we finally did it! and got this post up just in time for you to make it for lunch if you want to.
well we think we finally made our VEGAN version of our delicious cocoa protein muffin from a few weeks ago. ever since that recipe we have been trying to make a vegan version of it.
we have had numerous failures at this vegan version.
but we did not give up. we knew somehow we would make it! and we are sure glad we stuck with it.
as today, we are finally ready to share our recipe for our protein powder muffin vegan recipe.
please use any flavor protein powder of your liking. though just remember that whatever protein powder you use…this muffin will taste like. so make sure you are using a protein powder that you love!
during our few attempts we have learned a lot about making this recipe vegan and using protein powder as our FLOUR instead of nuts like our typically mini cakes are made from. the whole point to us creating this recipe (and we are sure many others out there have done this with a similar goal in mind) is that we wanted to use PROTEIN POWDER as our flour in the recipe. so in doing this using eggs made it very easy. making it vegan was another story! it needed some practice to get it just right.
we had to play around with the ratio of flax meal to protein powder. and the ratio of baking soda and baking powder. we came to the conclusion that it comes out best with equal amount of flax to protein powder. and the leavening agents are still up in the air. feel free to play around with them and see what ratio you like best. we found that we need more leavening in this cake to help make it rise a little since there are no eggs.
this vegan protein powder muffin came out dense and slightly chewy from the flax meal in it. we kept ours low in sugar by using stevia as our sweetener. so we did not find this protein muffin to be very sweet. but that is ok with us as we did not want it to be overly sweet. but like with all of our recipes please add in more SWEETNESS if you desire sweeter things! you have to make sure you like it in order to eat this muffin and truly enjoy it.
we also topped our vegan protein muffin with 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
mmmm sooooo good. we love putting coconut oil on top of things, just provides that little bit of healthy fat and moistness you need.
pure2raw recipe: VEGAN protein powder muffin (vegan, gluten free, soy free, peanut free, low in sugar)
makes 1 large muffin
bake in a large muffin pan or we used a ramekin to bake ours in.
bake 350 for about 20 minutes
- 1/4 cup protein powder (we used vanilla flavored brown rice protein)
- 1/4 cup flax meal ( just grind up flax seeds into a powder form)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (adjust to taste, add in more if you want it more sweet)
- 5 tablespoons water
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place protein powder and flax meal into a bowl. Next add in your baking soda and baking powder and stevia. Begin to stir. (if you do not want to use stevia in this recipe, use about 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite sugar)
Next add in your 5 tablespoons water. You can use a non-dairy milk alternative if you would like.
**Batter will be REALLY THICK.
Place muffin batter into a lightly coconut oiled pan. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Take out from warm oven let cool slightly and then enjoy.
enjoy these vegan protein powder muffins with some coconut oil or fat of choice, even a nut butter or jam would be nice on top!
there you have it friends. give it a try and let us know what you think. again you can add in any flavorings of your choice to jazz this basic recipe with!
we ate this muffin this morning and thought it came out great! we were so excited to finally figure out this recipe. now we just have to play around with different flavor variations of this recipe and our cocoa one. oh what will we think of next!
we do you think of our vegan protein muffin?
till next time,