Healthy Chocolate Protein Muffins


– 1 c. whole wheat flour – 1/2 c. chocolate protein powder – 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder – 2 tsp. baking powder – 1/2 tsp. baking soda – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt – 1/2 c. unflavored coconut oil, like Carrington Farms – 1/3 c. granular monk fruit sweetener, like Lakanto or Whole Earth – 2 eggs – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 3/4 c. no sugar added, dark chocolate baking chips, like Lily's


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cupcake pan or muffin tin with paper liners or silicone baking cups. Set pan aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

In large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients; yogurt, eggs, oil, granular sweetener and vanilla.

Step 4

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with a rubber scraper. The batter will become very thick, almost like brownie batter. Do your best to not overmix. Once ingredients are combined, fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 5

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling each muffin cup full.

Step 6

Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for approximately 18 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean and crumb-free, the muffins are done.

Step 7

Remove muffins from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before enjoying.