Ask and ye shall receive!
So yesterday was monumental… it was the first time I’ve ever made up my own recipe for baking!!! Yes, it’s a risky move because baking is far more scientific than cooking, but after researching multiple recipes for a protein-rich, low fat banana nut muffin, I realized it would be easier to attempt creating my own.
I work with some clients that have a hard time fitting protein into the morning rush, so I wanted to try and create something that they could make ahead of time and grab as they are running out the door.
So here it is (!!!) …
Healthy Banana Nut Protein Muffins
3/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c protein powder (I used vanilla)
3/4 c organic milk (I used 2%)
1/2 c walnut pieces
1/4 c natural applesauce
2 organic bananas (the riper, the better)
2/3 c honey
1/4 tsp baking soda
First, get out the handy-dandy mixer and add you dry ingredients into the mixing bowl.
In went the 2 flours, baking soda and protein powder.
In a separate bowl, mash your bananas… a great stress reliever!
Then add your honey and do your best to refrain from just eating the banana and honey mixture.
Mix well. Then add your milk, applesauce and egg and mix well.
Back to the mixer… begin mixing your dry ingredients and slowly add in the wet ingredients while mixing on a low setting.
I was so excited that the consistency looked pretty good!
Then in went the walnuts and I gave the batter a final stir stir stir!
I divided the batter equally into the muffin pan to make 12 muffins.
Then I popped them in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and Wah-Lah!
I was pretty impressed with myself (obnoxious?). They are not light and fluffy, more of a dense and chewy texture, but with NO oil and no refined sugar (just honey), plus protein, I think they are a success!
1 muffin : 170 calories, 30 g carbs, 3.5 g fat, 5 g protein, 52 mg sodium
Pairing this muffin with a Greek yogurt would make for a healthy, protein rich start to your day!
And just because she’s my cute little baker’s assistant… 😉
Have you ever attempted to create a baking recipe?
How did it turn out?