Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins

Typical of most muffins, this is a super easy recipe. Whisk wets, whisk dries, combine. As always, remember to carefully mix the batter. Too much stirring and the gluten develops, leaving you with “tough” muffins (tough muffin would be the overweight, grumpy relative of the tough cookie). Lol there I go again cracking myself up!

I love Syntha-6 brand chocolate protein powder and this is the first recipe I’ve made with protein that doesn’t have a strange taste or consistency. Maybe because it's such a delicious protein shake! These taste like chocolate-y banana muffins but will keep you full longer due to the added protein.

Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. flour (all purpose or whole wheat flour)

1/2 c. chocolate protein powder

1/4 c. dark unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. sugar

2 eggs

3 over-ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 c. greek nonfat or lowfat (plain) yogurt

1/3 c. canola oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. walnuts, chopped (optional I left them out-allergies)

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, protein powder, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. On a plate, mash bananas with a fork.

4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, bananas, oil, sugar, vanilla, and yogurt until combined.

5. Fold dry ingredients into wet until half way mixed.

6. Add walnuts and chocolate and continue to fold until just combined

7. Spray two 12 c. muffin tins with nonstick spray or fill with paper liners.

8. Divide batter evenly between the holes, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.

9. Bake for 12-16 minutes, or until you touch the top of a muffin and it’s no longer wet. .

10. Let cool in the tin for about five minutes, then remove to a wire wrack to cool completely.

These will keep at room temp for several days. They will freeze GREAT; put them in bags of two and take them out as you need them for breakfasts on-the-go.

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