Anyone else feel like a chicken with their head cut off most mornings? I know I do! With 3 young kiddos, mornings become hectic....and stressful! And many times we just run out of time for a decent breakfast. One of my "working mom hacks" is to make a batch (or two!) of these banana bread protein muffins over the weekend to use throughout the week! They are 100% kid approved, husband approved, and I love them too. On busy mornings, each kiddo gets a couple muffins and BAM breakfast is done! And guilt-free too. Instead of a sugary bowl of cereal, these muffins clock in at just under 100 calories a piece and pack in over 6 grams of protein. They keep the kids full until lunch and FUEL them for the day! Mike works so many EARLY mornings (I'm talking 3:30am wakeup calls), so these are perfect for him to pack in his bag and eat between coaching classes at Orangetheory Fitness Pine Bluffs. I'll throw a couple in my work bag as well, and pair with a greek yogurt and some berries.
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Banana Bread PROTEIN Muffins
2 cups Kodiak Cake Mix
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 cup maple syrup (can leave out if you don't like so sweet)
Mini chocolate chips (optional -- but the kids love them! ;)
Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until done. Makes 12 muffins.
Each muffin without chocolate chips contains 85 calories and 6 grams of protein. I like to make a double batch and freeze 1/2 of them! :)