Banana protein muffins

I have a biology exam on Friday. This is the second time I have attempted the subject because last time the exam was on I was in Europe and holidays aren’t a good enough reason for deferrals… It wasn’t a bad thing, I think having to go over everything a second time was helpful.

Anyway, procrastination is a wonderful thing. Procrastination lead to these muffins. Well procrastination and 3 overripe bananas on my kitchen bench. I had actually been wanting to make a muffin for a little while now so this presented the perfect opportunity.

I knew that I wanted to make these grain free and protein packed, so after a little perusal of standard banana muffin recipes to get the proportions I headed to the kitchen. And the result wasn’t too shabby at all. banana protein muffinsbanana protein muffins

Banana protein muffins

Ingredients
3/4 cup almond meal
3/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I use Sun Warrior)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts
Pinch of salt
125gr coconut oil, melted
1/2tsp vanilla
1/3-1/2 cup almond milk
3 eggs, lightly whisked
3 bananas, mashed
1 1/2tsp apple cider vinegar

Method
1. Combine your dry ingredients, except walnuts
2. Make a well and throw in all your wet ingredients- except apple cider vinegar- mix it all up
3. Add your banana and walnuts, don’t mix it too much you want some banana chunks in there
4. Mix in your apple cider vinegar last
5. Spoon into a lined muffin tray
6. Bake at 180*c for 20-25 minutes
7. Allow to cool and try not to eat them all at once

banana protein muffinsEnjoy!

Protein Pancake

Prior to discovering Tone It Up I never would have thought to substitute protein powder for anything. In my humble opinion it was nasty stuff that tasted like cardboard and was full of a whole heap of ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. No. Thank. You. But thanks to Tone It Up and their Perfect Fit protein my eyes have been opened. Unfortunately, shipping from the US makes Perfect Fit a little cost prohibitive, but I have found an equally good product in my local health food store- Sunwarrior. I’ve chosen the vanilla flavour but there is also chocolate or natural if you prefer.

IMG_1619Thanks to this discovery you could say I’ve changed my mind, especially after devouring this breakfast nearly everyday this week. I can now whip one of these babies up in about 15 minutes and it will keep me 100% satisfied for hours afterwards. I am a serious snacker so to be able to have only some green tea between breakfast and lunch is seriously amazing.

I enjoy mine with yoghurt and blueberries or yoghurt and raspberries…

IMG_1627Tomorrow I will go with strawberries. Whichever way I top them the plate inevitably turns out like this..

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Protein pancakes (adapted from Tone It Up)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1tbsp flaxmeal
1/2tbsp chia seeds
3tbsp coconut oil (soft or melted)
1/2 banana
1 egg

Combine all you dry ingredients. Add everything else and mix it up good. Heat your pan, oil it with whatever you like, don’t pour in your batter until it’s good and hot. Once your sizzling batter up. Let your pancake bubble away. If you flip it too early it’ll break, not a big deal you can always scramble it up, but if you want a proper pancake let it set around the edges. Now flip it. More sizzling, have a peak, once it’s golden you’re good to go. Top it with whatever you fancy and enjoy!