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Chunky Monkey Protein Muffins…or Pronuts


Hey Friends,

I love the chunky monkey combo. Nuts, banana and chocolate. What’s not to love?

I made this combo into a very successful peanut butter spread and now I have finally turned it into a muffin to enjoy every days for my afternoon snackage.

IMG_4329Weekend food preppin..

IMG_4337Aren’t those chunks of banana wonderful? I think so πŸ˜‰

This week I even made them into pronuts just because I felt like having a donut shaped snack again…

The only difference is that the baking time is reduced to about 13-14 minutes.

I hope you like’em πŸ™‚

IMG_4344Chunky Monkey Protein Muffins

Gluten-free (can also be made lactose free if using a lactose-free whey)

Makes 6

Per Muffin: 141 Calories 16g Carbs 5g Fat 10g Protein 2g Sugar (from fruit/vegetables only) 4g Fiber

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free oats (ground into a flour)
  • 1 scoop Diesel Chocolate Peanut Butter Whey (or I have used Vanilla Probiotic Whey. Chocolate would work well here too)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp Stevia Balance in Chocolate Royale (can sub with unsweetened cacao/cocoa powder + Stevia)
  • 20g of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 ounce of raw cacao nibs

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash puree (surprised to see this? Promise you won’t taste it and it makes for the most moist (sorry..) baked goods!)
  • 1/2 tsp banana extract
  • 2-3 tbsp water if the batter is too dry

Additional Add-In:

  • 50g diced banana

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all the dry and whisk to get out any lumps of coconut flour. In another bowl, combine all of the wet and whisk until smooth. Fold wet into dry and add more water if needed. Fold the banana chunks into your batter than pour into 6 sprayed muffin or donut tins. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until the top is firm but still has some bounce. ***Always remember that whey will dry out your baked goods if you over bake. It’s best to take them out a lil bit earlier an let them stay in the tin to set.***

Like I said earlier

20140306-142701.jpgThey make good donuts too. πŸ˜€



2 thoughts on “Chunky Monkey Protein Muffins…or Pronuts

  1. These looked so yummy I HAD to try them. Instead of the 1/4 cup butternut squash puree (I used organic butternut squash baby food), used a chocolate whey protein I had, and substituted the 1/2 tsp banana extract for 1 mashed banana (side note: where do you find all these extracts? I shop at Fortinos or Metro and can’t find them) & skipped the add-in banana. They were really good and cured my sweet tooth.

    I wanted to share, that I also think of you every time I debate putting on my workout clothes. I think “common, Lee, Chelsea doesn’t skip the gym and she is so healthy and thin and has no reason to workout for weight loss”. It helps.

    I’ve been following the suggestions you wrote in the post you work for me, used some of your recipes (mostly the ‘snack’ ones), and am happy to report I’ve lost 4 lbs. This may not seem like a lot in about a month, but that also accounts for all the days I binged or overate. For the first time, I was excited to weigh myself because I was doing well all week. You’re inspiring me to continue and reach a healthy BMI for the first time in 4 years!

    • Awesome! Good job on the adaptations! Yay for experimenting in the kitchen :-D. HAHAHA I buy a lot of my extracts online ( OR netrition) but I did find the banana one at fortinos surprisingly. I’m so glad you liked them!

      I really appreciate your comments you have no idea. Comments like this one just make me smile because I never thought that simply sharing my experiments in the kitchen and rambling on about the things that I do could help anyone. Thank you for being my inspiration! Keep doing what you are doing and congrats on the the weight loss! Never think “oh it’s not that much’ because it’s a step in your healthy journey. I’m so happy for you!

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