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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Gluten-free and Dairy-free protein muffins perfect for meal prep
- 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
Preheat to 350
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.
Add dry ingredients and mix to combine
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).
Distribute among 12 cupcake/muffin liners
Bake for 20 minutes
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.