Chocolate & Raspberry Protein Muffins

2015-01-09
Chocolate MuffinsChocolate Protein Muffins
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

When you get used to eating copious amounts of chocolate/chocolate every day over Christmas I for one cannot just go cold turkey… I have to be weaned off gradually and for me these delicious chocolate muffins really help (even though they actually contain no ‘chocolate’ per se!).

 

The texture of these protein muffins is light and they are so moist thanks to the yoghurt and apple sauce. They really do taste like ‘the real thing’ and help to satisfy those chocolate cravings!!

 

Protein helps us to feel fuller for longer and each delicious chocolate muffin provides 10g of protein (thanks to the Greek yoghurt and whey) in less than 130 calories. These muffins are a great pre or post workout snack to replenish energy and protein stores. For more information about protein powders check out [this blog post].

 

I used chocolate brownie protein powder from Protein Dynamix in this recipe (use the discount code NIC20 for 20% off - you may have to log in first to use the code!), but if you don’t have any whey protein they you can always try low calorie hot chocolate powder instead!

 

Do let me know if you make these muffins too!

 

Ingredients

  • 165g (1 cup) oat flour (ground oats)
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 90g (3 scoops) chocolate whey protein*
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 3 egg whites
  • 140g (heaped 1/2 cup) 0% greek yoghurt
  • 250g (1 cup) no added sugar apple sauce**
  • 40g (2 tbsp) runny honey
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • For toppings: Raspeberries

 

*I used Chocolate Brownie Whey Protein Powder from Protein Dynamix (use the discount code NIC20 for 20% off – you may have to log in first to use the code!). I use protein powder in some of my recipes to increase the satiating effect of them (leaving you feeling fuller for longer!). If you don’t have protein powder try low calorie hot chocolate powder instead!

**I buy my no added sugar fruit pots from the baby aisle! 250g is 2.5 x 100g pots.

 

 

Chocolate Muffins

 

 

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees C before combining the dry ingredients in a bowl: oat flour, cocoa, protein, baking powder and baking soda.

Step 2

Combine the wet ingredients into another bowl: egg whites, yoghurt, apple sauce, honey and banana.

Step 3

Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into greased muffin trays or into silicone muffin trays (oats have a tendency to stick!) - about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Add a raspberry on top (push it down slightly into the muffin mixture).

Step 5

Bake for 20 minutes and then allow to cool before enjoying immediately or storing in the fridge for later!

 

 

Chocolate Muffins

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Healthy Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Protein Chocolate Muffins

Protein Chocolate Muffin Loaf

Chocolate Protein Muffins

Chocolate protein muffins

Chocolate Protein Muffins

 

*This blog post contains an affiliate link. Protein Dynamix paid for the time it took me to develop this recipe. I do not promote products featured over others. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my views on protein powders.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    128 Kcal
  • Carbs

    20g
  • Protein

    10g
  • Fat

    2g

Recipe Comments

Comments (12)

  1. posted by Kara on January 10, 2015

    Hi Nic! I’ve just purchased the dynapro anytime vanilla ice cream flavour after watching your YouTube video and I must say it is the best protein powder I have EVER had !! :) Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve just ordered the chocolate brownie flavour but I accidentally ordered the dynapro lean instead of the dynapro anytime … Do you think I could still make the muffins with the dynapro lean powder ? x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 11, 2015

      YES of course! Aw I’m so happy you liked it!! Do send me a pic when you’re done!! xx

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  2. posted by Ellie on January 19, 2015

    Hi Nic, these look great! Can you freeze them? x

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  3. posted by Ruth on January 28, 2015

    Hi Nicola! What cocoa powder do you use or suggest?
    Thank you :) x

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  4. posted by Anne on January 22, 2016

    Can you confirm the nutritional value of the Raspberry and Chocolate High Protein Muffins. I made them today and they are delicious .

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 23, 2016

      The nutritional info is in the white and blue box at the top :)

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      • posted by Anne kenyon on January 24, 2016

        Thanks. I realize that but the protein number is under the fat heading and the carbs are under the protein heading so I was wondering

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        • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 25, 2016

          I’m so sorry I don’t know what went wrong there! Just corrected it, thanks for letting me know! x

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  5. posted by Ali Richards on February 3, 2016

    These look lush – do you know if you can substitute the honey for maybe xylitol or stevia to bring down the carbs slightly?

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 6, 2016

      Yes you could! Just add a little more liquid if the mix looks dry :) x

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