Protein Banana Muffins
Honestly, it’s kinda crazy that this Protein Banana Muffins is a “healthy” recipe because it’s insanely good and mark my words, from the taste, you’d never know that it’s also packed with so many health-promoting nutrients. Which is exactly how I like to eat; prioritizing health without compromising taste. So, if that’s also your jam, you’re really gonna love this one.
Why You’ll Love It
Nutritious and Healthy
The recipe has 2 servings of protein powder and I’ve linked the one I’ve been recently loving. Be sure to use the code HUMBLHABITS at checkout for an extra discount and hit me up on socials if you do try to let me know what you think. In addition to the protein powder, which is an obvious win, this recipe keeps things honest with other great ingredients, like plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, organic oats, hemp seeds, cinnamon, baking soda, mini chocolate chips and the optional (but not really) coconut flakes. The Greek yogurt keeps things super moist; the maple syrup makes it sweet; the blended oat flour is light and nutrient dense; and the hemp seeds offer healthy fats.
As I’m sure you’ve heard (and hopefully felt), protein also keeps us feeling full and satisfied, which makes this recipe the perfect healthy snack between meals. They’re a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Carbohydrates provide us with energy, and the complex ones found in bananas take longer to digest, giving us sustained energy throughout the day. They’re a good source of healthy fats. They’re gluten-free and loaded with nutrients. Bananas provide us with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6. The addition of dark chocolate chips adds antioxidants and other health benefits.
Versatile and Customizable
I’ll be honest with you; this is more or less my personal favorite recipe, of course. But there’s so many ways to customize it to meet your unique preferences and I encourage you to do so! If that’s your vibe, I recommend using this recipe as a jumping off point. Don’t have hemp seeds? Use chia seeds, instead. Want to throw in shredded carrot or zucchini to make it even more nutritious? Live your dream! Chopped nuts? Go crazy! You can even add chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla to give it more of an indulgent chocolate-y taste!
Quick, Easy and Convenient
This is an easy recipe to make on a lazy Sunday afternoon and enjoy all week long. They make for a great on-the-go breakfast option and taste great warm or straight from the fridge. Sometimes I’ll have one with a dollop of almond butter or a touch of grass fed butter or ghee. They’re rich in protein, which is an essential nutrient that helps build and repair our tissues and muscles. Maybe you treat yourself to one after a workout and enjoy it outside with a warm cup of coffee? Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Recipe Cost Breakdown
3 large ripe bananas: $1.86
1 organic egg: $0.53
¼ cup maple syrup, or honey: $1.74
1 tsp vanilla extract: $1.24
½ cup plain Greek yogurt: $0.86
2 cups organic oats: $1.32
2 scoops vanilla protein powder: $4.48
⅓ cup hemp seeds: $5.28
1 tsp baking soda: $0.018
2 tsp cinnamon: $0.12
½ cup mini chocolate chips: $2.49
Optional: top with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes: $0.31
Total Cost: $20.24
What You’ll Need
|3 large ripe bananas, mashed|
|1 organic egg|
|¼ cup maple syrup, or honey|
|1 tsp vanilla extract|
|½ cup plain Greek yogurt|
|2 cups organic oats, blended|
|2 scoops vanilla protein powder|
|⅓ cup hemp seeds|
|1 tsp baking soda|
|½ tsp salt|
|2 tsp cinnamon|
|½ cup mini chocolate chips, folded in at the en|
|Optional: top with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes|