small batch banana protein muffins.

by Janetha on October 27, 2013

in recipes

hey, guys! hope your weekend has been wonderful.

mine has been both productive and exciting. and delicious. i will tell you the deliciousness in reverse from today to friday. i just got home from my sister’s where i devoured some coconut cake and pumpkin bread. both excellent choices for a birthday celebration. earlier today marshall and i went to brunch with his parents at our fave–sunshine cafe. SUCH a great little diner in north salt lake. it’s pretty small, you may have missed it.. but now that you know about it, you should go there. i had the french toast and bacon and an over medium egg. am i the only one that loves syrup on the bacon and eggs as well as the french toast?? so good. ok rewind to last night.. marshall and i didn’t want to cook so we went to the best mexican restaurant ever: the red iguana. chips & salsa & tacos made a perfect saturday night date! should we rewind again to friday? yes, lets.. because i discovered the deliciousness that is pumpkin frozen yogurt + plain tart frozen yogurt + graham cracker crumbs… ummmmm.. it’s like pumpkin cheesecake froyo. do it. 

sooo.. no pictures of any of that jazz. whoops. i think i forgot about my food blog over the weekend! and i forgot about my meal plan.. crap.. you know, it’s a lot harder than i expected and i will be 100% honest, i was all over the place with my eating. and i also don’t even mind. my head is elsewhere at the moment and sometimes you just want fro yo and mexican and brunch with bacon. and this was one of those times. life goes on.. tomorrow is monday… another week to give it a go! no regrets and no excuses. 

ohhh.. remember how i told you i have a delicious banana protein muffin recipe? here it is! this makes 6 muffins, which is nice because you don’t always need one or two dozen muffins on your hands, do ya?? i made these up on a whim because i had black bananas.. so i didn’t even document them the first time. luckily they were delicious and worth making again and again! 


small batch banana protein muffins
makes six muffins
prep time: 5 minutes, bake time: 15 minutes


  • 2 scoops vanilla bean plant fusion protein powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 TB applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed


  1. preheat oven to 375* and line a muffin tin with liners OR use a silicone mat OR spray a tin with cooking spray (which is what i usually prefer so they don’t stick to the liners!)
  2. combine protein powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
  3. add milk, applesauce, egg, honey, and vanilla. stir until just combined–do not over-mix!
  4. fold in bananas until just combined.
  5. distribute batter evenly into muffin tin.
  6. bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

here are the stats per muffin using the ingredients listed above:

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not bad at all! in fact that leaves you a little room for a pat of butter ;)

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have a great week! oooo.. halloween week! crazy that october is nearly over! is anyone dressing up??


1. what’s your fave muffin?

2. what was the best thing you ate over the weekend?

xo. janetha g.

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Brandi October 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

Yum! These look so good! :) I think my favorite muffin right now is this vegan pumpkin spice muffin I found over at Averie Cooks.. So so good!

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 28, 2013 at 6:26 am

Cannot go wrong with a banana muffin! My favourite is morning glory.

Jessica October 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

Sounds delish! I have a bunch of bananas hanging out on my counter right now. These muffins could definitely make an appearance at my house in a few day. Happy Monday!! :D

Livi October 28, 2013 at 6:58 am

pumpkin cinnamon rolls Saturday morning!!! and homemade pumpkin spice syrup {obviously made into a latte}

Angie @ Pint of Goals October 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe! I have some bananas that’ll be black in a few days and I will make these. My favorite muffin recipe is for apple spice ones.

Abby October 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

I’ll be honest in saying that I don’t know how you food bloggers remember to take pictures of anything. True, I don’t even have a good camera and haven’t taken a picture of myself in years, but I would be much more interested in just eating and not taking pictures of things. My point? You’re totally excused ;)

I also haven’t had a muffin in awhile, but you can’t go wrong with banana nut. Or pumpkin. Possibly with (vegan) cream cheese frosting…

Bonnie October 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

YUM! Great recipe, Janetha! Thanks for sharing – I’ll definitely give these a whirl when we’re back from Boston next week. :D Fun weekend, too! Glad you enjoyed the people, festivities and food.

Jessica @ Blog-Inspired Cooking October 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I love the idea of a small batch of batter to make only 6 muffins, but I don’t have any sort of protein powder other than locally made whey protein, which I don’t think would be a good substitute. Does anybody know if I can replace the protein powder with 2 Tablespoons of something else? I was thinking flax seed meal, chia seeds, or wheat germ.

This would probably also be good with mashed cooked sweet potato instead of banana for a different variation.

Jessica @ Blog-Inspired Cooking October 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Actually, I did some research on replacements for protein powder and some ideas are powdered milk, leave it out completely, replace it with wheat flour, soybean flour (which I actually have), regular peanut butter, and PB2 powdered peanut butter. I’ve got the chocolate peanut butter PB2, and that sounds fabulous so I think that’s what I’m going to do! I’ll do an exact replacement in the next couple weeks and let you know how it goes.

Janetha October 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Sounds good! Can’t wait to hear. Just so you know, a scoop of this protein powder is about 1/3 cup :)

Lauren @ Me and the Mountains October 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I love anything related to banana bread (and so does Greg)- especially the way the house smells when it’s baking! I still have some Plant Fusion samples from Blend! Perhaps I should put them to good use…

Linz @ Itz Linz October 29, 2013 at 4:36 am

can’t ever go wrong with banana muffins! :)

betty (the sweaty betty) October 29, 2013 at 7:13 am

love syrup on my bacon and scrambled eggs!

GiGi Eats Celebrities October 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Look at that FLUFFY GOODNESS!!!!!!! :D So good. I am so hungry right now too, this food porn is NOT helping! ha ha!

Nicole C October 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

I love warm blueberry muffins! Heavenly!

Best thing I ate hmmm, well we made 16 dozen cupcakes over the weekend and I am going to go with the chocolate cupcake and chocolate french buttercream frosting.

Jenny Stafford October 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Thank you for this.I’m in desperate need to eat this one as I know this would be so healthy and tasty too. Highly recommended.

Heather @ Better With Veggies November 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I love small batch recipes, I cut recipes in half (or more) all the time since I don’t need 12 servings of anything. :) Looks delicious and love the ingredients. Pinning for after comp!

Cassie November 2, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I had butternut squash breakfast tacos this a.m…. amazing. But I am going to have pizza for dinner since I have a 10 mile race in the a.m…. so I’m sure that will be the highlight of the weekend! Or brunch tomorrow…

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