This is my first attempt at making muffins. Everyone loves muffins; there's something very comforting about them. But they're difficult to make, especially healthy ones. Until I found a 5-ingredient recipe from Big Man's World for vegan/paleo protein muffins. Grain/sugar/dairy/egg-free, this recipe seems almost too good to be true. The protein powder you use determines whether the muffins ends up being vegan, paleo, or neither... up to you!
|scoops||Sun warrior rice chocolate protein powder , or|
|scoop||Any chocolate-flavoured paleo, casein, or (if you must) whey protein powder|
|cup||natural almond butter, or|
|cup||any nut or seed butter|
|cup||unsweetened apple sauce, or|
|cup||vanilla yogurt, vegan or regular|
|tbsp||unsweetened or semi-sweet chocolate chips|
The vegan protein powder combined with the almond butter & almond flour makes these muffins quite dense, so they don't rise much in the oven.
|3||min||Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, adding the chocolate chips last.|
|1||min||Spoon out the batter onto a silicone or aluminium muffin pan, divided into 6 muffins.|
|10-15||min||Bake at 175'C (350'F) and check after 12 minutes to make sure they don't overcook.|
|1||min||Whilst the muffins are still hot, cut a little hole in the top and add more chocolate chips so they melt inside.|
|20||min||Enjoy with coffee.|
How about Blueberry-Vanilla Muffins?
It's easy to adapt this recipe for blueberry muffins. Simply use vanilla-flavoured protein powder instead of chocolate, and blueberries instead of chocolate chips. I substituted vanilla yogurt for apple sauce and macadamia nut butter for almond butter. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla essence.