Last summer, Tone It Up’s Bikini Series introduced me to protein muffins: great as a breakfast, snack, or dessert. I think my favorites are snickerdoodle, almond peach and now these Red Berry Coconut Protein Muffins. They’re dense, bite-size snacks and perfect with your morning cup of coffee. Plus, these muffins are naturally sweetened with banana and maple syrup. While just a hint of coconut, I enjoy the raspberries and strawberries baked into each bite.
Ingredients (makes 13 muffins; serving of 1-3 muffins depending if snack or breakfast).
- 1 medium very ripe banana *
- 1 egg
- 1 c unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 T maple syrup
- 3/4 c plant-based coconut protein powder like Tone It Up
- 1/4 c coconut flour
- 1/2 c oats
- 1 t baking powder
- 2 T desiccated coconut
- 2 T coconut flakes + extra to top (optional)
- 3-4 medium ripe strawberries, finely chopped
- 1/4 c frozen raspberries
* If your banana isn’t ripe enough yet, try the caramelized banana trick to get it softer and bring out its natural sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a muffin pan with liners (because I’m lazy and hate cleaning muffin pans).
- In a medium bowl, mash banana. Whisk in egg, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until a smooth batter forms.
- In a small blender or food processor, grind oats into a flour. Transfer oat flour to the wet ingredients along with protein powder, coconut flour, coconut and baking powder. Mix well.
- Once dry ingredients are fully incorporated, fold in strawberries and raspberries.
- Spoon batter into lined muffin tins so the tin is 3/4 full. Garnish each with extra coconut flakes (optional).
- Bake 18-22 min. Muffins should be firm and a toothpick will come out clean when done. Cool on a wire rack.
- Have 1-2 as a snack or 2-3 for breakfast.
Inspired by my Piña Colada Protein Muffins (original inspiration from Tone It Up). Check out my other protein muffins here.
Nutrition for 1 muffin (1 out of 13).
76 calories • 2.3 g fat (27%) • 8.8 g carbs (46%) • 4.9 g protein (26%) • 1.9 g fiber • 2.9 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.