Whew! That’s a mouthful to say (and also to eat!). Tonight, I went to my good friend, Tara’s, pole fitness bachelorette party, and it was such an awesome workout. I was totally in the need for these little guys after! (Side thought: Any ladies who haven’t tried a pole fitness class, it is definitely an experience! I was super nervous and ended up having a blast! It was an exhilarating and empowering experience). Anyways, back to these muffins! I was pretty hungry after and I also needed a snack for work, so I quickly whipped up a batch of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins.
For these babies, you’ll need to grab one banana, one egg white, one tablespoon of all natural organic peanut butter, a shake of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, 1 scoop of whey protein, a splash of unsweetened almond milk and some Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (because chocolate chips are AWESOME). These muffins are grain , soy and gluten free (Also, paleo friendly if you swap the peanut butter with any nut butter and the whey for a paleo protein!). I used a mini muffin tin for this one and made 12 mini muffins. You can easily double, triple or quadruple this recipe (is QUADRUPLE excessive!?!?).
Chocolate Chip PB & Banana Protein Muffins
- 1 medium sized banana, mashed (about 80g without skin)
- 1 large egg white (3 tablespoons of liquid egg white)
- 1 tablespoon All Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 scoop whey protein powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey in Double Rich Chocolate)
- 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or just cinnamon)
- 1 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Mix all ingredient in a bowl using an immersion blender to blend well. Pour batter into a lined mini muffin tin, or a silicone mini muffin pan . Evenly distribute one tablespoon of mini chips onto your muffins. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until set (some ovens are weird!)
Didn’t I tell you this was easy!?!?
As always, enjoy!
Nutritional Information (per muffin/makes 12 mini muffins)
Calories – 35 per muffin
Protein – 3g
Carbohydrates – 4g
Fat – 1g