin mix to give the muffins more protein. You can also add whey protein to other baked goods such as pancakes, waffles, cakes or donuts.
Does heat destroy whey protein?
Heating or baking whey protein or other protein powders will cause the proteins to denature, but this does not destroy the protein powder and it is still safe to ingest, and has the same nutritional value once denatured.
How can I add more protein to baked goods?
A few easy ways to add more protein to baked goods include adding protein powder, using nut flours such as almond flour or cashew flour, baking with eggs, adding beans, adding nuts or seeds or using nutritional yeast.
Other muffin recipes you will love:
- Orange Chocolate Muffins
- Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate
- Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Chocolate
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate
- Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
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Banana Protein Muffins
Banana Protein Muffins are a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack that are filled with protein powder, oats and chocolate to give them the most incredible flavour.
Preheat your oven to 350F. Then add all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips to the bowl of your standing mixer and blend well until smooth
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand
Line a muffin tray with parchment paper muffin cups and transfer the batter to the muffin cups
Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Let the muffins cool a little and then enjoy!
- These muffins freeze really well
- Store these muffins in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week
- Substitute peanut butter with other nut or seed butter such as cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, hazelnut butter or macadamia nut butter
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