The muffins are back for meal prep Sunday! I tried another recipe from TIU. I liked the Piña Colada Protein Muffins so much that I decided to try a Snickerdoodle version, so here we are with Ginger Matcha Protein Muffins. (I foresee a twist with blueberry muffins in the near future, so you’ve been warned.) I have the Matcha Green Tea packets from Trader Joe‘s so I used those to cut down the “greenness” that matcha sometimes has. I also added some ginger and doubled the bananas to combat this, but the doubled banana made the muffins a bit flat and less likely to rise. I even had my mom taste test them when I went home to surprise my dad for his birthday! They’re yummy, not too sweet and a great pick-me-up.
Ingredients (makes 12 muffins with 1-2 muffin servings).
- 1/2 c almond flour
- 1 c plant-based vanilla protein powder of choice
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t ground ginger
- 2-3 packets Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea (or 1 t to 1½ t of matcha powder)
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/4 lemon, juiced
- 1 T agave
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk (or almond works too)
- 1/8 c (or 2 T) unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, add dry ingredients (flour through matcha) and whisk well.
- I started with 2 t matcha since it has a green taste. It blends well into the batter and you can always just add the full tablespoon instead.
- Add wet ingredients (bananas through milk) to same bowl with dry ingredients and mix well until batter forms.
- Fold in coconut flakes.
- Spoon bater into greased muffin tins. Dust with extra ground ginger (optional) and top with extra coconut flakes (optional).
- Bake for 20-25 min or until firm and toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Have 1-2 muffins depending if for breakfast or as a snack.
Adapted from Tone It Up‘s Matcha Muffins for their Bikini Series.
Please note: I am NOT endorsed by TIU nor have I received compensation for this post. I just really enjoy following their free weekly schedules and daily moves. If that’s something you’re interested in, I’d highly recommend checking out TIU for their workouts!
Nutrition for 1 muffin:
- 101 calories
- 3.7 g fat (26%)
- 14.6 g carbs (46%)
- 9.0 g protein (28%) *
- 2.5 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used (i.e. protein powder) and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to show how these muffins fare compared to non-protein ones.