Being a nutritionist does not exempt me from having cravings for sweet, chocolatey, tasty delights, especially after a workout. I always make a variety of mini muffins using clean, whole ingredients like local raw honey, Greek yogurt, and organic omega-3 eggs. I keep them in an airtight container for a few days and eat them as pre or post workout snack.
Oatmeal is a great wheat flour substitute as it does not spike blood insulin level as much as regular, refined white flour and it has a good amount of fiber. I also prefer to use a hypoallergenic, plant-based, soy-free protein powder, as I aim to use pure, hypoallergenic ingredients. Each mini muffin has about 13 grams of protein, which isn’t bad for a snack! Since they are best served warm, if I’m reheating a batch I’ve made earlier, I’ll warm them in the oven and sometimes drizzle creamy almond butter on top to make them extra delicious.
P13 g of protein, 31 g of carbohydrates and 11 g of fat.
- 2 tbsp organic Cacao powder
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 eggs, large
- 3 cups rolled oats, gluten-free (pulsed lightly in the food processor)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup crunchy almond butter (natural or) creamy
- 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/3 cup organic semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can use Stevia sweetened)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used Thorne Research, VegaLite, Chocolate)
- 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350 F, spray 12-cup muffin pan.
- In a large bowl combine oats, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl combine almond butter, honey and oil until well combined. Add in Greek yogurt and eggs, stirring gently until combined. Add in milk, stir again until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, gently combine, and fold in mini chocolate chips. Expect the batter to be thick.
- Distribute batter into the little greased muffin cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until middle is cooked taste with a toothpick. Allow muffins to cool in pan before transferring to wire rack or serving them warm.