Protein Banana Muffins

The snacking has been non-stop over here lately.  That breast-feeding hunger is no joke, not to mention sitting down and eating a “real” meal has been quite the task with a busy toddler and needy infant.

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One thing I have started doing to make my life easier is meal prep.  It’s definitely not a new concept, and I’ve prepped in the past, but it isn’t something I enjoy – it’s just become a necessity as of late.  I prefer to cook fresh food, whatever I’m in the mood for at the time, and creatively arrange it on my plate, snap a pic for Instagram and then sit at the table to eat it at a reasonable pace.  But that’s not life right now.  Instead, on the weekend (when my husband is home to help) I’m roasting trays of veggies, grilling up meat for a few days and baking items that can be easily stashed in the freezer – like these Protein Banana Muffins.

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I have made these muffins a number of times.  They taste great, are high in protein and I enjoy eating them straight from the freezer.  I can easily grab one between meals or for breakfast without having (getting) to work all morning in the kitchen.  These Protein Banana Muffins are free of gluten, grains, dairy & soy and only sweetened with bananas and the coconut sugar from the protein powder.

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Protein Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup egg whites
  • 1/2 Cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 scoops Aloha Protein Powder (Banana or vanilla)*
  • 1/2 Cup Paleo Baking Mix (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.  Stir well.
  4. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet.
  5. Pour batter into a lined muffin tin and place pan in oven.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.

Recipe makes 1 dozen (12) muffins.

*You may be able to substitute another plant based protein powder, but I cannot guarantee results.

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What are some of your favorite foods to prepare for a busy week?

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Enjoy!

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