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

Going Coco Over These Berry Best Muffins

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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.

Directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a muffin pan with liners (because I’m lazy and hate cleaning muffin pans).
  2. In a medium bowl, mash banana. Whisk in egg, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until a smooth batter forms.
  3. 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.
  4. Once dry ingredients are fully incorporated, fold in strawberries and raspberries.
  5. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins so the tin is 3/4 full. Garnish each with extra coconut flakes (optional).
  6. Bake 18-22 min. Muffins should be firm and a toothpick will come out clean when done. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Have 1-2 as a snack or 2-3 for breakfast.
  8. Enjoy!

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.

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