Protein banana-oat muffins

I don’t know about you, but I tend to get a bit bored with the same flavour protein powder after a while and whilst I love all this ‘clean eating’ business, I still struggle to resist sweet treats like cakes when temptation strikes!  So I decided to try my hand at putting my protein into baking to mix things up a bit.  There are loads of different whey protein recipes online to choose from but after reading a few I decided to do my own version and kinda make it up as I went along… turned out pretty well!  So here goes: my protein banana oat muffins recipe – hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 bananas (the riper the better)file_000-11
4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
~180g egg whites (~4 eggs)
2 scoops protein powder (mine is My Protein’s chocolate brownie flavour)
~60g sugar substitute (I used honey, but you can use coconut sugar/alternative)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb of soda
~180g oats
~20g chia seeds (optional)
3 scoops/~150g wholemeal self-raising flour

Method:

  • Put the oven on at 180ºC and spray Fry light once or twice into each muffin hole of your muffin tray, at a distance so as to cover the whole area and avoid sticking – in my opinion, this is much easier than using cupcake cases but just a personal preference
  • Chop/break up the bananas into chunks, then mash in a bowl with a fork until smooth
  • Pour the flour, protein powder, oats, sugar substitute, baking powder and bicarb of soda into a large mixing bowl, mix together and form a well in the middle
  • Add the banana, egg whites and Greek yoghurt into the well and mix until combined (this can be a bit of a workout in itself…)
  • Scoop the mixture into the muffin holes, they will be quite full but enough for 12 large muffins or 16 or so smaller ones
  • Bake at 180ºC for 17-20 mins, then cool for 5 mins in the tray and transfer to a cooling rack

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And that’s that folks!  Hopefully your muffins should come out looking like mine did as pictured above and smelling wonderful.  Plus, they’ll last a good few days in air-tight tupperware/the fridge so you can spread them out over the week rather than pig out all at once (which, with protein, I wouldn’t recommend).  These really are perfect as a quick breakfast on the go, post-workout snack, or coupled with ice cream or natural yoghurt as a fitness-friendly dessert!  ‘Let them eat cake’, as they say.

Diolch i chi a hwyl am nawr,

Charles xx

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