Thursday, July 23, 2015

Raspberry Protein Muffins

Protein muffins are my absolute favorite.  I love baked goods but many of them do not have enough protein to be counted as a full meal.  By adding protein powder you increase the amount of protein in the muffins.  These muffins are a delicious treat with yummy raspberries and white chocolate.  I ate these muffins for breakfast.  It is also a great way for a grab and go breakfast.  Make the muffins on Sunday and you will have breakfast for a few days.

Most individuals do not eat enough protein in the morning.  Many people pull a bowl of cereal or skip breakfast all together.  Protein at breakfast has shown many benefits including increased satiety so you do not splurge on extra calories later on in the day.  Individuals who ate protein during breakfast has shown to have a reduced waist circumference, blood pressure, and insulin compared to those who ate a high carb breakfast.  Aim to have 1/4-1/3 of your meal be from protein.  Some options include this great protein muffin or you can try eggs or smoothies.

Raspberry Protein Muffins
1 egg
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup of skim milk or milk substitute (I used almond milk, may need additional milk)
2 cup flour ( can use whole wheat or flour alternative)
1/2 cup sugar or Splenda
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup of raspberries
few scoops of protein powder (varies on brand, I used 6 scoops, see description below)

Preheat oven to 400
Prepare muffin pans by placing cupcake papers in muffin pan and spray with cooking spray.
In a bowl mix eggs, butter, and milk.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix.
Begin adding protein powder a scoop at a time.  The batter will thicken.  You can add some more milk to thin it out if you want to add additional protein powder.
Fold in raspberries and white chocolate chips.
Pour batter into the cups.
Bake for 15 min.

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing!! My kids would love these and I am always trying to get them more protein!