Chocolate Protein Muffins

Chocolate. Muffins. Need I say more?

Maybe, chocolate protein muffins? Delicious flavor from chocolate. Muffin-like treats, but filling, satisfying, and protein-rich?

This is one of my all time favorite recommendations for clients that need an easy and make-ahead recipe that satisfies their sweet tooth!

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I originally posted it hereit’s such a classic go -to for me and my family and now even my clients love it! 

It’s a simple recipe to make in a blender or food processor, double the batch, freeze the extras and warm them in the microwave when needed!

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I’ll even be sharing + making (and sampling) the recipe next week at our monthly Whole Foods Market | Eat Fit cooking class!

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Chocolate Protein Muffins

Makes: 12

 

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
½ cup stevia 

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

1 tablespoon instant coffee or espresso

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 cup liquid egg whites

½ nonfat plain Greek Yogurt

Cooking Spray


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.

In a blender, grind the oats to a flour-like consistency. Place in a mixing bowl.

Whisk together the ground oats, stevia, protein powder, instant coffee, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add in the extract, egg whites, and Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth. 

Divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until ‘toothpick test’ comes out clean.

Per muffin: 70 calories, 1 gram fat, 200 milligrams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram sugar, 8 grams protein

 

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It’s actually okay if you have two of these babies in one sitting! Especially as a snack! As a dessert, you can keep it to just one.

You might find that these muffins “deflate” or the tops flatten as they cool. And that’s ok, it won’t affect the flavor or texture! But if you want to prevent that, make sure to not over cook them {my oven only needed 15 minutes}. And try to remove them to a wire rack relatively soon after removing from the oven.

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Oh, and what do you know, it looks like my behind-the-scenes helper is going to grab one for herself!

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They’re so tempting that even the little hands in my house can’t get enough!

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Just kidding!

She just didn’t like that I had stacked them, and she wanted to put them “back in their place.”

You think she watches me clean + pick up the house and fuss at the hubby for not picking up after himself.

#proudmommy

 

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! They are a great snack or dessert for you, but they make great gifts too!

Enjoy!

Becca

 

 

 

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