The snacking has been non-stop over here lately. That breast-feeding hunger is no joke; not to mention sitting down and eating a “real” meal has been quite the task with a busy toddler and needy infant. Therefore, grab’n go snacks like these Paleo Protein Banana Muffins have been a life saver!
My banana muffin recipe is low in calories and perfect for a quick, healthy snack. Furthermore, these muffins are free of gluten, grains, dairy and soy and only sweetened with bananas.
Meal Prepping Easy Paleo Snacks
One thing I have started doing to make my life easier is meal prep. It’s definitely not a new concept, and I’ve prepped in the past, but it isn’t something I enjoy. These days, meal prepping has just become a necessity.
Normally, I prefer to cook fresh food, whatever I’m in the mood for at the time. Then, I creatively arrange it on my plate, snap a pic for Instagram and sit at the table to eat at a reasonable pace.
But that’s not life right now. Instead, on the weekends (when my husband is home to help) I’m roasting trays of veggies, grilling up meat for a few days and baking items that can be easily stashed in the freezer. Items like these Paleo friendly Protein Banana Muffins. (Also a big fan of low sugar Paleo protein bars and simple energy bites.)
These protein muffins are made with simple, healthy ingredients. They are:
- gluten free
- grain free
- dairy free
- whey free
- only sweetened with bananas
- high in protein
Ingredients in Protein Banana Muffins
My Paleo protein muffin recipe contains four main ingredients: banana, egg, protein powder and Paleo baking mix.
For this recipe, I used an extra large, ripe banana. Ripe, meaning yellow with many brown speckles. Any ripeness will work.
Eggs are necessary in this recipe. For a high protein, lower calorie recipe, I used both whole eggs and egg whites. This recipe has not been tested with any other combination.
I recommend Nuzest protein for this recipe. It is a healthy, gut-friendly pea protein. I use it all the time in my baking. In addition, this protein powder contains 9 essential amino acids, and delivers 20 grams of protein per serving.
Paleo Baking Mix
THIS Paleo baking mix is the best one I’ve found to date. It is an all-around, easy to use grain free flour. It is sold in many grocery stores and sold on Amazon.
How To Make Protein Banana Muffins
These protein muffins are made in one bowl and baked in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, in a large mixing bowl, mash banana. Add in the remaining wet ingredients. This includes: eggs, egg whites, almond milk and vanilla.
Next, add in the dry ingredients. This includes: protein powder, Paleo baking mix, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Pour the batter into a lined muffin pan. I like using silicone muffin liners.
Lastly, bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until done. Let them cool to room temperature on a wire cooling rack.
These muffins are best stored in the fridge, but can be stored in the freezer as well.
More Paleo Protein Muffin Recipes
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These Paleo protein muffins are sweetened with banana, perfect for meal prep and a satisfying between-meal snack.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel banana and mash in a large mixing bowl.
- Add in all wet ingredients.
- Add in all dry ingredients, mix well.
- Pour batter into a lined muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.
*May substitute Paleo Baking Mix with: 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (50g) + 4 Tbsp tapioca flour (28g) + 2 Tbsp coconut Flour (16g)
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