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: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, version #6

Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, version #6

Not having baked anything in a while, I figured our first 80ºF+ day of the year was the perfect day to whip up a batch of muffins. I assure you, there is some logic in that sentence. Hot, humid weather gives me migraines. The kind of migraines that make me useless for desk work or going for a walk, even … Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip muffins (no sugar, high protein)

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip muffins (no sugar, high protein)

If a little peanut butter is good, a lot is even better, right? Well, maybe. These muffins taste amazing if you’re a peanut butter lover, but they’re denser and moister than what I usually prefer. Next time, I’ll probably cut the peanut butter to 3/4 cups and add another egg. Supplies measuring cups and spoons 1 mixing bowl blender muffin … 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: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

These were really good. I ate the whole dozen of them in four days. Supplies measuring cups and spoons 1 mixing bowl blender muffin tin with 12 2½-inch cups cooling rack Ingredients 1½ cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup natural unsweetened peanut butter, chilled ¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder (or use flour) ½ … 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

Recipes: High Protein Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipes: High Protein Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Even if you’re not pulling 300-pound weights on a regular basis, you might be looking for easy ways to get more protein in your diet. Since I’m always looking up ways to use up the protein powder in my pantry, I’m here to help. This recipe uses protein powder, eggs, and whole grains to boost the protein content. I was pleased … Read more