Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

by Kristine on May 30, 2013

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Chocolate, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks

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Cherries and chocolate are a great combination, so I decided to put them in muffin. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add in some dried cherries for extra cherry flavor. When baked, they resemble a blueberry muffin, as they’re a similar color.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Makes 14 muffins

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups oat flour (or flour of choice)
2 x 30 gram scoops (1/2 cup) whey protein, vanilla (I used Whey Gourmet Naturelle Vanilla) *could also sub for extra flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
8 packets stevia (or sweetener of choice, use to taste)
3 egg whites (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp carton kind)
2 snack packs (2/3 cup) unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups frozen pitted cherries, chopped
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together everything from oat flour to stevia. Mix together until combined.  Add in egg whites, applesauce and stir. Lastly, add in cherries and chocolate chips and gently fold in. The batter may change color a bit from the cherries.

Spoon into a muffin tin. Bake for 12-14 minutes until just done. Don’t over-bake or they will get dry.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Nutrition (per muffin) Calories: 98   Fat: 2 g   Carbs: 15 g   Fiber: 2 g   Sugars: 5 g   Sodium: 58 mg   Protein: 6 g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Anna @ Your Healthy Place

    Mmm sounds amazing – and I LOVE your muffin holders!

  • Jaime

    Every time I’ve tried one of your muffins or breads that contains protein powder, the final result has an ammonia smell. They taste great, but the smell is horrible. I’ve tried several different types of protein powder. Any ideas what I’m doing wrong??

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Hmm, that’s weird. What brand of protein powder are you using? It may be from the artificial sweeteners if it has them. If you’re in the US, Jay Robb is a good brand, in Canada, Whey Gourmet Naturelle.

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