This easy recipe for Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Protein Muffins creates light, fluffy and flavorful muffins that are whole wheat and refined sugar-free! They are great to grab for a snack or an easy breakfast on-the-go!
Muffins are one of those foods that are super easy to make and can be eaten anytime of day! My new favorite are these chocolate chip almond butter protein muffins. Almond butter and chocolate chips. What’s not to like?!
These muffins are a variation of a muffin that we’ve been making for years. Originally made with peanut butter and oats, we’ve swapped out the peanut butter for almond butter and traded the amount of oats for an equal amount of vanilla protein powder.
I first made our favorite muffins into these peanut butter banana protein muffins, but I had so many of you ask for an almond butter variation that I figured it was about time that I got around to experimenting with almond butter!
Free of refined sugar and butter, these muffins have a light, fluffy texture that isn’t oily or heavy. Bananas and honey give these muffins their sweetness and almond butter replaces the butter.
While my husband isn’t a huge fan of chocolate and prefers these without chocolate chips, I like throwing in a small handful of either semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.
Feel free to leave them out though, if you’re like my husband and don’t like chocolate. They’ll still taste great!
We love grabbing these muffins for a quick breakfast on a busy morning or for a satisfying snack when hunger strikes in the afternoon! They also work well as a post-workout snack to tide you over until your next meal!
Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Protein Muffins
- Make sure almond butter is thoroughly stirred before measuring. You will end up with dry bits of almond butter in your muffins if the almond butter isn’t thoroughly stirred.
- The riper the bananas the better. You may find that if you use under-ripe or just-ripened bananas, that the muffins don’t taste sweet enough. If you know that your bananas aren’t very ripe, consider using 1-2 tablespoons more honey.
- Another factor that can play into the sweetness of your muffins is the type of protein powder that you use. If your protein powder isn’t sweet or is overly sweet, that is going to reflect in the muffins. You may need to adjust the amount of honey you use in your next batch.
- The easiest way to tell if the muffins are done is to insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If it comes out with just a few crumbs, the muffins are done.