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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

My friends over at Gaspari Nutrition recently were kind enough to send my some of their MyoFusion Elite Protein Powder.  Not just any protein powder, but PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH y'all!  I couldn't WAIT to try it.  I immediately made a post workout smoothie with this stuff as soon as I got it.  I mixed a scoop of the 25g protein powder with a cup of unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 of a frozen banana with a few ice cubes.  I blended it all together and it was incredibly delicious.  Very much a sweet post workout treat.  I knew right then and there I just had to bake with it.  And today, that is exactly what I did.  I decided to use it in an existing muffin recipe to kick it up a notch.  So I took my favorite Healthier Dark Chocolate Muffin recipe and added a scoop of the protein powder to it before baking.  The result was so much better than my original recipe that I had to blog about it.....immediately!  Sadly, they are all gone because my kids had some friends over today and they enjoyed them to the end.  Must.make.more.tomorrow.

So here is the recipe for your baking pleasure:

1 3/4 cup oats
3 egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened cacao
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 TBSP. ground flax seed
3/4 cup honey
1 scoop MyoFusion Elite Peanut Butter Cookie Dough protein powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a regular sized muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
In a food processor, mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips.  Blend until the oats are ground and the mixture is smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill the muffin tins with the mixture and bake for about 12-15 minutes.  Just start watching them closely at minute 12.  If you burn your muffins, you will be sad.  Let the muffins cool for a few minutes before taking them out of the pan.  Then eat them.


  1. I didn't know peanut butter cookie dough protein powder existed, but am definitely going to buy some now so I can try this recipe. Love your blog!

  2. Hi, this recipe looks delicious... but I have a question , what is cream of tartar ? is it like baking powder and could it be replaces by it ?

    1. Cream of tartar helps leven. Go here to see description and what to sub with

  3. Do you have the macro count for these?

  4. Would this work with chocolate powder & peanut butter or pb2?? If so, how much would you use?

  5. I never had this kind of muffin before..but pictures & recipe is looking good..i'll going to make this in weekends!

  6. This looks so good, except I don't do grains. Any idea what I should substitute for the oats, and how much? Coconut flour? Almond flour?

  7. Can oat flour substitute for the oats since they have to be ground in a processor, which I don't have, anyway? Thanks!

  8. I know this is an older post but I just found it and wanted to know what the calorie content per muffin would be.