I have been trying to perfect a chocolate protein muffin for a while now and I think I finally did it! It uses protein powder and almond flour, so it packs in the protein making it a great breakfast option. It isn't overly sweet, but I like that.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup chocolate protein power (or unsweetened cocoa)
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk (I use 1%)
2 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup honey
4 Tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup grated zucchini, unpeeled1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375° and spay two cupcake pans
Mix together all the dry ingredients (flour through salt)
Mix together all the wet ingredients (milk through zucchini)
Combine dry and wet ingredients together and mix in the mini chocolate chips
Pour batter into cupcake tins and bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the center and comes out clean.
* Makes 24 (sorry, I make everything in big batches so I can freeze half :)
* You can use any kind of chocolate protein powder. I have used both Plant Fusion protein powder and Arbonne chocolate protein shake mix and they both worked great.