These Vegan Protein Muffins (a.k.a blender muffins) are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! All you’ll need is some common ingredients, a blender, muffin tin and your oven. (gluten-free & oil-free)
Now that my son is on summer break, it’s time to adjust my schedule, and create a balance between work and activities for him. He’s not one for sitting still too long, so I try to get him out of the house often, so he doesn’t go bonkers. This helps keep me sane, too. I can’t say I’m very organized with activity scheduling, but I definitely have it down in the grab-and-go snack department. We are usually running out the door last-minute, and portable snacks always make life easier. These Vegan Protein Muffins fit into our summertime madness very well.
Not sure what it is about summer, but my little one sure likes to eat, and he’s a total snack monster. He could seriously eat all day long. I don’t mind giving him extra snacks, because it makes him happy. I just make sure the snacks are nutritious, he’s active and he eats his regular meals.
Taste testing day
I couldn’t wait to try Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder Nutritional Booster. I already use a ton of their pantry items, and I’ve bought them for many years. Their products are high-quality, and I’ve never had any issues. I was excited to try out their protein powder, because I still haven’t found one that I liked. A lot of powders have a chalky texture, and sometimes a weird flavor. Plus, a lot of them have stevia in them, and I’m not a fan of the aftertaste. I was happy to see that the Bob’s Red Mill version is sweetened with Monk Fruit. Yay!
Bob’s Red Mill was so kind to send out a package containing three different flavors of protein powder: Vanilla, Chocolate and Chai. My biggest dilemma was which to try first. I had a bunch of baked recipes in mind to make, but I wanted to give these powders the smoothie test first. I had my mini taste tester on the job too.
I opened the Chai flavor first and it smelled heavenly. I couldn’t put it down, so it was first in line. I blended 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 of a frozen banana, a few ice cubes and the chai powder. I wanted to keep it simple, so I could really taste the product. Well, my mind was blown! The smoothie was so creamy without a hint of chalkiness. The Chai flavor was on point and there wasn’t an aftertaste. I made the Chocolate and Vanilla smoothies the same way, and I was equally as impressed. The texture is smooth and blends perfectly. I really like the subtle sweetness of the Monk Fruit, too.
My son tasted all three flavors, and decided that chocolate was his favorite. I was totally sold at this point, because my kiddo doesn’t usually like protein powder. Now I can make his favorite Vegan Chunky Monkey Smoothie Bowl with a dose of extra protein and fiber.
Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters – plant-based protein at its finest
– 20g plant-based protein per serving
– Made with pea protein
– Fiber-rich prebiotics from chicory root
– Gut-healthy probiotics
– Omega-3 fatty acids
– Soy free
– Sweetened with monk fruit
– No artificial colors or flavors
Vegan Protein Muffins (a.k.a blender muffins)
I love making muffins for my family, especially healthy ones. They are a cinch to make and will keep us fueled until our next meal. They help avoid bad hunger choices too. I’m also a big fan of quick clean up, and these muffins are perfect for that. The ingredients get tossed into a blender, and poured straight into a muffin tin. No bowl…no whisk…no mess. Just bake and enjoy!
The ingredients are simple, and you probably have most of them in your kitchen already. You’ll need rolled oats, non-dairy yogurt, ripe bananas, ground flax, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, your favorite toppings and Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder Nutritional Booster (*coupon below). Not only are these muffins nutritious and delicious, they’re gluten-free, oil-free and of course, vegan!
So, if you’ve never had blender muffins, you might want to give them a shot. They are slightly more dense, than your average bakery muffin, but completely moist and delicious. I’ve made blender muffins many times before, but this was the fist time I tried them with protein powder. I was worried they might be a little dry, but they came out perfect. I just added a bit more dairy-free yogurt than usual. I used Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder for this recipe, but their other flavors will work perfect too. I’m thinking of making Chai Pumpkin muffins next.
Add Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Booster to:
– Snack Bars
– Energy Bites
– Chia Pudding
– Hot chocolate
– And many more!
So, if you’d like to add some extra protein and nutrition into your life, you might want to pick up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Booster. I’m completely satisfied with this product, and I highly recommend it. I love all the flavors, but If I could only choose one, I’d choose the vanilla, because I’d use it the most. However, my son loved the chocolate, so maybe I’d have to go with that. To get you started here’s $3.00 off your next purchase.
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These Vegan Protein muffins are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! All you'll need is some common ingredients, a blender, muffin tin and your oven. (gluten-free & oil-free)
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsps ground flaxseed + 5 Tbsps water)
- 1 1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt , unsweetened ( I used soy)
- 2 medium bananas , very ripe
- 2 cups GF rolled oats
- 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Protein Powder Nutritional Booster , vanilla flavor
- 1/4 cup maple syrup , pure
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Your favorite toppings , see note for ideas
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease each slot of a standard muffin tin. Use paper liners to keep the recipe oil-free. *See note
Prepare flax eggs in a small bowl, by mixing together the ground flax & water. Set aside about 10 minutes. It will thicken up and become gel-like.
When the flax eggs are ready, add all the ingredients (except the toppings) into a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Scrape down sides as needed.
Pour mixture into each slot about 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle each one with your favorite toppings (*Don't press the toppings into the batter. I feel like it yields a flatter muffin this way). Bake for 15-18 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Insert a toothpick in the middle of a muffin or two. If it comes out mostly clean, they are done.
Let muffins cool for 10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to a cooling rack, then cool for another 10-15 minutes. The muffins might flatten out a little bit...it's normal. *To avoid the liner sticking to the muffin, let them completely cool before enjoying. If not using liners, gently pop out each muffin with a butter knife.
* Topping Ideas: Berries, granola, vegan chocolate chips, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruit, rolled oats, crushed cookies.
* This recipe makes about 10-11 muffins, depending how much you fill the slots. If you've greased a slot that won't be used, just add a small amount of water to it, or wipe out the oil to prevent smoking.
* Some muffin liners have a tendency to stick. If you aren't sure about them, just lightly grease the inside to prevent an unhappy muffin experience.
* Make sure your baking powder and baking soda are not expired. Fresh baking agents are important for a successful baking experience.
* If you don't have ground flaxseed, you can use chia seeds instead. The measurements and method are the same as the flax, except the chia seeds can be used whole. If you only have whole flaxseed, you can grind it in a coffee grinder.
* My favorite topping for this recipe was the granola. For some reason it yielded a puffier muffin top. I used two different brands and it had the same results. All the toppings were equally delicious though... the granola just looked the fanciest.