These Healthy Banana Bread Protein Muffins are the perfect nutritious breakfast! Gluten/dairy free and packed with protein, they’re irresistibly delicious! This post was originally shared in August of 2016 but has been updated.
Oh healthy banana bread protein muffins, how I love you. This is one of the first healthy recipes I EVER came up with, and to this day – it’s one of my favorites. Who wouldn’t want to eat a gluten free, protein packed version of banana bread (in much cuter muffin form?!)
I’m SUPER excited to be sharing the recipe for these healthy banana bread protein muffins as part of the Muffin Week 2018 Collab with some of my other blogging friends. In case you didn’t see it in my Healthy Lemon Chia Seed Muffin Recipe, I’ve teamed up with some amazing blogging friends to share delicious muffin recipes with all of you! There’s everything from sweet (like these Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins) to savory (hello Turkey Broccoli Egg Frittata Muffins!). Check out all the recipes here.
Now, like I said before – this is one of the oldest recipes on my site. I published it back when we weren’t even The Clean Eating Couple… we were Clean Eating & Focused Training (whatever that meant, don’t ask me). I can actually remember what the photos originally looked like.. they were taken in a tupperware container, on the counter, in the kitchen of a house we rented one year. The muffins didn’t even look good but I wanted to share them with the world so I didn’t even care!
As some of you know, I started eating healthier when I was in college. I was lucky enough to live at home while at school, so I was able to prep + bring my meals to school with me (no nasty dining hall food, thank you very much). When I started eating less processed, and cutting sugar out of my diet I was on a quest to make all of my favorite things healthier, and so theses healthy banana bread protein muffins were born.
Banana bread has always been one of my favorite treats. My gram makes the best banana cake, and when I was able to recreate it in a healthier form, I was so excited. For some reason everything always tastes better in muffin form… so when I tried that out and added protein it was like I won the lotto (if lotto = really delicious, healthy baked goods). The muffins were so good that I made them every single Sunday for about a year straight in college. I would pack them up, go to the gym, workout- and then eat them with my coffee in my car before class.
Even though I’m not going back to school this year… with fall coming up it’s making me feel nostalgic and want these healthy banana bread protein muffins! I promise you’ll love them.
Things we used for this recipe:
Healthy Banana Bread Protein Muffins
These Healthy Banana Bread Protein Muffins are the perfect nutritious breakfast! Gluten/dairy free and packed with protein, they're irresistibly delicious!
- 1 cup mashed banana approx 2 large bananas
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted+ cooled
- 3/4 cup gluten free oat flour
- ¼ cup protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
- 2 tablespoons almond meal
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a lined or greased muffin tin.
In a bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Stir in egg, honey, and coconut oil until combined.
Add in remaining dry ingredients until batter has formed
Pour batter into cups, filling halfway. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.