RECIPE: PROTEIN BROWNIE BATTER MUFFINS
*WARNING* these muffins are so darn good they should be illegal. I feel like I'm breaking the law every time I eat them because they are so delicious AND they are guilt-free AND they are so easy to make. They are gluten-free and contain no added sugar - I'm telling you they seem too good to be true but they are for real! For all of the reasons above, they are my favorite post-workout bedtime snack at the moment. I shouldn’t even have to tell you to give them a try, but you should give them a try.
WHAT YOU NEED:
5 super ripe bananas
4 scoops of chocolate protein powder (see notes below for what kind I use)
2 TBSP. cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
4 TBSP. peanut butter (or other nut butter)
*makes 12 muffins
WHAT TO DO:
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you have a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix or a Ninja that has a dough setting, this is the perfect time to use it. You can also use any sort of electric mixer.
- Next, add all ingredients to whatever container you're mixing in (blender pitcher or mixing bowl) and mix until well-combined. It should be the consistency of peanut butter; if it seems too thick, add a bit more milk to smooth it out some.
- Line your muffin pan with liners and evenly distribute batter, about a 1/4 cup of batter per muffin. You may also choose to top each muffin with cacao nibs, chocolate chips, or cinnamon before popping them in the oven.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 22-28 minutes depending on your oven. There's no raw ingredients in the batter, so if you like your brownies a little doughy, cook for less time.
They store well in the fridge or even the freezer for up to a week. These are my go-to post-workout bedtime snack right now. I pop a couple of them in the microwave for a few seconds and spread a tiny bit of peanut butter on top for some extra goodness. SO good.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If you give them a try (you should, because they're the freakin' bomb), let me know what you think in the comments below!
Protein Powder: You may choose to use your normal protein or a casein protein if you're eating them as a bedtime snack. For this recipe I use 2 scoops of Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein (chocolate flavor) and 2 scoops of casein protein, chocolate flavor.
This recipe can be Paleo approved if you used a nut-butter other than peanut-butter. This is also an easy-to-follow recipe if you measure macronutrients. This recipe is not Whole30 approved.