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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins are the perfect healthy make ahead breakfast to have during a busy week or to keep on hand as a quick snack! These muffins are loaded with good for you ingredients including protein powder and almond flour. Plus, they are gluten free and can be made dairy free depending on what protein powder is used.

3 chocolate peanut butter protein muffins stacked on top of a white plate

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe along with some modifications to ingredients:

  • almond flour
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate protein powder- use whey or plant based! Also, if you don’t have chocolate protein powder on hand any other flavor can be used that you think will pair well with the chocolate flavor the cocoa powder adds to this recipe.
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • vegetable oil- or melted coconut oil!
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • peanut butter- creamy, chunky or natural peanut butter, it’s your choice. Every kind will work well for this recipe. Also, this can be subbed out for any other nut butter if you prefer.
close up look at the inside of a protein muffin

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

This recipe is so simple to make! First, preheat your oven and prepare your muffin tin. You can either line the muffin tin with muffin liners or spray it with non-stick spray. Then, in a mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.

Next, add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Divide the muffin batter among the 12 muffin cups then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. You’ll want a couple of small crumbs on the toothpick. Then, let cool and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I top these muffins with anything?

Yes! Before baking try chocolate chips, nuts or a swirl of peanut butter. After baking, but before eating we recommend a little spread of peanut butter on top!

How do I store protein muffins?

Store these protein muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. To keep longer wrap tight and freeze for up to 2 months.

stack of protein muffins and spoonfuls of peanut butter on the side

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3 chocolate peanut butter protein muffins stacked on top of a white plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins are the perfect healthy make ahead breakfast to have during a busy week or to keep on hand as a quick snack! These muffins are loaded with good for you ingredients including protein powder and almond flour. Plus, they are gluten-free and can be made dairy free depending on what protein powder is used.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with liners or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, protein powder, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients: vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract and peanut butter. Stir until combined.
  4. Evenly distribute batter among 12 muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out almost clean. A few little crumbs on the toothpick is what you are looking for.
  6. Let cool or enjoy immediately. Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Freeze muffins to keep for up to 2 months.

Notes

Whey or vegan protein powder will work for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 11g

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