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Chocolate Chip Protein Muffin

Healthy Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins with Greek Yogurt


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  • Author: Susan Ramirez
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Muffins 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Are you ready to indulge your sweet tooth guilt-free while fueling your day with a wholesome breakfast?

Look no further than this delectable Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins recipe! If you're on the hunt for an easy breakfast option that satisfies your cravings without compromising your health goals, you're in for a treat.


Ingredients

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  • Cooking Spray - 6 Spritzes
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ounces of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup of PB2 Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 2 ounces of Lily's Milk Chocolate Style Baking Chips


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 6 cup muffin tin with muffin liners - coat the liners with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the wet ingredients -  yogurt, egg and 2 tablespoons of water. Now add in the dry ingredients -  protein powder, PB2 Powder, Baking Powder and Sea Salt - mix well and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide muffin batter evenly into the muffin cups, place in oven and bake 18-22 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool on baking rack to room temperature. Enjoy..so Yummy!!

Notes

  • Select the Right Protein Powder: Opt for a high-quality whey protein powder with at least 20 grams of protein per serving for maximum protein content in your muffins.
  • Try a Blend of Flours: Combine oat flour, almond flour, and gluten-free flour for a nutritious and gluten-free base that adds texture and flavor to your muffins.
  • Ensure Ingredients are at Room Temperature: Allow ingredients like eggs, almond milk, and coconut oil to come to room temperature before mixing to ensure proper incorporation and fluffy muffins.
  • Ripe Bananas for Natural Sweetness: Use ripe bananas to sweeten your muffins naturally while adding moisture and flavor.
  • Utilize Coconut Sugar for Healthier Sweetening: Replace traditional sugars with coconut sugar for a lower glycemic index and added health benefits.
  • Enhance Flavor with Cocoa Powder: Incorporate cocoa powder for rich chocolate flavor without excess calories or added sugars.
  • Boost Protein Content with Additional Protein: Add an extra scoop of whey protein powder to the batter for extra protein, ensuring each muffin packs a protein punch.
  • Balance Sweetness with Honey: Use pure honey to sweeten your muffins while adding depth of flavor and essential minerals.
  • Bind Ingredients with Unsweetened Applesauce: Substitute part of the oil with unsweetened applesauce to reduce fat content while keeping the muffins moist and tender.
  • Mindful Use of Coconut Oil: Use melted coconut oil sparingly to add moisture and a subtle coconut flavor to your muffins.
  • Incorporate Dark Chocolate Chips: Choose dark chocolate chips with a high cocoa content for added antioxidants and less sugar.
  • Mix Batter Gently: Avoid overmixing the batter to prevent dense muffins; a few lumps are fine for fluffy results.
  • Fill Muffin Cups Appropriately: Fill each muffin cup about three-quarters full to ensure even baking and nicely risen muffins.
  • Prevent Stickiness with Liners or Grease: Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease them lightly with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
  • Monitor Baking Time Closely: Bake muffins at the specified temperature for the best results, and check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center; it should come out clean.
  • Cool Muffins Properly: Allow muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store Muffins in Airtight Containers: Once cooled, store muffins in an airtight container to maintain freshness and prevent them from drying out.
  • Freeze Extras for Future Enjoyment: If making a large batch, freeze extra muffins in a ziplock bag for convenient, grab-and-go snacks.
  • Customize to Dietary Needs: Adjust ingredients to suit dietary preferences or restrictions, such as using vegan protein powder or replacing eggs with a flax or chia egg.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 198.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.2 mg