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Veggie-Loaded Chocolate Protein Muffins

These Chocolate Protein Muffins are the perfect healthy breakfast! Packed with veggies AND protein, they’re delicious, easy to make + super kid-approved!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free muffins, healthy muffins for kids, protein muffins, vegetable muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 197kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs can sub flax eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup butternut squash puree or sub with pumpkin or sweet potato puree
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled green lentils about 1/3 cup dry. See above for cooking suggestions
  • 1/4 cup oil I use coconut oil or avocado
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour for a lighter muffin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cups chocolate chips or to taste and optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 ℉ and line a 12-hole muffin tin with liners. Set aside
  • In a blender, combine eggs, maple syrup/ honey, squash, lentils, oil, vinegar, spinach, milk, and vanilla.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth and set a side.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa and cinnamon. Stir. Pour contents from blender into the bowl and mix until smooth and matter has an even consistency.
  • Finally, fold in chocolate chips (if using).
  • Portion batter into prepared muffin tin and top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy and let cool completely and store leftovers in an air-tight container in fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1801IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg