It’s the new year and many people have made resolutions to eat healthier. Have you? I started removing a lot of flour/sugar and processed foods from my diet last year. As a result I feel so much better, dropped 32 lbs and feel like my body operates more efficiently. This year my family and I started to do yoga and signed up for a 40 day revolution – mind/body/spirit transformation. Helping to mediate and clear your head. Create pause before reacting to something and the food portion for the first week was removing refined sugar and white flour from your diet. With that in mind, I created these muffins because after all… we still have to eat. These are so good and I added a new protein powder that a company asked me to review. You can add or not add the protein in this recipe – it’s up to you. Vegetarian.
Yields 12 mini muffins.
1 large ripe banana
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of vanilla protein powder (organic whey)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and spray your mini muffin pan with baking spray with flour. Set aside.
Into your stand mixer, paddle attached, cream the banana until super smooth. Then add the egg. Repeat. Add peanut butter and blend. Finally add the syrup, vanilla, protein powder, vanilla and salt. Blend until creamy. Spoon 3/4 of the way filled into each muffin well. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool and serve. Store in an airtight container.
This is not a paid food post but a review of a product sent to me. The Organi organic vanilla whey protein was very good. Added another great source of protein to the muffins with a slight vanilla flavor. I look forward to adding it to smoothies and other recipes. If you’re looking for this awesome protein powder you can find it here: http://www.organigrowth.com
— Knead to Cook