Friday, June 26, 2015

Healthy PB Chocolate Muffins

Lately these have been my go-to breakfast: I bake a bunch at once, freeze most of them, and every morning I pull out two and microwave them for thirty seconds. That, plus whatever fruit I have in the house, makes a really satisfying and filling breakfast that keeps me full until lunchtime - which is saying something where my metabolism is concerned! I actually put this recipe through a nutrition calculator and was excited to see that each muffin has 8 grams of protein. (That's more than an egg!) I'll include the full nutrition info at the bottom.

2 eggs
1/4 c canola oil
1/2 c honey
1/2 c kefir (or buttermilk, 1/2 milk and 1/2 yogurt, or milk soured with a little lemon juice)
1/2 c PB
1.5 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c oats
1 T baking powder
3/4 t salt
1/3 c cocoa

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a full-sized muffin tin. Add eggs, oil, honey, kefir, and peanut butter to a medium-sized bowl and mix thoroughly. Carefully scoop flour and oats onto the top of the wet ingredients without stirring them in. Add baking powder, salt, and cocoa, and use a fork or a whisk to sift them into the flour mixture before stirring the dry ingredients through the wet. Fill muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes. 


  1. About how many muffins does it make?

  2. So, did I miss the nutrition facts on this somewhere or were they forgotten? I'm curious about the carbs on these, they sound super tasty :)

    1. You know what, I totally accidentally closed the calculator before I finished the post and never did go back and do it because it's a pain. But for you I will. ;)

    2. Having had to put a lot of recipes into nutrition facts calculators myself, I understand the pain. :) I ended up doing it so we could have these today. Here's the facts, in case you want to add them later

      Calories: 237
      Calories from Fat: 92
      Total Fat: 10.2g 16%
      Saturated Fat: 1.7g 8%
      Trans Fat: 0.0g
      Poly Fat: 2.8g
      Mono Fat: 5.2g
      Cholesterol: 32mg 11%
      Sodium: 316mg 13%
      Total Carbohydrate: 33g 11%
      Dietary Fiber: 4g 15%
      Sugars: 14g
      Sugar Alcohol: n/a
      Protein: 7g
      Potassium: 240mg 7%
      Phosphorus: 270mg 27%

    3. You are awesome!!! They're certainly not low-carb, but you could easily swap out the wheat flour for something like almond flour. I just love them because there's no refined sugar (and not even a tremendous amount of honey), and there's so much protein that I can eat two for breakfast and be full and satisfied until lunch. And they satisfy my chocolate craving so I don't want to eat the sugary stuff. ;)