Protein packed, double chocolate banana muffins – andrea dekker

Our family really likes muffins — specifically chocolate muffins with chocolate chips!

I have a feeling Dave could easily eat one of those HUGE double-chocolate muffins from Costco every single day of his life and never get tired of them. Best banana bread maui He regularly eats them for breakfast, even though I tell him it’s basically like eating cake. Moist banana bread with sour cream He insists that since it’s a muffin, it’s breakfast food ??

Our kids also eat muffins fairly well — so while we almost always have pancakes and eggs or waffles and sausage for breakfast, it’s nice to have muffins on hand for days when we need an extra-quick breakfast (or a hearty morning snack).

My favorite muffin is my chocolate chip banana muffins… Dave and the kids prefer straight chocolate muffins. Homemade banana bread calories And I’m fully aware that neither banana or chocolate muffins are extremely nutritious. How to make banana bread more moist Both have a lot of sugar, flour, and oil… and not much of anything else.

Of course, I’m not opposed to eating sugar, flour, and oil, but I’ve found that when my kids eat a muffin, they don’t necessarily stay full very long. How to make banana bread muffins They burn off the carbs and sugar and are asking me for a snack again 30 minutes later.

A couple months ago, I was telling a friend about my quest to find a chocolatey banana muffin recipe that was actually nutritious and could keep my kids full for longer than 30 minutes. Bread banana pudding I said the recipe had to be easy to make, use normal ingredients, and (of course) taste really good!

She said she had just the recipe for me — it was a recipe she had modified from a health food cookbook, and over the past couple of months I’ve made these high-protein muffins several times, tweaking the recipe each time.

My family LOVES these double-chocolate banana muffins… I love that they are easy to make and full of protein to keep my kiddos full longer!

As you might notice in the ingredients below, they are all fairly “normal” ingredients I would assume most of you have in the house. Banana nut bread muffins recipe The only oddball ingredient is oat flour.

I actually use oat flour quite a bit in my baking — and I’ve never ever purchased it from the store. Eggless banana bread recipe Oat flour is very easy to make — simply dump traditional oats into some sort of blender… and 10 seconds later, you have “oat flour”!

I love the dense texture it creates when I bake with it — plus it’s more nutritious than all-purpose flour.

If you don’t want to mess with the oat flour, just use my recipe for chocolate chip banana muffins. Best ever banana nut bread They won’t be “high protein” but they will still be delicious!!

That said, if you’re looking for a really delicious, super easy, one-bowl muffin recipe that is also very high protein, very filling, and a fantastic way to use up overripe bananas… this recipe should work for you!

• 2 cups oats, ground into flour (about 1 and 3/4 c. Best banana bread pudding recipe oat flour)

**NOTE: I put all my “too brown to eat” bananas in the freezer, peeled and ready to go so I can just defrost a couple at a time for recipes like this. Easy banana bread muffins recipe If you use defrosted bananas, they will be quite watery — that is just fine for this recipe and you can include any liquid along with the bananas.

• Preheat oven to 350?F. Banana nut bread recipe with buttermilk Grease muffin tins (or line with paper)

• In a medium bowl, mash bananas. Peanut butter banana bread recipe Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and sugar. Banana nut bread recipe with sour cream Mix well with a fork.

• Add in oat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Easy healthy banana bread recipe Mix until combined.

These high-protein muffins have been my go-to morning “first breakfast” or snack for the past couple of months… they keep me full all the way through lunch, they freeze well, and they taste fantastic.

I’m not sure they beat out Costco’s chocolate muffins for Dave, but he has packed many of them in his school lunches, so I know he approves ?? What are your favorite protein-packed snacks?

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These look so good!!!! A trick I use for making breads or muffins and I want to sneak in some nuts ~ esp walnuts ~ is to grind them up until there are no chunks left and they are a flour consistency.

Yes! You’ll want to make sure it plain greek yogurt (not vanilla) otherwise there’s quite a bit of extra sugar and flavor from the yogurt in the muffins!

If you add some walnuts, or your favorite nuts, you could significantly enhance protein content. Best ever gluten free banana bread Those muffins have “rich” taste of chocolate, and are without butter. Best banana bread recipe in the world I definitely don’t mind gluten, but somehow 2 cups of oatmeal instead of flour in this recipe makes me feel better when giving them to my kids.

I recently came across your blog via Money Saving Mom, and I’m having fun treating myself to a few minutes each day of checking out your inspiring posts! Here’s a quick and kind of silly question for you. Easy banana bread recipe for kids I also like to bake often for my family, but we have a smallish, old kitchen (we also live in a very old farmhouse), so I find that our baked goods sit on the counter or stovetop in a covered pan until they are eaten up, and they visually clutter the kitchen. Best healthy banana bread recipe (There are usually two containers, as two of us are gluten free and four of us are not, so I usually bake duplicate items.) It seems that since we often have baked items around, they should have a more permanent home. Healthy banana bread recipe applesauce Do you have a good solution for that? How and where do you store your muffins, brownies, cookies, etc? Same thing with our bread – it sits in the corner of the countertop and drives me crazy. Simple banana bread muffins : )

As for where I put all my baked goods, breads, etc. Easy gluten free banana bread recipe I made a spot for it all in my pantry (you can see a few older pictures of our pantry in this post). Better homes and gardens banana bread recipe I guess if it were me, I would first choose a convenient spot in my kitchen to store the baked goods and bread. Best ever moist banana bread Once I decided on that location (cabinet above the stove, drawer next to the refrigerator, etc.) then I would figure out if I could purge or move whatever is currently in that space.

It might take a little bit of time and moving things around, but if you’re willing to purge something from your kitchen (or even consolidate what you have) I’m pretty sure you can make a spot for your baked goods and bread.

If worse comes to worse, find a couple nice-looking containers or baskets and keep your items “hidden in plain sight”!

Thanks Ann — but just an FYI, these really taste nothing like my banana chocolate chip muffins. Moist banana bread with sour cream recipe They are “heavier” and just have an over-all different flavor. Best gluten free banana bread recipe Still delicious, just different!

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