Updated: Sep 16, 2019
My kids love these muffins (and so do I)! I love them not only because they taste good but because they are made with simple, real ingredients and they are high in protein and healthy fat which are essential for growing kids. These make a great snack (I usually split them in half) or an easy breakfast. The coolest part; the same recipe can make waffles and pancakes too!
Recipe: 8 Muffins
2 Large Bananas
1 Cup Peanut Butter (I use sun butter because it's allowed at school)
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Hemp Protein Powder (the protein power makes these muffins very dense. You can use less (down to 4 Tbls.) for a more airy muffin. *I have not tried other protein powders but feel free to experiment. Just stick with options that are made from real, whole foods ;)
1 Tbls. Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
* Optional Ingredients: add in Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Mini Chocolate Chips or chopped nut for some extra fun!
Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (when toothpick comes out clean).
Allow to cool and then serve. Store in the fridge or freeze. (My kids eat them frozen!)
Nutritional Facts: I calculated the grams of fat, protein and sugar for one muffin. The sugar content is a bit high, but since the muffins are high in fat and protein the sugar will be broken down more slowly in the body. You can reduce the sugar by adding less honey or substituting 1/2 cup of pumpkin for 1 banana.
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 10.8 g
Sugar: 12 g