Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Protein Banana Muffins

New year, new recipe! I am absolutely loving the Champion Nutrition Pure Whey protein powder in Banana Scream. Soooo good!! As part of my weekly food prep, I decided to forego my usual oatmeal for some protein muffins... had some leftover bananas, and of course, the protein powder... the result? Serious yumminess!  For the frosting, I used low-fat cream cheese, but if your diet doesn't permit it, you can substitute one of my other frosting (see below).


Banana Protein Muffins
By: Chelle Stafford
makes 6 frosted muffins (store in refrigerator in airtight container)


Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup QUICK OATS, DRY 
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour 
  • 2 tbsp FLAX SEED, GROUND
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt 
  • 1 tsp BAKING POWDER
  • 2 large EGG WHITE
  • 1 tbsp APPLESAUCE, UNSWEETENED
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, Vanilla 
  • 1 tsp VANILLA EXTRACT 
  • 2 scoop Pure Whey Protein Powder, Banana Scream
  • 1 small very ripe banana, mashed


FROSTING:
  • 4 oz CREAM CHEESE, LOWFAT
  • 2 scoop Pure Whey Protein Powder, Banana Scream


Directions:
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients. 
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients, then blend together with the dry. 
  3. When nearly blended, add the cup of banana and mix together.
  4. Spray a muffin tin with clean oil (I use coconut). 
  5. Divide the batter into 6 muffin cups. 
  6. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. (I start at 10 and check them every 3 minutes until they're just starting to go gold/brown on top - don't over-bake these! You'll end up with a dry nasty rock.) Remove from oven when a knife inserted comes out clean (even if they don't look done). 
  7. Set on cooling rack.
  8. In a small bowl, mix 1 scoop Banana Scream protein powder with 4 oz Neufachtel cream cheese (lowfat). Continue mixing until smooth. 
  9.  Divide icing among the six cooled muffins.
nutrition information per muffin (with frosting):
182 calories, 16g protein, 14g carbs, 7g fat.


TIPS: Frosting alternatives...


Banana-Doodle Frosting3 scoops vanilla protein powder (*my protein powder's scoop = 1/3 cup)
2 packets Stevia
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter (unsalted), softened
¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Stir together until mixture resembles frosting. Spread over the six muffins


Protein Muffin Frosting
In a small bowl, mix : 2 Tbsp vanilla unsweetened almond milk with 1/2 tsp vanilla.Slowly add liquid to 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, stirring constantly. When all liquid is incorporated, you can add a few drops of coconut oil to "smooth" out the icing. Divide icing among the six cooled muffins.



2 comments:

  1. Hi Chelle, I noticed that you use protein powder in a lot of things. I live in Canada and I am having trouble finding a "clean" version. I still feel a little uncomfortable using it at all because so many I have seen do not seem clean. Could you shed some light on this topic? Maybe a list of some good ones that might be available here? I would sooo appreciate it! By the way - thanks for being such an inspiration!

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    1. Woops! Just saw this! Sorry for the delay! Finding protein powders that fit the "clean" bill is difficult, no matter where you live. There are several that are clean, but they taste like... well, you know. I've found that the best tasting powders out there (and mostly clean) belong to Champion Nutrition and Beverly International. I know both can be ordered online, but can't suggest a local resource for you. Sorry :-(

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