5 Awesome Protein Muffin Recipe Ideas

Protein Muffin Recipe

Looking for a quick grab and go protein snack? Following on from our vegan protein muffins, these protein muffin recipe ideas are a must try. They are packed with muscle building protein while also being low carb.

Spinach Feta Muffins

Spinach Feta Muffins

Spinach Feta Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

High in protein and full of vegetables, these spinach feta muffins are also low carb but high in fiber thanks to being made from coconut flour.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a bow, whisk together the eggs, olive oil and almond milk. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and mix until no lumps remain.
  3. Stir in seasonings, zucchini, spinach and feta cheese. If batter is too stiff, add a splash of almond milk to thin.
  4. Fill each muffin cup ¾ way full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Breakfast Sausage Muffins

Breakfast Sausage Muffins

Breakfast Sausage Muffins

Makes 10 muffins

This sausage protein muffin recipe is a low carb, paleo-approved snack that will make your mouth water. Made from almond flour and stuffed with your favorite breakfast sausage, these muffins are also a great post-workout breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 breakfast sausage links, pre-cooked and chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flours, salt and baking soda. Add the eggs, ghee and almond milk. Whisk until no lumps remain. Stir in breakfast sausage.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin liners, filling 10 liners evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Black Bean Blender Muffins

Black Bean Blender Muffins

Black Bean Blender Muffins

Makes 12

These muffins may be made from black beans, but you’d never know it! With both plain Greek yogurt and black beans for protein, these muffins are also high in fiber as well as rich chocolate flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 1 [15 ounce can] black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with liners.
  2. Place all ingredients except for chocolate chips into a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling ¾ way full. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips, if desired.
  4. Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Oatmeal Protein Muffins

Oatmeal Protein Muffins

Oatmeal Protein Muffins

Makes 12

These muffins are completely customizable to you! Use them as a base and add your own flavorings and spices to create whatever high protein muffin recipe you desire!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 scoops protein powder, vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk

Additional:

  • chocolate chips
  • blueberries, strawberries, etc.
  • hemp seeds
  • nuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, applesauce, Greek yogurt, coconut oil, maple syrup and almond milk. Add the rolled oats, protein powder, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. Stir until everything is incorporated.
  3. Stir in any additional toppings or mix-ins that you want.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin liners, filling ¾ way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Coffee Protein Muffins

Coffee Protein Muffins

Coffee Protein Muffins

Makes 8 muffins

Enjoy a shot of espresso in muffin form with these simple coffee protein muffins. Made from almond flour, these muffins are high in protein thanks to both Greek yogurt and protein powder.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup protein powder, vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until no lumps remain.
  3. Fill each muffin tin ¾ way full with batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Each of these protein muffin recipe ideas make great breakfast or even post-workout snacks. High in protein but low in carbs, these muffins taste amazing without being loaded with unnecessary calories or fat.
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