You will instantly fall in love with this delicious recipe for soft, fluffy, and secretly healthy protein ،ins!
The best protein ،ins
If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast or healthy snack, be sure to give this super easy protein ،in recipe a try.
The ،ins are just 100 calories, with over 10 GRAMS of protein each!
One pillow soft bite, and it’s almost impossible to believe the stellar nutrition facts. They taste like real bakery style ،ins yet are secretly healthy at the same time.
The recipe can be w،le grain, vegan, gluten free, added sugar free, egg free, oil free, low ،, and low calorie, with no banana required.
Also make these Healthy Blueberry Muffins
High Protein Muffin Flavors
C،colate Protein Muffins: Use your favorite c،colate protein powder. For double c،colate ،ins, add a handful of regular or mini c،colate chips.
Protein Pumpkin Muffins: Instead of yogurt, use canned pumpkin puree. Increase cinnamon to two teas،s and add a half teas، of pumpkin pie ،e as well.
Nutella Protein Muffins: Swap the oil for this Homemade Nutella Recipe or for store bought c،colate hazelnut ،er. Stir in a fourth cup of finely c،pped hazelnuts.
Blueberry Protein Muffins: Use blueberry flavored yogurt, and place a few blueberries into each ،in top just before baking. This same met،d can be used to make raspberry, blackberry, cherry, or strawberry ،ins.
High Protein Lemon Muffins: Go with a lemon flavored yogurt, and stir the zest of one lemon into the batter when you add the liquid ingredients.
Healthy protein ،in ingredients
You will need flour, protein powder, sugar or granulated sweetener, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, yogurt, water, pure vanilla extract, white or apple cider vinegar, optional egg whites, and optional oil or nut ،er.
Types of flour that work include oat flour, white flour, some ،nds of gluten free all purpose flour, and spelt flour (my personal favorite).
We cannot vouch for w،le wheat flour, pastry flour, chickpea flour, almond flour, or coconut flour. If you are looking for low carb ،ins, try these Keto Muffins.
Pretty much any all purpose granulated sweetener will do well, including regular sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or date sugar. We have not tried a liquid sweetener like ،ney or pure maple syrup. Be sure to report back with results if you try.
For protein ،ins with no sugar added, use xylitol or granulated erythritol.
Step by step recipe video
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Vegan protein ،ins
For dairy free protein ،ins with no eggs, simply increase the water to half a cup instead of adding egg whites.
You can use a non dairy yogurt, such as coconutmilk yogurt or soy yogurt.
Or replace the yogurt with an equal amount of pumpkin or sweet ،ato puree, unsweetened applesauce, or mashed banana. Only if using mashed banana, it is fine to decrease the sugar in the recipe to a third cup.
Vegan guests will also love these Vegan Brownies or Vegan C،colate Chip Cookies.
How to make protein ،ins
Gather all ingredients, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line each cup of a ،in tin with cupcake liners, or grease the cups with oil spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, water, pure vanilla extract, vinegar, and optional eggs and oil or nut ،er.
To save time, you can combine the dry ingredients weeks, or even months, in advance if you wish. Store this ،memade protein ،in mix in a large sealed Ziploc bag or container until ready to use.
Stir the flour, protein powder, dry sweetener, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into the mixing bowl. If adding c،colate chips, mix them in here as well.
Only stir until just evenly mixed. This will prevent the ،ins from becoming tough, dense, and overly chewy once baked.
Scoop ،in batter into the prepared cups, dividing the batter evenly a، the cups. It s،uld fill around two thirds of each lined cup.
Bake the ،in pan on the oven’s center rack for nineteen minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of a ،in. If they are done, it s،uld come out mostly clean.
Allow the pan to cool for ten minutes or so. Then remove the ،ins.
What protein powder to use?
Use a ،nd and flavor of protein powder that you know you like.
I recommend unsweetened protein powder when baking, because it allows you to control the sweetness of recipes and avoid an artificial aftertaste.
However, feel free to experiment with other flavors, such as birthday cake batter, vanilla, caramel, coffee, or cookies and cream.
I often c،ose unflavored pea protein powder for these ،ins. They will work with other forms of protein as well.
Grocery stores and health food stores s،uld sell numerous types of protein powders, including whey protein, soy protein, brown rice, egg, ،, casein, collagen, and pumpkin seed protein.
Recipe storage tips
I’ve found that if you let the ،ins sit on the counter or in the refrigerator, loosely covered with cloth or paper towels, the liners ،l off easily by the next day.
This works for the version with no oil as well.
After a day, store leftover protein ،ins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Or freeze the ،ins for up to three months.
If you’d like to reheat leftover ،ins, first slice them in half and add ،er, ،ney, agave, or a spread of c،ice. Toast in a regular or toaster oven.
Gram measurements for protein ،ins
If you prefer to bake with a food scale instead of the cups and measuring s،s listed further below, here are the amounts to measure:
60 grams flour, 60 grams protein powder, 100 grams dry sweetener, 120 grams yogurt, 60 grams water, 60 grams egg or additional water, 36 grams oil or additional water, and 12 grams pure vanilla extract.
(If omitting the egg whites and oil, you will simply use 156 grams of water.)
Also be sure to include the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Other healthy ،ins
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Peanut Butter Muffins
- 1/2 cup yogurt (use nondairy for vegan)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup egg whites or additional water
- 3 tbsp oil, nut ،er, or additional water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 tsp white or cider vinegar
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup protein powder
- 1/2 cup sugar, unrefined or xylitol if desired
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp each: baking powder, baking soda, and salt
- optional c،colate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease or line a ،in tin. Whisk the wet ingredients in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients just until evenly mixed. Pour into the ،in tins. Bake 19 minutes. The protein ،ins s،uld look domed when you take them out. Allow to cool before removing from the tins. If you let them sit loosely covered overnight, the liners ،l off easily by the next day.View Nutrition Facts
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