Chocolate Chunk Protein Muffins

Muffin2I’ve been making muffins every week lately for work week snacks. I invented these today after having to pass up Costco muffins at church…these might give those chocolate muffins a run for their money. If you don’t want to add protein powder, just substitute an extra half cup of oats. Enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 cup Old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Banana, mashed
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup Stevia (or sweetened of choice)
  • 1/3 cup Milk (I used Almond milk)
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 TBS. Mini chocolate chipsMuffins1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients but the chocolate chips in a blender until batter is smooth. Pour batter in cupcake liners (use foil or silicon) until 3/4 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Store in the fridge. Makes 12 muffins.

Nutrition Stats:

Cals: 89

Protein: 6 grams

Fat: 2 grams

Carbs: 13 grams

Sugar: 4 grams

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3 Ingredient Cereal Bars

Cerealbars I’ve been seeing Cheerio bars on Pinterest a lot but all the recipes I’ve found have an extra cup of sugar and/or corn syrup. These are healthier and faster to make.  Less than 5 minutes & 3 ingredients…go!

  • 3 cups of cereal (I used Kashi Heart to Heart, but feel free to use Protein Cheerios or any other kind your heart desires)
  • 1/2 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Honey

Microwave honey and peanut butter together for 20-30 seconds and stir. Pour over cereal and mix thoroughly. Press into an 8×8 pan sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm and cut into 9 squares.

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Nutrition Stats (per 1 bar):

Cals: 166

Protein: 5 grams

Fat: 8 grams

Carbs: 23  grams

Sugar: 11 grams