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Banana chocolate chip protein muffins on a wooden cutting board with a gold vintage knife sitting nearby.

Banana Chocolate Protein Muffins

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Muffins, Snacks
  • Method: Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer
  • Cuisine: American


A high protein twist on everybody's favourite muffin. These banana chocolate protein muffins are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack. They're packed with protein, low in sugar, and come in at just 205 calories per muffin.   


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  • 3 x ripe bananas
  • 2 x eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4.5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Pascha 85% chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add wet ingredients to bowl and mix until combined. 
  3. Add dry ingredients to a second bowl and stir until combined. Set chocolate chips aside.
  4. Make a well in the dry mixing bowl, then pour the wet ingredients inside. Mix ingredients until just combined. 
  5. Once mixed, fold in chocolate chips. Keep 1/8 cup aside for topping. 
  6. Line a muffin pan with muffin tin liners (I like reusable silicon muffin cups).
  7. Use an ice cream scoop to fill each muffin cup 3/4 of the way. 
  8. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
  9. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a fork comes out clean. Note that almond flour burns easier than wheat flour, so be sure to keep an eye on the muffins in the remaining minutes. 
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before eating. 


  • Don't over mix when baking with almond flour or it will create a very dense texture. 
  • Use the brownest bananas you can: The more ripe a banana is, the sweeter it is. I know it's tough to wait, but I promise it will make your muffins better.
  • Let cool completely before serving. The cohesiveness of low-carb baked goods improves after being cooled. So, please resist digging into the muffins too soon or you'll end up with a pile of crumbs.

Keywords: Muffins, Snacks