These banana protein muffins are a great grab and go snack or healthy breakfast. Made with healthy ingredients like overripe bananas and protein powder to keep you satisfied.
A healthy, yummy, and quick breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning. The fluffy texture of these protein muffins is something the whole family will enjoy!
These high protein muffins are as well as these muesli muscle bites will keep you full for a long period of time. Adding additional protein to your breakfast aids in weight loss, weight maintenance, and an overall healthy lifestyle.
You could even add protein to recipes like this chocolate orange cake with marshmallow frosting or these oat flour pancakes. My favorite way to add protein is by using vegan protein powder or whey protein powder.
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How do you add protein to muffin mix?
You can add protein powder to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. When adding protein powder, you’ll have to add a splash of extra liquid like almond milk to smooth out the muffin batter.
What’s in banana protein muffins?
These are the main ingredients in these healthy protein muffins but you can also get creative and make this recipe your own.
Feel free to customize this recipe with different types of protein powder, different mix ins, different toppings, etc. You can also swap ingredients for vegan options like an egg for flax egg.
Gluten-free muffin mix
I like to use one box of King Arthur gluten-free muffin mix but you can use whatever gluten-free muffin mix is your favorite. Baking with mix instead of from scratch saves so much time while the muffins are just as delicious.
Using yellow bananas will work for this recipe but brown bananas are optimal.
Collagen protein powder
Vital Proteins unflavored collagen is my favorite type of protein to use but you can use any other unflavored protein powder. If you’re looking for extra flavor, feel free to use vanilla protein powder or chocolate protein powder.
Adding chocolate chips is optional but gives these muffins a great flavor. Feel free to add chia seeds, flax seeds (also great in this nut-free protein bar recipe), fruit, or other toppings depending on your preferences.
How do you make banana protein muffins?
Step 1: To the prepared muffin mix, add the collagen and mashed banana and mix well then fold in the chocolate chips
Step 2: Grease 10 jumbo muffin cups (or do a batch of 6 then another batch of 4 after) and fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter
Step 3: Bake for 20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean) at 375 degrees and let them stand 5 minutes before enjoying
Pro tip: Add muffin liners to the muffin pan to prevent sticking.
Expert tips and FAQs
Muffins can get dry by using too much protein powder, oat flour, or almond flour. Make sure you don’t overdo it on the dry ingredients and use an oil like coconut oil for fluffy muffins.
A typical banana nut muffin has around 6 grams of protein. These banana protein muffins have around 10g of protein which is almost double. Top with almond butter or other nut butters for even more protein.
Yes, homemade muffins are healthier than store bought. Store bought muffins use extra added sugar and/or preservatives while homemade muffins have less sugar and no preservatives. Homemade snacks are always a good option compared to store bought.
What is a balanced breakfast?
A balanced breakfast is a breakfast that has a source of protein, carbs, and healthy fats. These muffins have a source of protein and carbs but it’s a great idea to pair them with air fryer sausage patties for healthy fats and extra protein.
I also love making baked oatmeal bars for another quick, easy, and healthy breakfast. There’s nothing better than starting your day off on the right foot!
How do you store muffins?
You can store these healthy muffins in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge. They will last longer in the refrigerator but I recommend reheating before serving. Top with maple syrup or even peanut butter before serving.
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Banana Protein Muffins
- Preheat oven to 375°
- To the prepared muffin mix, add the collagen and mashed banana and mix well then fold in the chocolate chips
- Grease 10 jumbo muffin cups (or do a batch of 6 then another batch of 4 after) and fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter
- Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and let them stand 5 minutes before enjoying