Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegetarian

Not Gingerly Eating These Ginger Matcha Protein Muffins


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Add wet ingredients (bananas through milk) to same bowl with dry ingredients and mix well until batter forms.
  4. Fold in coconut flakes.
  5. Spoon bater into greased muffin tins. Dust with extra ground ginger (optional) and top with extra coconut flakes (optional).
  6. Bake for 20-25 min or until firm and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. Have 1-2 muffins depending if for breakfast or as a snack.
  9. Enjoy!

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 and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.




2 thoughts on “Not Gingerly Eating These Ginger Matcha Protein Muffins”

    1. I have yet to freeze these, so can’t vouch for them — I’ve been eating them too fast to have leftovers to freeze! If you try freezing, I’d love to know how they stand up. They do stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week!


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