If you’re someone with a sweet tooth, you’re probably always on the lookout for delicious recipes that won’t derail your healthy eating goals. Good news, That’s where this easy to make double chocolate protein muffin comes in. These healthy muffins are packed with 20 grams of protein, making them an excellent choice for a satisfying breakfast or a guilt-free dessert. I guarantee this recipe is going to become one of your favorite things. These healthy protein muffins have become a breakfast staple with a boost of protein in my house.
The secret to making these muffins so filling is the addition of protein powders. I use a whey / casein blend to make these but you could try any kind of protein you like, whey protein powder, vegan protein powder, or collagen protein powder. I have not tried any other protein powder in this recipe yet as I don’t keep any other brands / types on hand. If you try this with different protein powders let me know! I would steer clear of using any unflavored protein powder or vanilla protein powder in this recipe as it will affect the taste.
With double chocolate protein muffins, you can indulge your taste buds and still feel good about your food choices. They are a healthy way to enjoy baked goods and a great way to add some protein to your diet. So, whether you’re looking to boost your weight loss goals or simply want to feed your whole family a good muffin, these protein-packed muffins are sure to please.
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WHY MAKE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUFFINS
This chocolate protein muffin recipe is high protein, packing 20 g protein per muffin
Makes two delicious muffins that are jumbo in size
Can be made ahead for super easy breakfasts
Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions
Old Fashioned Oats (or oat flour)
Banana – For the best results use a yellow banana of a banana that’s a little bit spotted
Chocolate Protein Powder I use PEScience chocolate cupcake! PEScience is my favorite protein powder for baking & cooking! (P.S if you purchase using my link I earn a small commission, If you hate me & don’t want to support LWEP you can also purchase it from vitamin shoppe!)
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Granulated Sugar – you can sub this for a zero calorie sweetener, brown sugar or leave it out
Unsweetened almond milk
Mini Chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUFFINS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a blender or food processor add in all dry ingredients except for chocolate chips then add in all wet ingredients.
Blend until combined, 1-2 minutes.
Lightly grease 2 large ramekins with cooking spray and pour batter equally into each. Make sure not to overfill, there should be at least a finger width of room at the top. If you overfill the ramekins this will rise in the oven and overfill and be a huge mess.
You can also use a muffin tin if you don’t have ramekins. I would use muffin cups or silicone muffin liners if using a tin.
Add chocolate chips to the top of each muffin.
Bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes or until muffin batter is cooked through (you can test this with a tooth pick)
To store let these easy protein muffins cool to room temperature then store in an airtight container.
These can be meal prepped for the week by doubling this recipe.
What are the calories / macros for each chocolate protein muffin?
You know when you wander into the supermarket or a deli and you see those giant delicious double chocolate muffins? Those are around 400 calories a muffin and contain hardly any protein.
My protein muffins clock in at 266 calories (including the chocolate chips because we don’t leave out essential ingredients / call them optional to make the calories look lower here)
This recipe makes 2 large ramekins / jumbo muffins.
Calories: 266 calories per muffin
Macros: 34 carbs, 8.5g fat and 20g protein
If you don’t want the added protein or want to make this as a traditional recipe leave out the protein powder and add back in 30g of oats, add an additional 10g of unsweetened cocoa powder.
If you don’t have any bananas on hand you can use applesauce – just make sure it’s sweetened and not unsweetened otherwise you’ll need to up the added sugar.
I would not substitute out the egg as it brings together the structure of the muffin. I’ve been unsuccessful in this recipe attempting to use just egg whites.
If you don’t have a blender you can use oat flour and combine everything in a large mixing bowl. Use mashed banana that’s a little riper, it’ll be easier to hand mix
You can sub out the unsweetened almond milk for water if you don’t have it on hand.
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The Best Double Chocolate Protein Muffin RecipeCourse: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats (30g)
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (32g)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (20g)
1 tsp Granulated Sugar (6g)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2/3 cup Unsweetened almond milk (160g)
1 tbsp Mini Chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Combine all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a blender
- Blend until smooth
- Pour batter equally into two large ramekins, make sure not to overfill
- Top with chocolate chips
- Bake for 22-25 minutes
- Enjoy & tell everyone about your new favorite recipe
- Do not overfill ramekin! you should have at least 1 finger width from the end of the batter to the top of the dish.