If you’re like me, easy breakfasts and snacks are a necessity to have on hand. If I don’t have them readily available I will eat whatever is around…no self control! LOL This is where meal planning and meal prep comes in extremely helpful for me. Having my meals planned out for the week helps me stick to my goals. Whether you meal prep, meal plan, or just enjoy tasty muffins, you are going to want to try these easy banana raspberry protein muffins.
- Pre-heat oven to 350° and greese a cup cake tray with non stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl smash your bananas with a fork, removing most of the lumps. (You can also use a blender if you prefer.)
- Then add all the wet ingredients in with the bananas: syrup, milk, and vanilla. Stir or mix until well combined.
- Next add the dry ingredients: oat flour, baking soda, salt, and protein powder. Combine until your dry ingredients are well incorporated into the wet ingredients, creating a thick batter. But dont over work or your muffins will become a little dense.
- Finally add the fresh or frozen raspeberries to the batter, using a flat spatula to gently mix into the batter.
- Using a large spoon or latel pour our batter into your muffin tins. Then bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, until the tops look golden bown and you can insert a toothpick and it come out clean.
- Serve and Enjoy. Or store in an air tight container and enjoy later.
- Are you trying to get better at meal planning?
- Sick of eating the same boring recipes all the time?
If you are bored of eating the same recipes every week and answered yes to these questions, then you are going to want to check out my notes below. Tips on how you can incorporate these easy banana raspberry protein muffins into your meal plan and meal prep.
NOTES FOR MEAL PLANNING:
Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. In fact, meal planning can be fun when you are provided with easy new recipes each week. Meal Planning can also help save money, prevent food waste, and save you time.
If you love muffins you are going to love these easy banana raspberry protein muffins!
NOTES FOR MEAL PREP:
Once you have made these muffins, you will want to store them:
- At room temperature for up to 5 days
- In the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If freezing, simply remove from the freezer the night before and they will be defrosted by morning. Or pop them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:
Typically I give tips on how you can adjust my recipes to meet your macro requirements. However, when it comes to baking that can be a little more difficult. Additionally, the adjustments that could be made, do not effect the protein, carb, and fat macros enough to make a real impact. My recommendation would be to enjoy this recipe as is.
However, you could make adjustments to:
- The type of fruit used: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries…anything your heart desires.
- The kind of protein powder can also be adjusted. You can choose to use any of your favorite powder or choose to use none at all.
I hope that you decide to add these easy banana raspberry protein muffins into your meal plan and meal prep this week!
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MEAL PREPPING AND LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT CONTAINERS
I personally prefer glass containers over plastic for several reasons:
- Glass containers don’t scratch, meaning you can eat your prepped meals right out of your containers and not worry about those extra dishes. Did you know that once a plastic container is scratched you should toss it out? The scratch in a plastic container can hold germs and bacteria.
- Glass is free from chemicals. Sure, you can buy BPA free plastic containers but who knows what else makes up plastic. It’s better to just go with glass and not have to worry about contaminating your food with the plastic containers.
- They are microwave, dishwasher, oven, fridge, and freezer safe. Again making life just that much easier: fewer dishes when re-heating, you can cook the initial prep right in the glass container…all of which makes clean up a breeze.
- Food re-heats more evenly in a glass container.
- With glass, food stays fresher longer. Strange tastes and smalls aren’t absorbed into your food, the way they can from plastic containers.
- Additionally, Glass containers last longer. So while they might cost a little more up front, you will save money in the long run over having to replace plastic.