When I can remember, I like to throw in a scoop or five of protein powder into my baked goods. If I'm going to indulge in something sweet and delicious, why not be a badass mofo and build some muscle while you do it. Well...I'm not exactly sure that's how it works...I wish that after I ate one I'd magically develop an eight pack and have the capacity to perform 200 pull ups but then again I also wish that Justin Bieber would cease to exist, and that just doesn't seem to be the case. But I enjoy the flavor and it's nice to know that I can incentivize my indulgences a bit more knowing I'm adding some extra protein to my day.
Sidebar - if you've never heard of or tried SFH products, you're really missing out. SFH Fuel is my go to for anytime of the day (and is the star in these protein-packed muffies) and has a delicious vanilla-y coconut flavor that rocks.
Let's talk about the word "muffie." I hate it. It's stupid. It's like when people combine the names of two people in a relationship...like "Brangelina". Unfortunately, making hybrid names such as "muffie" and "Brangelina" is simply the best way to describe something. And the quickest. Sometimes I say "obvy" in lieu of "obviously" out of pure laziness because it takes less time to leave my mouth. More often than not, I hate myself immediately after I say it. It tastes like word vomit and I think I'm better than that (but clearly I'm not as I continue to say things like "obvy" and "probs"...kill me).
This delightful "muffie" (choking back the word vomit), as it's name indicates, is not quite a cookie and not quite a muffin. Really, it's just muffin batter in the form of a cookie...I bet this recipe would work well if you baked it into muffin tins - but I'm too lazy to remake the batter and try it out at the moment. Maybe some other day.
Rock on you strong eight-pack ab having, 200 pull up performing beasts!
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 scoops protein powder (preferably SFH Fuel)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3-1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chunks (or dark chocolate chunks/chips of your choice)
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- In a bowl, mash your banana. Add the eggs, coconut oil and vanilla and whisk.
- In a separate, larger bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips).
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
- Pour cookie sized dollops onto a parchment lined baking sheet (the dough is too wet to form balls, so you'll have to spoon it out onto the sheet) and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges become slightly golden. Let cool for 5 minutes and dig in.
Servings: 12-15 muffies