Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

by on May 8, 2013

I hope you guys like muffins!

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Last weekend I bought two containers of strawberries from the farmers market. I was only going to get one but Isaac convinced me to get two, which is fine because I love fresh berries. They’re the perfect snack and also great as a topping for things like yogurt, salads, cereal, oatmeal, cottage cheese, pizza… the list goes on.

All that said, I still felt like we had too many strawberries for two people to eat in a week so I decided I needed to bake something with them. That something turned out to be these strawberry chocolate chip protein muffins.

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

I actually made two batches on Friday night when I was testing the recipe — one with chocolate chips and one without. Isaac says the chocolate chips make the muffins so I’m sharing that version of the recipe with you all today.

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Truth be told, I think these muffins might be the best protein baked good I’ve ever made. They’re light and fluffy, you can’t taste the protein powder at all and the strawberries and chocolate chips add the perfect amount of sweetness.

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

I wanted to try to make these sugar-free, besides the berries and chocolate chips, so I used a little NuNaturals Stevia MoreFiber Baking Blend. If you don’t have this blend you can always use packets of stevia or another sweetener of choice. As for the oat flour, you can make your own by processing raw oats or just buy it. I used Bob’s Red Mill.

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
 
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Adapted from Damy Health's Lemon Strawberry Protein Bars. Each mini muffin has 50 calories and 5 grams of protein!
Serves: 22
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of ½ a lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons NuNaturals More Fiber stevia baking blend ( or 6-8 packets of stevia)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • ¾ cup egg whites
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup plain non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together, except chocolate chips. Then mix in all wet ingredients, expect strawberries and chocolate chips. Stir until smooth and blended, then lightly stir in strawberries.
  3. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or grease with coconut oil. Make sure you do this well or the muffins will stick.
  4. Place batter evenly into mini muffin tin. The batter should fill 22 muffins. Drop 3-5 mini chocolate chips in each muffin cup.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are brown and the muffins are baked through
  6. Remove from the oven, lets muffins sit for 5 minutes, then use a knife to go around the edge of each muffin and gently remove them from the tin and place on a flat surface to cool. I used a cooling rack but that put dents on the bottom of the muffins so maybe a paper towel would work best. The muffins are pretty fragile until they cool so remove them carefully
  7. Once they cool, they'll be firm and ready to eat! Place in a sealed container and store in the fridge.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma @ a mom runs this town May 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

Thanks for sharing! Was looking for something to make for Mother’s Day!

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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen May 8, 2013 at 8:45 am

Yum!!! I am definitely making these as a snack for my fiancé and I :)

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Becca May 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

Brittany! Do you use Perfect Fit protein or something else?

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Becky @ Olives n Wine May 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

These look delicious! And I love the nutritional stats :) I’m a huge sucker for buying tons and tons of berries at our local farmers market and I love having recipes to use them up before they go bad.

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies May 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Oh my gosh these look amazing! I love strawberries and chocolate together! Perfect combo.

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Ellie@Fit for the Soul May 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Mmmm I love baking with protein powder! It makes everything so hearty and satisfying.

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Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I love muffins, but most of the time they’re full of fat and sugar. Love the idea of a healthy muffin! They sound great!

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Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare May 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

These are so cute, and they look so good!

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Jane | Not Plain So Jane May 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

There aren’t a ton of baked recipes with strawberries (compared to blueberries), so thanks for a good one! I love mini muffins, I make them in my toaster oven ha!

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Kayla Wood May 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Chocolate Strawberry combo! Delicious, I’ll have to give this a whirl!

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Ingrid May 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Those look amazzzzzing! Love all your recipes :)

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Jimmy May 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

It’s awesome that you added protein powder in these! Not to mention they sound delicious. I NEED to try these!

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Maxine May 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

These look very summery, and soooooo tasty :) It’s meant to be a nice weekend so I’ll try out your recipe, thank you.

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Courtney @ Star Systemz May 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

You always have the best recipes!! One of my favorite things in the world is chocolate dipped strawberries so this recipe will be a great alternative! Love + Shine Courtstar

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jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur May 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm

You definitely can’t beat the chocolate-strawberry combination. These are so adorable! I love that you used oat flour, too!

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brandi May 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

i can’t wait to start baking with strawberries again! yay for spring!

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PracticingGrace May 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Do you think I can sub almond meal??

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Brittany Mullins May 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I’m not 100% sure how it would work because I haven’t tested it. Let me know if you try it!

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Melissa Vetrecin May 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Tried making these and I’m obsessed! I added a couple extra chocolate chips, truth be told but these are amazing in the morning for a quick grab and go!

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