Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins have to be the most delicious and moist muffins ever. Most importantly, they are a healthy and nutritious version of the regular chocolate muffin. Not to mention that their is a secret ingredient in these muffins that will give you a little protein boost. Yup that’s right, there’s protein powder in the muffin.
You can make these chocolate peanut butter muffins ahead of time for a great breakfast alternative on mornings when you are in a rush or just to have something healthy and nutritious around for the whole family.
The best part about these chocolate peanut butter muffins is that you get to use your over ripened bananas. And if you are a little short of bananas you can substitute apple sauce for a banana.
These muffins will be a winner in your household, guaranteed.
Don’t be surprised if these muffins are gone before the end of the day.
Tips and Tricks to Making these Chocolate-y Peanut Butter Muffins
Muffin liners are your friend. Use them every chance you get. They make for easy clean up because no one likes to clean up after cooking or baking. If you can find the non stick parchment type, buy them. This way the cupcake liners will not stick to you muffins and will be easy to peel off.
Choosing Protein Powder
A lot of people are not familiar with protein powder. Particularly if you don’t workout. Their is no magic knowledge needed to pick the best protein powder. It really depends on what you are looking for in a protein powder. Some people buy protein powders as a meal supplement while others buy a protein powder to simply supplement their protein in take.
And when you consider the type of protein, well, the possibilities are virtually endless. From vegan to vegetarian to whey to soy and the list goes on and on. When picking out a protein powder, just choose one that you think you will use regularly. And, if you are really not interested in using protein powder, just substitute the protein powder for flour.
This is the exact brand and flavor I used to make these chocolate peanut butter muffins.
The Best Part
I just love the fact that I can save my produce from ending up in the green bin. This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins calls for your ripe bananas. Ya, the ones that have been sitting on your counter for the whole week and no one wants to eat them because they are too ripe. What better ingredient to use than bananas to substitute for the sugar that could have gone into these muffins. If you are short of bananas, you can also throw in 1/2 cup of apple sauce for every banana you are short.
Storing Your Muffins
These Healthy Peanut Butter Muffins also freeze very well. I freeze these muffins so that I can take them as a snack or eat them as part of a healthy breakfast occasionally. Whether you are ready to use them all or just a couple at a time, remove them from the freezer and place the desired amount of muffins into a large container or large zipper bag and place in fridge to thaw out overnight. Even though they are healthy, you still need to add them to your diet in moderation considering all other meals to combine your total calorie goals for the day.
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Recipe Details for Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tray with muffin liners. (This recipe makes approximately 12 muffins).
- Mash up the bananas (if you don't have enough bananas, use 1/2 cup of apple sauce for each banana). Add in peanut butter and combine.
- Add egg whites, eggs, oatmeal and baking powder and baking soda Add protein powder and mix. Scoop out batter evenly into the muffin tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes for small muffins or 25 minutes for large muffins.