Quick and healthy banana protein muffins

Easy protein banana muffins recipe

Looking for some delicious breakfast snacks? These nutritionally-balanced, easy-to-bake protein muffins from our expert nutritionist Linia Patel are too delicious too resist. They make great post-workout fuel too!

HEALTHY BANANA MUFFINS RECIPE

Makes 12 muffins

Total time:

40 minutes

Ingredients

- 3 large overripe bananas

- 3 large eggs

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

- ¼ tsp salt

- 1 ½ tsp baking powder

- 2 ½ cups ground almonds

- ½ cup wholegrain flour (if you want gluten-free just use 3 cups almond flour)

- ½ cup protein powder of choice (neutral flavour recommended)

- 1 banana sliced for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and gently grease the muffin tin.
  2. Blend together bananas, eggs, vanilla essence, cinnamon and nutmeg
  3. In a large bowl mix, together remaining dry ingredients (ground almonds, wholegrain flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt)
  4. Pour liquid mixture from the blender into dry ingredients mixing well until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture into muffin tray.
  6. Place 2 thin slices of bananas on each muffin.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 20 minutes.

Storage: In a cool dry place for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Energy boosters (optional)

  • Add 2 tsp of espresso powder for a caffeine kick
  • Add ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips for a chocolate dose

Nutritional information

Nutrient

Per serving (81g)

Calories (kcal)

216

Fat/g

13

Of which saturated fat/g

1.4

Carbohydrate/g

12

Of which sugar/g

6.9

Fibre/g

1.4

Protein/g

11

Salt/g

0.33


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