Healthy and high protein zucchini muffins. Come for the taste, but walk away with the filling high protein punch. Perfect for those times when you need something sweet, something quick, or a simple recipe for a low-sugar treat. A batch of these muffins on hand will be just the thing to add to your meal plan this week!
High Protein Zucchini Muffins
I know your ears just perked up! Is that actually possible when you are reading? High protein zucchini muffins stopped you in your tracks! So delicious muffin recipes containing the promise of high protein call out my name. Maybe good stuff is on the horizon for all of us.
My muffin creations have been plentiful at The Bikini Experiment residence these days. Yes, I love muffins. However, it’s easy to get lazy about baking them for myself. This is why I only pick the simplest of recipes to post here for you guys. Mostly because I know we are not going to make crazy and complicated recipes. Do you buy exotic and expensive ingredients? Who enjoys tons of clean up in the kitchen? No, thank you!
The exotic ingredient part isn’t too bad except those types of staples can become kind of pricey. Any mention of added clean up actually makes me shudder.
Easy Baking Recipes
You will never mind making these easy muffins. These muffins are a one bowl wonder creation! I’ll confess I often don’t measure my ingredients when I bake for myself. Consider it an expertise for the eye ball measuring system. So when I know a recipe will appear on The Bikini Experiment I take extra care to write it all down. My goal is to share with you easy creations that don’t feel intimidating. Getting in and out of the kitchen is the motto I choose to live by when it comes to cooking.
A baked good that is healthy, delicious and could somehow to be considered a treat? Did you say high protein too? Let’s get ready to dive in because it’s what we ALL want.
There’s a reason I have been on a muffin baking kick. When I really wanted to make workout videos a focus I was in a bit of a pickle. You see, I don’t know much about video editing. Like at all. So enter Scott. He trains! He edits! Scott spends a lot of his time helping me produce these videos you have been seeing on You Tube
I honestly couldn’t do these video projects without him. Scott has a soft spot for any baked good. So I try to repay him with something he really enjoys – muffins.
Blueberry are his favorite, but I told him we needed some variety in our lives. Plus I had a boatload of zucchini sitting in the refrigerator. All those packages were purchased on a recent whirlwind shopping trip at Trader Joes. The whole situation just came together. I had a debt to be paid, a whole lot of zucchini, and as a result my high protein zucchini muffin recipe was born. The stars just aligned.
Eat Your Way Fit
Why protein? Protein isn’t as easily or quickly converted as carbohydrates or fat, because the thermic effect (the amount of energy require to digest, absorb, transport and store protein) is a lot higher than that of carbohydrates and fat.
In other words, your body has to work harder. This is what makes eating a diet that emphasizes quality protein optimal for both body composition and fat loss. Win-win.
You will find a macro breakdown for the high protein zucchini muffins after the recipe below. Be sure to check that out! Knowing what is in our food helps us plan and make the best choices. Recipes can be confusing so I want to help you out by providing that information.
High Protein Zucchini Muffins
Yield 12 Muffins
High protein zucchini muffins that will dazzle your tastebuds. These gems are low-sugar, gluten-free and healthy. Whip up this easy recipe in a flash!
- 2 Mashed Ripe Bananas
- 2 Small Zucchini (grated)
- 2 Whole Eggs
- 1 Egg White
- ¼ Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Cup of Vanilla Flavor Rice Protein Powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
- Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
- Coconut Oil Baking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat a muffin tin with coconut oil cooking spray.
- Mash the bananas in a medium size bowl.
- Add in the eggs, egg whites, almond milk, maple syrup and mix until smooth.
- Add the protein powder, baking soda and spices to fold into the mixture.
- Grate the zucchini with a grater and add to the bowl.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
- You will know the bread has completely cooked when a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and place on a baking rack to cool.
Macronutrients are simply the way we categorize foods – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Food quality is a very important part of the puzzle when it comes to nutrition. The macros we digest are a big part of how we look and feel as well. This recipe will be mostly proteins and carbohydrates with only a trace amount of fat. A serving size is one muffin.
You could easily round this out as a full meal too. Be sure to add some healthy fats on the side. My favorites are almond butter or Grass-fed butter as a topping. Or chop up a small bowl of fruit. Just some ideas for you!
Calories 78 // Carbohydrates 7.7g // Proteins 9.1g // Fats 1.2g
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