High Protein Banana Oat Bran Muffins

I went to put on some bacon and realized that I would have to  make a run to the store (since there wasn’t enough for everyone to have 2 or three slices, and you KNOW how sizzling bacon gets people out of bed from a dead sleep), but I thought, now, let’s make some muffins to go with the bacon, that will balance the blood sugar. Since I don’t have all egg lovers in the house, muffins are a great way to get your protein, whole grains and fruit.  A meal in the hand, I say! I could have put the bacon in the muffins (The bacon was Pederson’s: uncured, no sugar added, hickory smoked, Whole 30 and Deb approved. So we don’t run to the store every day for this, but use it wisely.)

I promptly began experimenting with oat bran muffins.  The first few were a flop. I want to thank Ambitious Kitchen for their inspiration, even though I’ve modified their recipe a bit since I don’t eat much or any dairy.  Let’s just say that these finally made it to lunch and then I got my workout.

  • Preheat oven to 400*, then gather the ingredients below and place them in the order listed in your food processor or your high speed blender. In a medium bowl place the following ingredients and whisk together
    • 1 & 2/3 C oat bran
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (no sugar added) I used Dr. Axe’s Vanilla Bone Broth Protein Powder (stevia sweetened)
    • 1 t cinnamon
    • 2 t baking powder
    • Set aside.
  • Then in a food processor or high speed blender put the following ingredients and liquefy:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 C almond milk
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 t vanilla

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and fold until blended.  Let sit for a few minutes to thicken and spoon the mixture into 12 muffin tins.  Bake for about 18 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the center muffin comes out clean.  Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy.

The fam all agreed that they liked these muffins but that they would add raisins.  I thought they were fine as they were, more sweet than the Cinnamon Pear Buckwheat Muffins, but definitely more dense than the buckwheat muffins.

Let me know what you think. Here’s the  nutrition low down.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 31 mg 10 %
Sodium 471 mg 20 %
Potassium 128 mg 4 %
Total Carbohydrate 14 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 15 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 7 g 13 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 5 %
Iron

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