Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

I should start a new blog and call it 500 Ways to Make Banana Bread. Or heck, maybe that’ll be the title of my first cookbook. Because here I give you yet another banana bread/muffin recipe. I still have protein powder languishing in my pantry, so I used that, then continued with the protein theme by adding bean flour, eggs … Read more

Recipe: Mocha-Cream Muffins

Recipe: Mocha-Cream Muffins

I recently went to visit Mindy Celeste for the Christmas holidays. Before leaving, I threw my unused half-and-half into the freezer, since  it would have spoiled in the week I was gone. Alas, thawed half-and-half isn’t great in coffee. It tends to separate in the freezing process, so when you put it in your coffee you get a smattering of … Read more

Recipe: Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Muffins (High-Protein, Low Sugar)

Recipe: Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Muffins (High-Protein, Low Sugar)

It’s that pumpkin muffin time of year again! Since I’ve been experimenting with using protein powder in baking, I thought I’d try that with my pumpkin muffins. I loved how they turned out. One might expect the protein powder to give them a medicinal taste, but it doesn’t. They just taste like, well, lightly sweetened pumpkin muffins. Below I have … Read more

Dark Chocolate Apple Cider Muffins (Vegan, One-Bowl Recipe)

Dark Chocolate Apple Cider Muffins (Vegan, One-Bowl Recipe)

It’s cider season where I live. The half gallon sitting in my fridge prompted me to think of apple cider vinegar, which made me think of a chocolate vinegar cake I used to make all the time in high school. I pulled the long-neglected recipe card from my pre-internet recipe book and immediately decided not to follow it—well, not exactly. I used … Read more

Quick Snack: Cashews and Chocolate

It’s summer, and I don’t feel like baking. Also, I have a bar of fancy Scharffen Berger chocolate that doesn’t taste as good as I expected. (I can hardly taste the pistachios.) So instead of making chocolate chip muffins or granola bars, I make an easy snack: one ounce of salted cashews with a bit of chopped chocolate. It’s heavenly.

Recipe: Hazelnut-Cocoa Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I adapted this recipe from a more sugary one I found in Martha Stewart Living. Because these are low in sugar, they’re a bit more crumbly that the Martha Stewart version. (Sugar works as a glue.) But they’re still super tasty. If you’d like to up the cocoa/chocolate flavor, substitute chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips for some of the dried fruit. … Read more

Recipe: Chocolate Protein Muffins (Gluten-free, high protein)

Recipe: Chocolate Protein Muffins (Gluten-free, high protein)

I still have protein powder in my pantry, and no intention of ever drinking it. So I made more protein powder muffins this week, this time gluten-free. I used millet and buckwheat, the latter of which gives the muffins a hearty, whole-wheat-like flavor. I ground my own millet flour and left some of it coarse for texture. If you don’t … Read more

Recipe: Black Forest Muffins

Since the last muffins I made with whey protein powder turned out not only tolerable, but yummy, I thought I’d try baking with it again. This time I made fancy-schmancy chocolate muffins with  dried red plums soaked in black cherry booze. They were scrumptious! If you don’t have protein powder, replace the 1/2 cup in the recipe with 1/4 cup … Read more