Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins with a side of chocolate make for a delicious high protein, gluten free, dairy free breakfast muffin. Go grab your muffin pan your going to want to enjoy these tomorrow morning.
What do you know? I still do cook.
Sorry I have been gone so long. My life has been flipped on its head and I have taken on new roles that pretty much take all my time. With time at a premium, recipe development unfortunately has been pushed off to the side.
BUT I am going to be back in the kitchen trying new things and coming up with recipes for all of us to enjoy. With out a doubt that means you will be seeing me a bit more in your inbox.
Today’s recipe is about starting off your day with a bit of protein, potassium and three ingredients that always taste perfect together. Bananas, Peanut Butter and Chocolate are the trifecta of yummy.
I actually came up with this recipe last summer for a group of my friends at the gym. I really like sharing recipes, and muffins are the perfect easy travel to the gym kind of food. Sharing with my girls who like it healthy but also like chocolate makes coming up with food they will want to eat, but really like to eat rather easy. With out a doubt we know chocolate makes everything taste better!
Clearly this is why I mixed chocolate chips into the batter and then added a sprinkle on top of each cup.
Since you haven’t heard from me in a while I thought I would give you an update on my new puppy. Did you know I decided to get a new puppy last year?
I have had multiple dogs for years. In the past when I lost a pet, the remaining dog definitely became depressed and lonely. For me after losing a beloved pet, I need time to mourn before bringing in a puppy. Unfortunately the time I needed wasn’t always the best for the pet who was now alone.
Last summer it soon became obvious that Roman, my 12-year-old Airedale health was failing. With Roman’s health in mind and my little Airedale Xena’s frustration with losing her playmate ultimately I needed to make a decision that was best for everyone. Bring a puppy into our home now or wait?
After talking with my vet, family and friends I decided to try the puppy now and not wait. I was very nervous and feeling a little guilty that this decision would upset Roman. Now I won’t say that when the puppy arrived Roman didn’t give me the stink eye. However, he definitely perked up and found a second wind. I am sure he decided it was his job to keep the little whipper snapper in line. Which he did.
I had wanted a Doberman for years. I actually looked into Doberman puppies before I decided on Xena. Xena being my third Airedale puppy. I had been exposed to a Doberman as a young girl and fell in love with the breed.
After a thorough search I found a breeder, my puppy and I brought Brutus home.
A year later, Brutus has definitely been a perfect addition to our family. He is smart, loyal, playful and definitely full of love. They call Doberman’s velcro dogs because their need to always be touching their owner.
Undoubtably Brutus is never far from my side especially in the kitchen. It should be noted he splits his time between being next to me and being next to Xena.
Finally when the Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins were done baking Brutus was in total agreement with me that they smelled delicious. Unfortunately for him they contained chocolate and he didn’t get a taste, even so he wants you to bake up a batch of these Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins.
Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffin
- 2 large bananas mashed
- 1/3 cup creamy organic peanut butter
- 1-5 ounce container vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup nut milk (almond, coconut, cashew will work here)
- 1 tea vanilla extract
- 1 cup grass fed vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats process into flour (use your food processor)
- 1/2 tea baking soda
- 1 1/4 tea baking powder
- 1 tea ground cinnamon
- 3/4 + cup dairy free chocolate chips divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly spray non-stick 18 muffin tin with cooking spray or line cups with parchment papers.
In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas, peanut butter, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl add together protein powder, ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips stir to combine.
Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir to blend together evenly.
Fill the cups about 2/3 of the way, sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over each muffin (I may have added a few more chips)
Bake for 18 minutes, or until center is set.
Can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 7 days.