Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

December 28, 2017

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Friday morninggggg and it’s the countdown to FITness season!! Man, doesn’t the end of the December just feel like rock bottom sometimes? January is like this light at the end of the tunnel. Sure, we should probably just hold it together through the holidays and not eat ALL things, but I mean – blame America and the sugar epidemic, and consumerism… NOT my self control! Geez. I mean. I tried.

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

But guess what, working out is only half the battle and so Meal Prep is LIFE changing. But Beth – all this clean eating… my sweet tooth is aching! Yes, I hear you. Mid-afternoon STARVATION is too real.

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

I’m not up for doing math, but 1/4c of maple syrup divided by 12 muffins is NOT A LOT. So – low sugar, but still sweetly satisfying, and a little protein boost? Don’t mind if I do.

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Here is my chubby fit bunny tip: only bring ONE to work. And freeze them after you make them. If there is a tin of muffins near me ready to eat – consider them gone. But if I have to defrost/heat one up… and if I’m at work and there is literally only ONE – then I am set up for a WIN.

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Protein Note: I tried with Garden of Life Raw Unflavored Protein and I tried plain plant protein from Trader Joes. The Garden of Life worked better. I think this maybe because the garden of life has many sources of plant protein AND Guar Gum and Carob Bean Gum that probably help the muffins hold texture. But both proteins worked!

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Gluten-free and Dairy-free protein muffins perfect for meal prep

Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup protein*
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat to 350
  2. Place peeled bananas in a food processor or stand mixer and blend until they become a paste. Add egg, vanilla, and maple syrup. Mix to combine.

  3. Add dry ingredients and mix to combine

  4. Add almond milk, starting with 1/2c. If you like denser muffins, use less, spongier add more. (3/4c seemed to be the sweet spot regardless of the brand of protein I used).

  5. Distribute among 12 cupcake/muffin liners
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
Notes

I used protein that was both flavorless and unsweetened. If you use regular vanilla protein, start with one tsp vanilla and no, or half as much, sweetener and taste the batter.

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