My obsession with peanut butter continues… if you're in the same boat, you will love these muffins too! They are lightly sweet and can be made ahead for an easy breakfast.
These muffins are light, healthy and packed with flavor. Now with my kids back at school, I am looking for easy, healthy recipes that I can make ahead and have ready for breakfast, snacks or even in my kids' lunch boxes.
These are perfect for all of those. I love anything that I can make ahead and have them readily available for my kids to help themselves.
And if for some crazy reason you have leftovers that won't be eaten right away, you can easily freeze them. Simply take them out and place in the refrigerator the night before and they will be ready for breakfast in the morning!
I like to make a double batch and freeze some for busy mornings. I am all about making life easier o those busy, hectic mornings with three kids in three different schools.
I love that these muffins are healthy and I thought why not add some protein to them? I love adding good quality, protein powder to baked goods.
Remember, not all protein powders are the same. Many of them contain unnecessary preservatives, chemicals and artificial sweeteners and colors.
It is very important t not only read your labels for the nutrition information like calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates, but also read the ingredient list. What ingredients are in your food products is essential to understanding how to eat better and cleaner.
I recommend Orgain Protein Powder which is vegan, soy free, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and non-GMO. Now you see why I like it!
These muffins are vegetarian but you can easily use 100% maple syrup to make them vegan (honey isn't vegan since it comes from a bee). I have used honey, maple syrup and even Monk Fruit which is a Saturday sugar alternative and I love baking with it.
Monk Fruit is always my first choice when I am baking these days. It's low carb, sugar free and is an easy substitute for sugar.
These muffins don't last long in my house. But then again, we are all equally in love with peanut butter.
You can use any nut butter you'd like if you have food allergies and I bet sunflower seed butter would be delicious in here as well. But my heart will always belong to peanut butter.
It's funny, once you start eating the natural kind for years and have a taste of that processed stuff, you can't go back. At least I can't.
You can easily make your own peanut butter too which I will do frequently. It might sound fancy, but trust me, it's just crushing up peanuts (and I add ground flax) to a high speed blender or food processor. It's that simple. And that delicious.
I just made these with crunchy almond butter and it was a hit with the family! I love the added texture that the crunchy almond butter gives.
As always, if you make any substitutions, please come back and let me know. You guys always have the best ideas and I love when you share them.
I know many of you guys added chocolate chips to the batter which is always a great idea. Someone just recently told me that they made these and added fresh strawberries to make it taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup protein powder
- ½ cup raw honey
- 3 very ripe bananas mashed
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with muffin liners.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, protein powder until combined.
- Add honey, mashed bananas and applesauce until combined.
- Add peanut butter and mix again.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick is placed in the center and comes out clean.
Serving Size 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 34.6g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
*Nutrition information not 100% guaranteed, provided by www.caloriecount.com
Who else loves peanut butter?
Here are some more of my peanut butter recipes that I love:
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Peanut Butter chocolate Biscotti
I told you that I love peanut butter! I have SO many recipes!
If you make these Peanut Butter Protein Muffins or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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