Blueberry Protein Muffins – the Perfect Protein Muffin Recipe!
The perfect protein muffin recipe! These Blueberry Protein Muffins are a fantastic make-ahead breakfast option for busy mornings when you want a healthy breakfast. No flour, no refined sugar and no oil!
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The Easiest Blueberry Protein Muffins!
One of the many ways that I get ready for a new week is to meal prep. These Blueberry Protein Muffins are one of my favorite make-ahead breakfast options for busy mornings. Made with protein powder, milk, Greek yogurt and egg whites, this delicious protein muffin recipe will be your new go-to meal prep option for breakfast and snacks!
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As I’ve written many times before, my weight has been a nearly constant struggle in my life. I am now in a really good place not only with my weight, but with my self-perception, body image and overall happiness. It was not always like this, for many years I was very overweight, had a really unhealthy view of myself and struggled with digging myself out of a hole of my own making.
I eventually realized that if I wanted to be happier, more confident in my own skin, and a healthier person, I would need to take off nearly 100 pounds. I did it, but it was one of the most difficult things I ever had to face, and it took years.
Two of the biggest factors in me losing weight was 1) recording/tracking what I ate to keep myself accountable of what was going into my body, and 2) meal prepping. Meal prepping is essentially preparing healthy foods in advance that are pre-portioned and ready to eat. I will prepare snacks, breakfast and especially lunches that I can go to when I need them.
This has become the best, most reliable way for me to make healthy choices for myself. Having the healthy choice already made for myself in advance is the best way to set myself up for success in healthy eating. Check out my page for my Tools for Healthy Living and Weight Loss for more of my go-to meal prep tools and resources. I also have a page with all of my favorite and Best Meal Prep Containers.
My newest make-ahead breakfast option are these delicious Blueberry Protein Muffins. They contain 12 g of protein per muffin, and are a great post-workout snack. I love grabbing one of these muffins on my way out the door as I know I’m making a great healthy choice to get my day off to a great start.
Here’s how to make my Blueberry Protein Muffins:
Step 1 Mix together dry ingredients with wet ingredients
(Before you do that, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.)
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; oatmeal, protein powder, stevia, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients; milk, yogurt, egg whites and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just combined. Then, fold in the blueberries and almonds.
To make these a great protein muffin recipe, note that these muffins not only contain protein powder, but also include Greek yogurt, milk and egg whites. I prefer to use regular dairy milk (as it contains the most protein per serving) but you can also use almond, oat, soy, coconut or any other milk you prefer.
Note: if you would prefer another type of sweetener instead of stevia I would recommend honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. All of these are great, but keep in mind they will increase the calorie content slightly.
Step 2: Spoon the batter into a prepared pan
Next, spoon in the batter to each cup. Each muffin cup will be nearly full. Top with additional almond slices and blueberries if you prefer.
Step 3 Bake to a Golden Brown
Much like other muffins, these blueberry protein muffins come out of the oven beautifully golden brown. Topped with slivered almonds and a sprinkle of oats, these protein muffins are not only a healthy way to start your day, but absolutely delicious!
Step 4: Enjoy right away or freeze for later
One of the many great things I love about this protein muffin recipe is that they make fantastic quick-breakfast options for busy mornings. I will often prep a batch of these blueberry protein muffins on a Sunday afternoon. Once they’re cool, I will individually wrap and freeze. The night before I will take out a muffin for myself for breakfast the next day. They’re great to grab on the way out the door in the morning or to pack in your lunch bag as a mid-morning or afternoon snack.
I will do the same thing with my Healthy Pumpkin Bread and my Baked Blueberry Oatmeal. I’ll bake and cool, then cut into individual slices. Then, wrap in press-and-seal wrap, and freeze. The perfect morning treat or afternoon snack!
Wondering how to meal prep breakfast?
Meal prepping breakfast, meaning making yourself healthy breakfast options in advance for busy mornings, is a great way to make healthy choices. I’ve put together a post on Breakfast Meal Prep and I’ve included all of my healthy breakfast recipes, as well as tips, tools and ideas for making meal prep easy.
If you loved this delicious protein muffin recipe, then be sure to check out some of my other similar healthy breakfast recipes:
Here’s the recipe for my delicious, healthy Blueberry Protein Muffins:
- 2 c. old fashioned oats
- 4 scoops, vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp. powdered stevia in the raw
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 c. milk
- 3/4 c. plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 c. sliced or slivered almonds, plus more for topping
- Preheat oven to have 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray or line a cupcake pan with silicone baking cups or paper liners. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: oats, protein powder, stevia, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients; milk, yogurt, egg whites and vanilla extract. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Fold in the blueberries and almonds.
- Spoon in the batter to the prepared muffin pan. Each muffin cup will be nearly full. Optional: top each muffin with additional almonds.
- Bake the muffins for 28-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Muffins will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy right away or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze to enjoy later.
Choose a protein powder that you prefer and what best fits your dietary needs. On average 1 scoop is equal to 26 grams.
Nutrition (I used MyFitnessPal recipe calculator):
168 calories | 19 total carbs | 5g fat | 12g protein | 3 g sugar
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1836Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 2214mgCarbohydrates: 176gSugar: 48gProtein: 161g