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RECIPE: PROTEIN BROWNIE BATTER MUFFINS

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.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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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!


NOTES:

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.

THE SOULFUL LIFE PROJECT 001: CAITLIN DAVIS

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