Protein Muffins Galore

I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited as I am right now to share a recipe with you guys.

Last Monday, I woke up with some time to spare so, I decided to experiment with a new breakfast idea.

I had a few requirements in mind.

  • Tastes good (most important!)
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish.
  • Full of good wholesome ingredients
  • Grain free
  • Sweetened with fruit and\or stevia
  • Easy to clean up :-)

I don’t know why or how, but I decided to make a protein muffin and boy girrrrl am I glad I did! You might not believe it, but I started by combining my favorite ingredients and it worked perfectly the first time!! THAT.NEVER.HAPPENS.TO.ME. Especially when using coconut flour, since it tends to come out dry. I couldn’t believe that on my first try the texture was perfectly tender and moist.

I didn’t base it off a recipe, even though I’m sure there may be many similar ones on the web. God must’ve just known I was hungry and a failed recipe was really going to set me off the edge :-) Thank you Jesus!

I’ll prove to you just how well my recipe turned out!

Monday- Almond~Chocolate Chip

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Tuesday- Vanilla Bean

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Wednesday- Chocolate~Peanut butter

Choc PB

Thursday- Coconut~Blueberry

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Friday- Banana~Nut

banana nut

Instead of sharing one flavor recipe at a time, I figured I’d just share the joy and give them to you all at once. I love you guys like that!

I was going to rate which flavors I liked the best, but I just couldn’t decide. I loved them all and I think you guys will too! Alright, if I had to pick my favorite it’d be…………………really…. I just can’t. I can say my least favorite (not meaning bad) was the vanilla bean just because it was the most simple and not worth using a vanilla bean for. I did enjoy eating it with the strawberries though.

In less than 5 minutes you’ll get your healthy fats, fiber, protein and several other nutrients in this muffin. Just look at these stats.

315 Calories, 25g fat (HEALTHY FATS), 10g protein, 7g fiber (Cha Cha Cha Chia), 6g sugar (with Stevia and fruit or Tbs. of chocolate chips).

* Lisa and I both found that the perfect ratio of sweetness was using 5 drops of liquid stevia along with the sweetness from the fruit or chocolate chips. If your palate is more accustomed to a sweeter taste and/or you don’t have stevia,  you can add 1-2 tsp. of honey or another sweetener. Don’t be afraid to use different flavored extracts. The almond and coconut extracts really take them to the next level. If you want to make one for breakfast ahead of time, you can mix the dry ingredients together at night then add the wet in the morning and pop it in the microwave for 1 min and 15-30 seconds. You do not need to oil your mug because of the coconut oil already in the recipe. Also, if you want to make cleanup easy, just eat it out of the mug or you can flip in onto a plate.

I hope you guys are as excited to give this a try, as I was to share the recipe! Have a great day <3.

Protein Muffins
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs. almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1 Tbs. Coconut Oil (could sub. another light tasting oil, but coconut is SO good for you!)
  • 1 Tbs. Chia Seeds
  • ¼ tsp. Vanilla, Coconut or Almond Extract
  • 5 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 tsp honey)
  • 1 Tbs. Coconut Flour
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp xanthan gum (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all wet ingredients in a mug. Add chia seeds and let sit for 30 sec-1 min. Add the rest of the ingredients and microwave for 1 min and 15-30 sec.
  2. Variations:
  3. Almond-Chocolate Chip - Use almond extract(myfavorite!!) and add 1 Tbs. of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.
  4. Vanilla Bean - Use vanilla extract and half of a vanilla bean. Enjoy with a couple strawberries.
  5. Chocolate-Peanut Butter - Use vanilla extract and add 1 Tbs. Cocoa Powder. For sauce slightly melt a Tbs of Peanut Butter and drizzle on top.
  6. Coconut-Blueberry- Use coconut extract and add 1Tbs. of shredded unsweetened coconut and a small handful of blueberries.
  7. Banana-Nut- Use almond extract and add slivered almonds and half a diced banana to the batter. Use the rest of the banana and some more slivered almonds for your toppings.

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  • http://www.thrive-style.com/ Lisakthrives

    These look amazing!  What a great invention :-)

    I saw the pic of the chocolate/pb one on fb and have been drooling ever since! I’ll have to try it in the oven since I don’t have a microwave…I’ll let you know how it goes! 

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Thanks Lisa! I was just thinking about trying them in the oven last night. If you do try it, please let me know!

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    I love all these different varieties! Thanks for spoiling us :). The photos are great also!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Your welcome! :-)

  • http://lauravirginia.me/ Laura @ Meet Virginia

    These look awesome.  I am drooooling over the chocolate peanut butter one.  I might just have to give these a try this week!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Thanks Laura, the chocolate pb is a great choice :-)

  • http://www.the-new-healthy.com/ Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    OH MY GOSHHHH! Printing right now! I can’t wait to try this. I’m considering having it for dinner times two! ;)

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Haha, I had two in one day yesterday! Breakfast and a snack, but don’t worry they were different favors ;-)

  • http://www.thefitnessdish.com/ Laury

    I loooove protein muffins! I make them like a few times per week! Love your spin offs of them! So tasty!!!! I have definitely had them for breakfast..and snack…and dessert hahahah

  • http://www.veggienextdoor.com/ Diana

    These look so beautiful :-)  I actually just used Coconut Oil for my first time this past weekend., in a recipe from Ani Phyo’s Raw Dessert cookbook (I bet you’d LOVE that book! I got a copy from the local library to try out :-))

  • http://storiesandsweetpotatoes.com/ StoriesAndSweetPotatoes

    Great post. Microwave muffins are my favorite snack! I like using pumpkin in them.

  • http://twitter.com/Katalysthealth Kat Condon

    These look AMAZING!! Im totally making one of these today. Thanks so much for all the variations too!! Ive already got one in mind :)

  • Jesjordan

    stumbled upon your blog today and I am loving the recipes! (The photos are great too ) They are some great takes on a few things I have already been making (overnight oats, green smoothies, almond pancakes…), plus some awesome ideas I can’t wait to try: parsnip fries!! Question: I don’t have a microwave and don’t really like the idea of using one. Any thoughts on making the protein muffins another way? I think they look gorgeous and delicious!

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Thanks for stopping by! I too have stopped using my microwave. You can try baking them at 350 for like 20ish minutes.

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