Saturday, June 27, 2015

Protein Powder Chocolate Chip Muffins

This morning, I had some extra time, and wanted to make something yummy. I love my sweets, but don't love the crash I get after eating sweet, starchy snacks. I found a recipe on Petite Athlete that I tweaked a bit. This makes a great breakfast, or snack, or just a quick pick-me-up any time you need a boost! These are INFINITELY better cold, so do yourself a favor and hold off eating them until they have cooled completely.

Aunt LoLo's Protein Powder Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 10 muffins
(Adapted from Petite Athlete)

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or full fat coconut milk)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 scoops protein powder (I used Combat Protein Cookies & Cream)
3 Tbsp. coconut flour
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat your oven to 325, and prepare a muffin tin with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until just combined. You might want to whisk the eggs first, and then add everything else. Or, be like me, and just kind of mash up the eggs in the bowl in the middle of everything, and then stir to combine. Whatever floats your boat. Just don't over-mix.

Let it sit for about 5 minutes to plump up the chia seeds, then divide into 10 muffins.

Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool briefly, and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy! Store uneaten muffins in the refrigerator.

By my calculations, these muffins have 98 calories each, 4 grams of fat, 8 g. of carbohydrates, and 7 g. of protein.