Banana Chocolate Protein Muffins
I have been working on perfecting my muffin recipe for quite sometime. The main reason is because my kids will actually eat them, which is a big plus for this mama. I have some picky eaters for a 6 and 2 year old, but luckily they seem to BOTH like muffins.
I have been making big batches of muffins each week, so that I can have them on hand for snacks or if we are running late and need a quick breakfast before school.
This time I added in some Level-1 Banana Chocolate protein powder and they turned out amazing!
Why the added protein?
Most people do not reach the amount of protein they should be eating in the day. Adding in protein powder into your baking is a great way to help you reach your protein goal. Here are some reason why are body needs protein.
1. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage and skin. Even your hair and nails are comprised mostly of protein.
2. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
3. Lowers blood pressure and helps maintain weight loss
4. Protein Boosts Metabolism, Along with reducing appetite, eating protein temporarily boosts metabolism. .
5. Protein plays an important role in hormone regulation
Also, this recipe is real simple. If you know me, I don't like a recipe that is going to more than an hour :) Easy, healthy cooking and then we can move on with our day!
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour or Whole Wheat
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup honey
2 scoops of Level-1 Banana Chocolate Protein Powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk
⅓ cup vegetable oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
3 mashed bananas
1. Combine flour, oats, protein powder, baking powder, soda, and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, honey, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. You can use an olive oil spray or line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
*You can add some chocolate chips on top for that extra chocolate bite...highly recommend!
3.Bake at 400 degrees F for 16 to 18 minutes.
Per Serving: 229 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 8g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 280mg.
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