Kids' Protein Banana Muffins
These muffins are super fast, easy to make, and made with simple ingredients which is everything you need in a recipe when you have constantly hungry kids like I do. Plus, the bonus is that kids can help you make them: have them mash the bananas and help you stir everything together. These are fluffy and packed with protein yet have a fantastic melt-in-your-mouth texture.
To keep them gluten-free, use gluten-free oats in the recipe and to keep them vegan, use a flax or chia egg by mixing 1 TBSP flax or chia meal with 3 TBSP warm water and setting it aside to "gel" before using it in the recipe!
Protein Banana Muffins
2-1/2 bananas (about 1 cup), mashed
1 flax "egg" (for vegan option) or 1 egg
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 TBSP coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup oats, ground to a flour consistency or oat flour
1/2 cup vegan protein powder*
1-1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
sprinkle of sea salt
optional: 1/4 to 1/3 up nondairy chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin trap with liners. Spritz liners with nonstick spray or omit liners all together and oil the pan.
2. Mash the bananas until pretty smooth and add in the other wet ingredients.
3. Fold in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips in last.
4. Fill muffin cups almost to the top and back 18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
*I used this protein powder for the best consistency and flavor. I made it with plain hemp protein powder too but it wasn't as good!