Well, those are my new Chocolate Coconut Protein Muf....Cupcakes. Yeah, this is the start of a beautiful thing because I'm visioning this recipe doubled, baked in round cake pans, slathered with peanut butter and topped with greek yogurt and cocoa powder and, and, and....
I mean, seriously. I devoured half of a muffin right out of the oven. Then my hubs had the other half. His very first protein muffin. Let's be honest. Protein baking is always better the next day and EVEN better once you freeze 'em and defrost in the microwave. Toasted in the toaster oven and slathered with sunbutter, You know it. I don't say it in the recipe snapshots below, but sprinkle a little unsweetened coconut on top of each muffin before tossing them in the oven. It just makes it pretty. I highly suggest cupcake liners. My muffins all came out of the tin fine (spray it with a little baking spray PLEASE), aside from one. We had a little muffin loss, nothing my mouth didn't solve. Whatever. Use tins. That way you can just flip and eat, freeze and share. No, you won't share. Come on now. REMEMBER, I started using NuNaturals Stevia which is like crack. It's super sweet. If you use other blends or baking blends you might want to increase the amount of sweetener you use. All I know is that this recipe is the basis for a lot more baking. I'm feeling some chocolate chips stirred in, or nuts, or banana and nuts. Oh my GOD. All I can say is enjoy and thank F(&* they came out delish because his oatmeal-chocolate chip-ten sticks of butter cookies looked and smelled amazing. I licked the spoon, yeah I did, but I didn't eat one. Wine time people. Happy Weekend!
WHHHHAAAT?! Yes. These are big. They are only 100 calories of low-fat amazingness. No flour. No butter. No milk. We want more, we want more!
Call me crazy, but at 7 grams of protein and 100 calories, one of these babies broken into a cup of non-fat Greek yogurt sounds just absolutely freaking fabulous and at a grand total of 23 grams of protein for 200 calories and 3 grams of fat?! Take that protein bars. TAKE THAT. TWO GRAMS OF SUGAR. WHAT!?! SORRY I CAN'T handle myself. I know these are going to taste even more crazy good once they're cooled down (yup, they did). They always do! PS...do NOT think you undercooked your muffins if they are moist on the inside and sort of uncooked looking straight out of the oven. They're fine. If you leave them longer you will have door stops. Trust me, AND if you are using a protein powder other than Tera's Whey PLEASE only use two scoops, not four. Tera's protein has a different size scoop. You want 2 servings total of your VANILLA protein as other flavors typically yield BAD baking results.