Since baked goods have always been my weakness, I have determined that the perfect afternoon snack for me (one that I crave and look forward to every day) is a muffin. BUT as a fitness-minded individual, I’m completely aware of the damage I’d be doing by eating the standard muffin. The usual suspect contains around 400-500 calories and 45g of sugar!
About a year ago, I began my quest to find a recipe that would yield a better version of my baked goods obsession, a protein muffin. My criteria included:
- nutrition- a good source of fiber and protein
- low in sugar and calories
- good tasting and texture (fluffy)
- low level of difficulty- an easy ingredient list, short directions, and amount of dishes to clean
After months of baking and snacking, and more baking and snacking, I’m happy to share my 2 favorite protein muffin recipes:
From Ambitious Kitchen- Banana Oat Protein Muffins
These turned out fast, delicious, and versatile! They are less than 100 calories each and are low in sugar. I added a few vegan mini chocolate chips and like magic, my kids loved them.
Serving size: 1 muffin
From A Healthy Life For Me- Apple Pie Protein Muffins
I’ve made this particular muffin so many different ways (banana walnut, blueberry, pb & j, carrot apple raisin) and they’re always fluffy and delicious.