Healthy eating doesn't have to mean avoiding baked goods forever. Over the years I've adapted a lot of my baking to be gluten-free by using nut-based flours, and trying to find creative ways of adding protein and using healthier fats (like coconut oil instead of vegetable oil).
These muffins in particular are my kid's favorites and they're made with a shake supplement designed specifically for kids. This supplement adds protein, omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals and probiotics to shakes, smoothies and even baked goods. Not too shabby for a chocolate muffin!
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Try out these simple muffins, I know your kids will love them!
Chocolate Protein Muffins
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp chocolate Kidzshake or your favorite chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 375*F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
2) In a large bowl mash the bananas. Then add the eggs, vanilla, vinegar, and peanut butter. Beat on low to mix well.
3) Add cocoa powder, protein powder and beat on low until incorporated.
4) Mix in the chocolate chips.
5) Using a cookie scoop, distribute batter into muffin tins equally (makes 12 muffins).
6) Bake for 15 minutes, until the center of the muffins are cooked through. Remove from the muffin tins and cool on a cooling rack.