What a beautiful warm weekend we had here. I really wish I could spend more of it outside, but with George and I both on call, other plans needed to happen and they did!
I will separate today’s posts. One for these protein packed muffins and another with how my running is going. I want to go into a little more detail on what is happening with the running as this is a health & fitness blog as well as a food blog. But some of you just want the food. And I understand, I rather just go straight to the food sometimes too!
This recipe can be done in two or even three ways. The recipe below is for vegans and has protein in it. But if you are not down with the protein…you can omit it. You can also substitute the stevia for real sugar. It is all up to you! Baking with stevia is sweeter, so we use less in baking. I often tell people to add to taste. Check out this great post on using stevia regularly from Family Fresh Cooking.
Ingredients: Yields 12 muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/3 cup + 1 1/2T of Truvia or 1cup sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup apple sauce (this keeps them moist)
- 2 T water
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 cup non dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein (I used Sunwarrior), optional
Directions: Preheat oven to 350c. Line or lightly grease your muffin tin. In medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda & protein powder.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and the oil. Add mashed banana and chocolate chips. Stir in water, vanilla extract and apple sauce. Add flour mixture and mix till combined.
Fill the muffin tin evenly, I use an ice cream scoop. And bake for 20-25min till a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clear.
Black bananas make yummy muffins
Add a glass of almond milk or better yet Almond Breeze Coconut Milk (I’m almost out
Throw in a Tia and you have yourself an amazing healthy snack!
Question: What type of sweetener do you use? What is your favorite brand of Stevia?