Mango and Banana Protein Muffins
– makes 12 regular muffins or 6-8 larger muffins
1 cup (220g/2 medium) ripe banana, mashed
1 medium mango (about 200g flesh) peeled and chopped into chunks
3/4 cup egg whites (we use Pureegg Simply Egg Whites)
1/2 cup (60g***) ANSI Whey Vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp baking powder
Optional: 1/4 cup coconut sugar/sugar or sweetener of your choice**** see notes
Optional: walnuts/nuts of your choice, chocolate chips, other mix ins
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/355°F
2. Grease 12 muffin cups/tins with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
3. In a food processor or blender, blend your bananas, mango and egg whites until smooth and combined. [I used my Cuisine Companion with the Ultrablade on speed 11 for 40 seconds]
4. Add in all of your other ingredients and process until combined, scraping down the sides inbetween processing to ensure everything is mixed together. [Simply mix with the Cuisine Companion using the Ultrablade starting on speed 5 and increasing the speed slowly to incorporate everything – mixing for around 30 seconds to a minute and scraping down the sides inbetween]
5. Pour your mixture into your prepared cups/tins, filling about 3/4 of the way full.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted into the centre of one of your muffins removes clean.
7. Allow to cool before serving or storing in an airtight container. These will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container at room temperature, up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge or for months if frozen.
*Nutritional information was calculated without optional sugar and using quinoa flakes.
**Not all coeliacs can tolerate oats.
***The weight of your protein powder will vary depending on which protein powder you choose to use. 1/2 cup is generally just over two scoops of protein.
****If your protein powder is sweetened, you’ll probably find it’s sweet enough without the additional sugar, however, if you like your baked goods sweet be sure to add it in. We found these muffins were sweet enough just using the mango and banana as we don’t like things too sweet, however, some of our family and friends preferred the sweeter version.