Saturday, June 9, 2018

Gluten-Free Plantain Protein Muffins

Last week when I was at Trader Joe's, I noticed they have mini plantains in their frozen section.  I have tried to bake with plantains before but never seem to get them at the right stage of ripeness at the store.  These frozen ones are a game changer.  They are lightly steamed so I figured I could let them thaw and prepare the muffin mix in the blender.  It doesn't get easier than that!

Here is the recipe I used for these muffins:
1 bag of frozen plantains from Trader Joe's
1/2 cup of dates
1 egg
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 scoop Naturade vanilla pea protein powder
I preheated the oven to 350F and lightly greased a muffin tin.  I blended the wet ingredients in my Ninja blender.  When everything was well-blended, I added the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stirred until the mix was smooth.  This mix is enough for nine large muffins.  I baked the muffins for 25 minutes until the toothpick came out clean.

I am obsessed with the taste and texture of these muffins.  They are moister than my regular muffins and have a fudge-like texture.  They are delicious-  sweet and filling.  They will satisfy a chocolate craving too.  It worked for me at least.

Here is the nutritional content of these muffins.  They are naturally sweetened by the dates, which also provide some fiber content.  I like how they have a good amount of fiber per muffin.

These muffins are good at any time.  You can have them at breakfast or as a snack.  They are easily packed in a Ziploc bag if you are on the go too!
I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do!

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