Chocolate Chunk Banana Protein Muffies

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. In a bowl, mash your banana. Add the eggs, coconut oil and vanilla and whisk.
  3. In a separate, larger bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips).
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks. 
  5. 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