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Chocolate Protein Muffins

March 23, 2015

Chocolate Protein Muffins

 

You want chocolate muffins for a snack, you say?  Ok, but don’t just have one, have three! Oh, and slather some yummy peanut butter on top, too.

Bake up a batch of these super simple muffins and have a chocolate snack ready and waiting for you all week!

Start by dumping all your ingredients into your blender and mix for a minute or so.  Now there are a lot of Protein Powders out there and they are all different.  I usually by mine from Costco, or I just order from Amazon.  There are a couple that I would recommend that I think are better for recipes and also just plain old taste better.  One that I really like is the Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein in either Chocolate or Vanilla.  Either flavor would work fine in this recipe.  Click on either flavor and it will take you right to it on Amazon.  See how easy I make this for you? 😉  These links are for the 5 pound size which I know seems like a lot, but it’s so much more cost effective to order that much at a time, I promise….

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Pour the batter evenly into sprayed muffin tins and pop them into your preheated oven.

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Bake for 12-13 minutes and let cool on your stove top.

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Drizzle some warm peanut or almond butter if you want on them and enjoy!  Don’t worry, they do deflate a little while they are cooling.  I keep them in an airtight container or baggie in the fridge for the week.  You might also like my Peanut Butter Protein Snack Muffins!




 

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Chocolate Protein Muffins
Yields 15
Macros: Calories 58; Fat 1; Carbs 7.6; Protein 6.3 Info is for 1 muffin. I usually eat 3 for a meal with 1 T peanut or almond butter on top.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C old fashioned rolled oats
  2. 1/2 C cocoa powder
  3. 1 t baking powder
  4. 1 t baking soda
  5. 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  6. 1/2 C plain greek yogurt
  7. 1 1/2 t liquid stevia
  8. 2 scoops chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  9. 4 large egg whites (1/2 C egg whites)
  10. 1 t vanilla
  11. 1/4 t salt
  12. 3/4 C hot water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all ingredients into blender and blend for about a minute or so.
  3. Spray 1 full muffin tin, and 3 of another with nonstick spray. (It makes 15 muffins total)
  4. Pour the batter evenly into muffin pan
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes.
  6. Take out and cool in muffin tins.
  7. When completely cooled, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Notes
  1. If your muffins flatten out on top while they are cooling, don't worry, mine do too. When I eat them, I like them warm a little better, so I pop 3 of them in the microwave for about 30 seconds then I drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of warm peanut or almond butter.
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  1. I ended up making a number of substitutions because of what I had on hand, and they still turned out moist and yummy!
    2 whole eggs instead of 4 whites
    Carmel apple butter instead of apple sauce, and no added sweetener
    Kefir instead of yogurt

  2. Hi could you please share what protein powder you used or just the amount of grams of powder that you used? Thanks 🙂 really want to make these!

    1. Hello!
      I have used a couple different kinds but I like the ON Whey Isolate that you can buy from Costco. I have used chocolate or vanilla. I’m not sure how big the scoop is in it but one serving (or one scoop)is 28 g.

  3. I never write reviews but I had to tell you how great this was! Not only was it so healthy, but my boyfriend asked me to make him some for work! He’s never liked my healthy desserts before. Thank you!

    1. Hi Dawn
      You can really use any sweetener you would like. You could use granulated Stevia like Truvia, or you could use honey, too but the nutritional info would be a little different with honey. I’m not sure the exact amounts you would need. You might need to play around with it a couple times. Just know that the liquid Stevia is really concentrated, so you would need more for granulated sweetners, or honey.

  4. Have you ever baked with unflavored protein powder? I was given a container and I’m trying to find ways to use it. Would you add more cocoa powder if using unflavored protein powder?

    1. Hi Anne
      I actually have started using unflavored protein as well to try to stay away from artificial sweeteners. I want to make these with it to try it out but haven’t yet. My guess is that you would just need to add a little more Stevia for sweetness and a little more coco powder wouldn’t hurt either! I will update when I try it and see how it goes and you can too! 🙂
      Thanks

      1. Oh Wonderful! I just got some unflavored protein and was going to try it with that so I’m glad to hear it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I did make a peanut butter protein muffin with the unflavored protein and that will be posted soon. 🙂

  5. Hi do you think almond flour or coconut flour or a blend of both would work in place of the oats? I am trying to lower the carb count but really want to try this! Looks delicious

    1. I haven’t tried either of those yet, but I certainly think that it would work out fine. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes! 🙂

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