These are NOT your everyday muffins. These “skinny” muffins are seriously sensational. At only 65 calories per muffin (and no, they’re not mini-muffins!) and super low in fat (dare I say “fat-free”?) but packed with protein, there is some serious macro magic happening in this healthy muffin recipe. Plus, they’re downright delicious, with rich, moist chocolate flavour and the added bonus of high-fiber, nutrient-rich zucchini. Oh, and they’re free of gluten, grains and refined sugar, too! Perhaps I should call them “Freedom Muffins”?
If you follow me on Instagram (and you totally should – I post mouthwatering food photos, including recipe links, pretty much all day every day!), you’ll know that I am ALL ABOUT my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes. I eat them at least a few times a week and I never get over how incredibly good they are and how you’d never guess that they’re a “protein” pancake. I won’t even share them with my own flesh and blood (I keep telling The Golden Graham Boy “you wouldn’t like them – they’re not for kids,” as he doesn’t need that much concentrated protein in one serving, nor the touch of Sucralose that comes in my protein powder. Moreover, they’re for Mommy and I’m not sharing!).
I didn’t think protein pancakes could get any better – but they did. I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me they could – but they did. It wasn’t until I ran out of my regular vanilla protein powder and decided to use peanut butter flavour protein powder instead that the magic happened – and boy, it did! Still incredibly low in fat, carbohydrates and calories, these Double Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes have 43g of protein per serving and are free of grains, gluten and refined sugar. You’ll never look at breakfast (or pancake supper) the same way again.
Chocolate for breakfast is a good idea. Peanut butter for breakfast is a good idea. Protein pancakes? Well, they sound like a good idea. But it’s one of those ideas that often seems better in theory than in practice. But when the pancakes are perfectly moist, fluffy and flavorful – then they are a GREAT idea. And I promise you that these pancakes are perfectly chocolatey, with just the right touch of sweetness and a subtle hint of peanut butter to complement the chocolate. You’d never guess that they’re good for you or that they boast a whopping 42g of protein per serving and yet are lower in fat, carbohydrates and calories than traditional pancakes! They’re even gluten free! Miracle of miracles – how is this possible?
Chocolate for breakfast? Peanut butter, too? It MUST be the weekend! No, not quite? Well how about a HEALTHY, HIGH-PROTEIN this-can’t-be-good-for-me-but-it-really-is chocolate peanut butter concoction to get us through? Yes, I thought so too. Make it for breakfast, make it for a post-workout snack, make it for dessert – whatever you do, just make it!