PROTEIN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
There is just something about a warm muffin on an early morning. The warmth, the sweetness of fresh berries, the crumbling in your hand…need I say more? Your typical store-bought muffin can come packed with sugar, which can lead to kids crashing at school. I can be quick to grab a packaged muffin mix on busy mornings, so I wanted to share this quick, healthy Protein Blueberry Muffins recipe that can be a go-to!
This is part four of 12 of my protein-packed breakfast recipes (stay tuned for each post!):
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Rice Cakes
- Bacon and Egg Avocado Bake
- Protein Blueberry Muffins
- Berry Smoothie Bowl
- Sausage and Egg Sandwich
- Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
- Yogurt Parfaits
- Protein French Toast Roll-Ups
- Breakfast Burritos
- Green Protein Smoothie
- Protein Pancakes
These protein blueberry muffins have a few factors that make them a healthier option than your typical store-bought muffin or home-made recipe. I like to use coconut oil in as much baking as I can. I have found that there is a little hint of a coconut flavor when using coconut oil. Just a smidgen. I personally do not care for the taste of coconut in general. I know, I’m weird, but it’s been this way since I was a child! Coconut oil does not bother me so I try to use it for just about everything, whether I’m sauteing vegetables or baking.
I’ve used a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk rather than regular milk. I will always love a cold glass of milk at times, but when I can, I like to substitute with almond milk. I use vanilla almond milk in my cereal now, and in my opinion, it is actually much better with cereal than cows milk! Almond milk has less sugar than cows milk, lower calories, and it is also cholesterol free, free of saturated fat, and it’s naturally lactose-free.
We’ve discussed this before, but the addition of the protein powder is going to help kids focus better. Studies suggest that kids are able to be more successful in school if they have protein in their breakfast. I’ve got one very busy little guy, and I notice a difference in his focus ability when he’s had a healthy, protein-packed breakfast compared to when he’s had cereal.
For these protein blueberry muffins, you could add more blueberries than I did. I’ve got one kiddo who likes them with less. I’m not sure what’s wrong with him, ha! When I make these for myself, they are loaded with sweet, warm, fresh blueberries! Don’t be afraid to snack on those blueberries while you bake. When they are fresh, they are so good!
Let’s get to the Protein Blueberry Muffin recipe!
I hope you will enjoy these healthy, protein blueberry muffins, and they help send your kids off to school with full tummies and ready to learn. I am really loving this breakfast recipe series and I hope you are too! I love having healthier options to choose from in the mornings. Pin this now so you’ll have it for later!