Looking for recipes that check the box for your wellness goals, while also satisfying picky eaters in your home? I’ve got a favorite one for you… delicious, moist blueberry protein muffins that are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients. In a sense, the muffin is the Trojan horse for healthy ingredients; for your kids… yet, also for you.
Foundation of a Healthy Muffin
Your choice of flour is a great way to ensure that you’re building a healthier muffin. I call these ‘Blueberry Protein Muffins’ because they contain almond flour and protein powder.
I’ll often call the flour source my ‘foundation’ of a baking recipe. This recipe uses two cups of foundational dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour, and protein powder. You can try your own blend of foundational ingredients based on your needs. It can be 100% oat flour or whole wheat flour. Or, any blend that you like. I choose oat, almond, and protein powder because I like the comforting effects of oats, with the protein from the other ingredients.
Blueberry Protein Muffin Flavor Tweaks
Blueberries, chia and flax are the healthy heros that I choose to put in these muffins. Yet, you can get creative with your own ideas. Raspberries and dark chocolate would be delicious. Dark chocolate, dried cherries and walnuts is also yum.Basically, as long as you keep the ratios similar, you can swap-out whatever sounds best to you. If you or your kiddos have a particular favorite, it’s a great way to lure picky eaters into trying a new recipe.
Simplify the Baking Process
I’ll have to admit that I’m not traditionally a big baker. I LOVE cooking, but the precise measurement requirements in baking have always kept me at bay. Now, if I find a recipe I like, I’ll batch-prepare a bunch of dry ingredients of these blueberry protein muffins (or, really any baking recipe) into mason jars.
Each jar includes the dry ingredients for one batch. Then, when you’re ready to bake, simply mix-up the wet ingredients and incorporate it into a bowl with the dry stuff from the mason jar. Somehow, that just makes the whole process a bit more approachable, which is a good thing!
I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do. I would love to hear from you if you try them out. Feel free to comment here, or tag me on Instagram (@nichole_banducci).xoxoPrint
- Oat Flour: You can make your own by putting dry, raw oats into a blender. I like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free.
- Protein Powder: Please feel free to substitute your favorite powder. This recipe uses about 64 grams of powder. IsaPro is by Isagenix.
- Almond Flour: If you choose, you can easily increase almond flour to 1 cup and remove the protein powder.
- Chia Seeds: Provides added protein, fiber and healthy omegas.
- Ground Flax Seeds: Provides fiber and healthy omegas.