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Protein Rich Banana Muffins



Delicious and nutritious banana muffins that are perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Check out this quick and easy recipe that you can whip up in minutes. Plus tips on how to make them a satiating breakfast and snack. Have fun baking and most of all enjoy eating them :)



Protein Rich Banana Muffins

Prep 10 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

Kid friendly



Ingredients

  • 250 grams Plain Skyr or full fat Plain Yogurt

  • 6 eggs

  • 3 ripe bananas

  • 320 grams quick oats

  • 100 grams sugar

  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda


Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C

  2. Grease 12 muffin tins with a little bit of oil of your choice

  3. Mash the bananas

  4. Whisk the eggs, add in the sugar and continue whisking until light and fluffy.

  5. Add yogurt, mashed bananas and vanilla to the eggs and whisk to mix well

  6. Add in the oats, baking powder and baking soda. Fold the mixture until well combined

  7. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins

  8. Bake for about 20 minutes.

  9. Check if the tops are springy to the touch. If the toothpick comes out clean they are done.

  10. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool to room temperature.



Tips

Flavor suggestions:

  • Mix chocolate chips into the batter

  • Spread a teaspoon of Nutella or other chocolate spread as icing on each muffin

  • Mix in dried fruit, nuts and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Replace bananas with equal parts with apple sauce/grated apples/pear/other sweet fruit

  • Stir 2 tablespoons of cocoa into the batter

  • Add a teaspoon of nut butter into the center of each muffin cup before baking

  • Add ½ cup of raisins and 2-3 tablespoons of rum



Tips for a satiating breakfast and snack


Breakfast ideas

  • 1 muffin, an egg or two (scrambled or boiled), 1 standard piece of fruit

  • 2 muffins with 1 tablespoon of nut butter of choice, plus a standard piece of fruit

  • 1 muffin with a little bit of butter or coconut oil, a serving of plain yogurt topped with fresh fruit & nuts or granola

  • 1 muffin, halved and topped with ½ mashed avocado, a small serving of oatmeal or other high fiber cereal with milk of choice topped with berries


Snack ideas

  • 1 muffin or ½ of a muffin on its own with a cup of tea of choice depending on how hungry you feel.

  • 1 muffin halved with a teaspoon of double cream and jam for afternoon or morning tea.

  • 1 muffin with a handful of natural almonds and sultanas

  • ½ a muffin with a serving of yogurt topped with ½ a piece of fruit



Note

Keep in mind this recipe has a lot of eggs hence being very high in protein for a muffin without protein powder. You can add a bit of extra vanilla, lemon zest or cinnamon & nutmeg so it’s not too eggy. I would love to hear your suggestions.


*As this recipe doesn’t contain any protein powder, it is also suitable for children.




Nutrition


Servings 12 Amount Per Serving Calories 174

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 4g 7% / Saturated Fat 1g 5% / Monounsaturated Fat 2g / Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g / Cholesterol 82mg 27% / Sodium 229mg 10% / Potassium 138mg 4%

Total Carbohydrate 24g 8% / Dietary Fiber 4g 15% / Sugars 5g / Protein 8g 17%

Vitamin A 36% / Vitamin C 3% / Calcium 14% / Iron 0%









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