Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Chocolate Cherry MuffinsOf late, the wife and I have been experimenting pretty hard with all sorts of protein baking; just one of the many advantages of sharing a passion for health and clean eating.

Oftentimes, the choice of what to bake is dictated by what we have in the house, and this week, it was cherries.

The biggest challenge with any sort of protein baking is the process of substituting flour with protein; it’s seldom a simple per-volume swap, and of course, every single protein powder is a little different too. All in all, this makes for a lot of experimentation in the kitchen!

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Chocolate Almond Coconut “Cookie Dough”

Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookie DoughLooking for a quick and easy recipe for a healthy treat? Well here’s a super-simple “cookie dough” recipe that makes an awesome grab-n-go snack; and only four ingredients too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp   Coconut flour
  • 4 tbsp   Almond butter
  • ~3 scoops   Protein powder
  • 60 pieces   Chocolate chips (optional)
  • ~1/2 cup   Almond or regular milk
  • Truvia or Stevia if you want it a little sweeter

Any protein powder will do, and the exact amount will vary somewhat depending on the brand and type of protein. I used BioTrust Chocolate for mine, and three scoops was about 60g or so of protein. I also added some Guittard dark chocolate chips to mine, that’s where the extra sugar and a little saturated fat creeps in to the macros. I also used regular 2% milk.

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