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!
Chocolate & Raspberry Protein Muffins
- 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: Raspberries
- 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.
- Combine the wet ingredients into another bowl: egg whites, yoghurt, apple sauce, honey and banana.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.
- 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).
- Bake for 20 minutes and then allow to cool before enjoying immediately or storing in the fridge for later!
*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.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 20 g
Protein 10 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*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.