So, I have been really trying to cook/bake more. It's not easy to make the time, but I really want to try new things and have more recipes for you guys to try. I always have ideas running through my head but I just don't do them.
So, with that, I present to you, chocolate protein muffins. I wanted them to be cupcakes but I am going to have to classify them as muffins based on the texture that turned out. I'm going to try this similar recipe with some different flavors to bring you guys some cupcakes.
Am I the only one that makes a complete disaster in the kitchen? That was today! My kitchen is too small. I can't wait to have a home and a bigger kitchen to be honest but for now, I'll make a mess. Honestly these ingredients, if you are going to make healthy recipes should just be in your kitchen at all times. They are staples and normally used interchangeably in different ways and different flavors to make different protein-ish things.
3 tablespoons chocolate whey of choice
5 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoons) coconut flour
1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon baking stevia
1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional yet not so optional: I would add 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil which will add ~1g of fat per cupcake but I think it will taste better and moist)
Here's a tip when making cakes. You need something with fat in it or it's not going to be very moist. I tried to just use one whole egg to get that fat, but I think a little coconut oil would have done some good to add some moisture. Sometimes greek yogurt can help, but not always.
Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients (I didn't use a electronic mixer as it's a small amount and can slowly be worked all together).
Spray mini cupcake baking pan
Add 1 tablespoon mix to make 12 muffins
Bake for 10 minutes
The protein icing is super easy and I'll be using this for different recipes in the future!
PROTEIN CHOCOLATE ICING:
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup chocolate whey of choice
1/2 tablespoon stevia
If you add these two together, your macros would be 32 calories // 1 g fat // 3g carb // 3g protein. They are like hilariously low calorie. Like I'm gonna go eat the entire 12 now. Haha!
With love and yummy muffins,