Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Yesterday hubs and I were getting ready to go out for our anniversary. Seven years of dealing with the other’s craziness equals tapas, strong drinks, and walking around a festival (in heels!).

I felt like the kids (and the sitter) needed a little treat because our cupboards were so bare, so I took to Pintrest. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a recipe that I had everything for…or that looked any good. So I took a basic muffin recipe and twisted it. I actually wasn’t even going to write this one up, but multiple Facebook friends asked for it, so I re-made them today and took pictures! Enjoy!

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2) Whisk flour, baking powder, and protein powder together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

3) Melt butter over a low heat in a saucepan.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

4) Remove the pan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla and milk one ingredient at a time. Lately I have become really obsessed with this Almond/Coconut blend from Califa Farms. There is something just awesome about their milks and I hope my Kroger gets their cold brew coffee and juices soon (not sponsored…just a fan!).

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

5) Once combined, mix in the eggs. I usually beat the eggs before adding them because it is easier to ensure that they are properly blended.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

6) Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. (My go-to stirring apparatus is a spatula to ensure that you get all of the batter off of the sides of the bowl.)

7) Mix in chocolate chips. I used about 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips…I ALWAYS choose mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

8) Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.

9) Scoop batter into the pan using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. This fills my tins perfectly without overflowing.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

 

There is just something about the batter in my baking tins that I thought looked tasty today!Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

10) Bake for 15 minutes then use a knife to loosen and remove from tins right away to cool. This will prevent the muffins from continuing to bake and becoming too dry. Let’s just throw this in the “Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way” column, okay?

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

 

These muffins came out so perfect and fluffy! I should have poured a glass of milk to go with them.
Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

 

And then I was invaded! Eliza walked up out of nowhere (as I was taking pictures) and grabbed half of the muffin, took a bite, and started giggling! Silly girl!

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

 

The remains of her conquest.

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

 

What type of snacks do you usually leave for your babysitters?

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated


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15 Comments

  1. Michele @ A Storybook Life

    Love the idea of adding protein powder! Do you reduce other dry ingredients or increase the wet ingredients to compensate for it?

    • mrsdmeeks

      I accidentally increased the wet by using a whole stick of butter when my base recipe called for 1/2.

      • Serendipity

        These sound yummy!! I would imagine my kiddos would gobble up anything with chocolate

        • mrsdmeeks

          Exactly!! Chocolate is a lifesaver 🙂

  2. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Oooooh, sounds great. Also a coconut-almond milk blend?! I haven’t tried that before. Sounds yummy!

    Much appreciation for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop. I love that you took a moment to shine!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

    • mrsdmeeks

      I love the coconut/almond blend!! I find it very refreshing 🙂

  3. grtlyblesd

    Looks delicious! I can’t even remember the last time I had a babysitter, so no treats to suggest here.

    • mrsdmeeks

      I am lucky to have a few college girls from my old job that I can call on…or my friends and I do a trade out! Do you have any fun movie night snacks?!

  4. Robin Kramer Writes

    Looks delicious! (Anything that contains even a remote amount of chocolate piques my interest, I should note!) Good for you for going out for your anniversary! Visiting from The Deliberate Mom’s Shine Hop — greetings!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thanks for stopping by from the Blirthday Bash!!

  5. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Yay! Thank you so much for visiting my #Blirthdaybash Anne Marie! I’m so glad you joined the fun… and you were the first guest too. How special! Thanks so much for bringing muffins to the party!
    xoxo

  6. JESS44903

    These sound really delicious! 🙂 I’ve pinned them!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week and Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thanks so much for hosting!! I LOVE these muffins because they are so light and fluffy.

  7. Audrey@That Recipe

    With the extra protein in them, this would be a great snack/breakfast for me!

    Thanks for sharing this on Tasty Tuesdays. Pinned to the Tasty Tuesdays Board.

    • mrsdmeeks

      The best part is that they are SUPER tasty!! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a GREAT week!

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