Sweet Potato Protein Powder Muffins are 3 oz muffins with about 225 calories and 9 grams of protein. They were originally a way to use sweet potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving. At the time I was also on a protein powder kick, so everything just kind of came together. If you try the recipe, let me know what you think!
Sweet Potato Protein Powder Muffins
1 cup white whole wheat flour (4.5 oz) – spoon and level if no scale
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 scant teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten with a fork
6 tablespoons protein powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon honey
8 ounces mashed cooked sweet potato (slightly heaping cup)
Topping: 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar mixed with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 ½ tablespoons chopped pecans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 6 muffins cups with flour-added cooking spray
Thoroughly stir flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl; set aside.
Combine egg whites, protein powder, oil, yogurt and vanilla and beat well (I just used a spoon) in a medium mixing bowl. Beat in the turbinado sugar, honey and sweet potatoes.
Add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture and stir just until mixed – batter should be thick. If you like, throw in some pecans.
Using a generously rounded quarter cup measuring spoon, scoop up dough and divide evenly between 6 muffin cups. Bake for for 18-22 minutes minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before eating.
Yield: 6 muffins
Catherine, maybe you should start with the peanut butter protein cookies. See what you think.
As for the muffins, Fuzz ate one this morning for breakfast and said she loved it. I haven’t told her that they’re made with sweet potato, though. She’s under the impression they are pumpkin muffins.
Pretty awesome, but I gotta proceed sloooowwwwly with the whole protein thing! I mean, it’s 2009, but I have to ease into healthy eating! Replacing butter and bacon with soy protein will take some concentrated effort! Ha!
these look so fantastic – i’m going to buy some protein powder just to make these (and the banana ones!) i’m always looking for ways to get more protein into my eldest daughter who doesn’t really like meat and can’t have dairy. i’ll have to use soy yogurt so hopefully they will turn out okay!
Both of these muffins look great! Fantastic work!
I love anything with sweet potatoes. These look delicious!
wow. i love this recipe- mainly because i am a sweet potato fan and love soy protein powder. these look awesome.
Doug was experimenting with homemade protein bars last summer and we never hit on quite the right recipe. But these muffins (or the banana ones with peanut butter chips) might be just the ticket. Thanks!
Now THESE are my favorite.