5 ingredient chocolate chip protein muffins (low carb, vegan, paleo)

Enjoy these light and fluffy chocolate chip protein muffins which are healthy and need just 5 ingredients! Loaded with chocolate chips and completely grain-free, these protein-packed snacks are naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo, low carb, sugar free and dairy free!

When I was perusing my old fitness magazines, I saw some light and fluffy high protein and low carb muffins, which looked almost too good to be true. Banana bread recipe with 3 bananas While carrot cake muffins and brownie muffins are two of my favorites- I love a classic chocolate chip muffin. Banana bread plain flour A couple of weeks back, I decided I needed to give the protein muffins a try- I was in the need of a new edible form of a post workout snack.


There are a handful of foodie tips I mention over and over again on TBMW.

Example #2- Flax eggs, chia eggs, and energ-G egg replacer are not on an equal playing field

Example #3-I NEVER recommend whey based protein for any recipe involving baking, no-baking or frosting.

I was perusing an old Men’s Health magazine and their recipe section. Banana bread resepti They had a handful of delicious looking grilled entrees and several protein-packed sweet recipes. Banana bread origin One of them were these banana muffins which looked SO good. Rezept banana bread They were fluffy, loaded with chocolate chips, and only used a handful of ingredients, including almond flour. Banana bread with plain flour I then noticed the protein powder used- Whey protein powder.

I was baffled. How long is banana bread good for How could these almost bakery lookalike muffins be made from whey protein powder? From my experience, every whey based baked good came out like plastic, like a hockey puck, or a horrible combination of both.

My common sense told me not to waste the ingredients, as I KNEW my whey protein just wouldn’t be worth wasting (I use this one here, which works great in smoothies but other than that is useless!), along with the other ingredients. Banana bread recipe with two bananas However, my stubborn side wanted to see if maybe it was something I was missing.

My common sense should have been adhered to. 2 banana banana bread For those of you who follow me on Instagram saw the final product. Banana and bread They looked like what many of the ladies in Beverly Hills pay big dollar for, and most likely had the same feel for them too. Banana bread recipe without nuts I cannot elaborate any more on this, as this is a child-friendly blog.

These muffins are super fluffy and light on the inside, but pretty tender on the outside! I used to be one who enjoyed the more dense and filling muffins, but recently, have started to enjoy the opposite- I never thought I’d be one to say that!

I took things into my own hands and changed up the muffins from the magazine to fit my needs and ingredients. What is banana bread I firstly needed to conjure up something with my tried and tested protein powders (this brown rice protein powder, this paleo protein powder, and this casein protein powder) and a few other changes. Banana bread cooking time The original recipe used mashed banana, but I wanted to use something different, as most protein powders ( at least the ones I use) are already sweetened. How long do you bake banana bread To ensure they still stayed quite moist, I used unsweetened applesauce, which was a fantastic replacement. Banana bread with 1 banana It also helped to avoid me using any butter or oil- Two ingredients typically found in delicious muffins

As always, I wanted to keep ingredients to a minimum, and that is what you’ll find with these beauties. Baking powder banana bread The final component was smooth and creamy almond butter. Banana bread with 4 bananas This gave the muffins a more satisfying flavor, and also makes them a little more filling. How long do you cook banana bread I don’t recommend using a crunchy nut or seed butter, as it really does affect the texture- Unless you use eggs or more liquids, it will turn out more dry.

For those with nut allergies or aren’t a fan of almond butter, you can certainly use peanut butter or cashew butter (SMOOTH, please!), or even a seed or soy nut butter- I love using sunflower seed butter for a solid almond butter replacement!

For my diet friendly friends out there- I think most of you have been covered! These protein muffins are completely vegan, gluten free, grain free, paleo, sugar free AND dairy free- Just be sure you use either sugar-free chocolate chips or dairy free chocolate chips. How many bananas for banana bread I know some strict paleo followers are against the dairy-free option, but to each their own.

If you are after a completely guilt-free muffin which has a fantastic texture and super fluffy then these healthy 5 ingredient chocolate chip protein muffins need to be made, STAT.

Recipe adapted from Men’s Health Magazine America, November Issue, 2014.

Enjoy these light and fluffy chocolate chip protein muffins which are healthy and need just 5 ingredients! Loaded with chocolate chips and completely grain-free, these protein-packed snacks are naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo, low carb, sugar free and dairy free!

Divide the batter amongst the greased muffin tins and bake for 10-15 minutes- Check at 10 minutes and test with a skewer- If it comes out clean, remove immediately. Banana bread baking time Allow to cool for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Depending on the protein powder you use, cooking time varies. Banana bread bananas Continually check on the muffins and remove as soon as a skewer comes out clean.

Muffins need to be kept refrigerated once cooled. Banana bread temperature They are also freezer friendly.

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So I can’t WAIT to try these! We use a casein based protein powder (we buy in bulk at our local co-op). Moist banana bread recipie We love it and don’t really want to change. How many bananas in banana bread Is casein, is casein, is casein?? ?? ~ also, have I missed this, or did you always has the serving size always been adjustable?!? I’m weird, but I want 12 muffins, instead of 8. Banana nut bread with sour cream Ya’ know…kind of odd having those 4 empty spots in the pan;) ~ anyway…thanks, as always! We have enjoyed everything we’ve ever tried of yours, Arman! Keep up the great work!

Casein is definitely recommended- I always have success with the one I use ?? (Optimum)- The serving size is 2 level scoops, so 68 grams or so ?? These made 8 muffins for me, you can increase the ingredients to make more.

These muffins do look so light and fluffy! I could definitely get on board with one of these…or maybe 6. Banana nut bread muffins Or maybe 13 since that’s a baker’s dozen. Healthy banana bread with applesauce You know I’m not a huge fan of chocolate in the morning, but I’m thinking afternoon snack with coffee/tea…or heck, even dessert! I’m not beyond eating muffins for dessert. Healthy banana bread pudding After all, a muffin is a just cupcake without frosting, right? ??

G’day- My name is Arman! I’m the recipe developer, photographer & author behind The Big Man’s World. The best banana bread ever Come join me and my (healthy!) sweet tooth on a ride where dessert for breakfast is standard! My first cookbook, ‘Clean Sweets’, will be released March 2017. Recipe for banana bread with sour cream Based between Australia + USA. Recipe for banana bread pudding Read More…

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