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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Blueberry Maple Protein Muffins



I love muffins, they are the perfect snack; especially with my cup of tea! I haven't eaten muffins in a long time because it is very difficult to make muffins that hold together well without eggs. However, I have since reintroduced eggs into my diet and can now enjoy some muffin snacks again. As for the protein powder, I never actually eliminated hemp from my diet while doing AIP and didn't have any problems with it. Hemp protein is the only type of protein powder that seems to work for me (whey, brown rice, and pea proteins make me feel not so great), but if there is a different type of protein powder that works better for you, feel free to substitute it for the hemp protein (just make sure its unflavored). I was happy with how well these muffins held together, and they taste great with coconut oil (or butter) spread on top!



Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: approx. 8 muffins


Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unflavored hemp protein powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup hemp milk or water
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries


Preheat oven to 375F. Peel banana, place in bowl, and mash as thoroughly as possible. Add eggs, hemp milk or water, maple syrup, and vanilla to bowl and mix. Next add hemp protein, coconut flour, and baking soda and combine thoroughly. Lastly, add blueberries and stir until incorporated into batter. Grease or place parchment muffin papers into muffin tins. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full of batter; any empty muffin tins can be filled with water to ensure even baking (just remember to be careful when taking them out of the oven so you don't splash yourself with hot water). Place muffins in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until they look done; turn tins around after 15 minutes for even baking. After removing the tins from the oven, you can remove muffins from tins fairly quickly and set on a plate or a cooling rack to cool.



Enjoy your snack!






     


2 comments:

  1. These look great! But a little dense? I am really tempted to just go make these now!

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    1. Yeah they are pretty dense, I would say they are more of a hiking or post work out snack :)

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