Protein Blender Muffins: Back-To-School Time Saver

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Back to School, YAY!

How were you the first week of school? For some of you, it’s been a few weeks and you probably have settled back into a routine and life is starting to take on its new normal for the next 8+ months.  For us Jersey peeps we have just finished up the hours long paperwork confirming that are a child is still the same child, with the same parents, living in the same house just another grade older.  After school activities have taken our chill summer nights away and we are anticipating the homework to come trickling in to add to our now more full to do list.  Oh, what happened to those preschool days where you just had to make sure they had a change of clothes and snacks.  My girls are now in third and seventh grade, and I remember from my now seventh grader. Third grade is where things start to become a little more challenging. More responsibilities are assumed, and that wonderful common core is in full swing.  I am happy that I got to go through it from Kindergarten-Seventh grade, or it could be a daunting task sitting down for homework.

 

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Prep and Plan

I’ve been here before, so I thought this summer, “How can I make things a little easier?” Prep and Plan! That is my security blanket. I am an avid planner from our meals, schedule everything is done a month in advance.  So, late July early August it began. I gathered recipes for easy, healthy dinners so that I can feed my hungry brood and make Soccer and Field Hockey games and practices without sitting down at the end of the day feeling like I was just swept up in a Whirlwind.  I found these Blender Muffins on Cooking Light, but I had to change up the recipe a little to meet my daughter’s needs.  One daughter is lactose intolerant we have all adapted to a less dairy lifestyle in my home.  The other thing is protein. My middle daughter is a self-proclaimed Vegetarian except for hot dogs and tacos. (Yep! Hot dogs…sigh and slight eye roll) I am always trying to find ways to get my only fruit and veggie child to get more Protein.  After two experiments the first one didn’t turn out so well, I came up with these delicious muffins that feed everyone for a week, and I just have to make one batch.  You can make them in a variety like I did or just do one flavor.  I did the variety to mix it up during the week.

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Convenient and Healthy

My tween can grab and go in the morning, and she’s all set, and my middle can eat, and I know that she is getting everything she needs to start her day. I also made Egg Muffins which the in between child wants no parts of but my husband has found these convenient too as he is a Kindergarten teacher and is trying to remain on the clean eating plan that he has fully embraced over the summer months. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Walnut Muffins, but there are so many topping options you can do. We have Apple Chai, Chocolate Almond, Strawberry Chocolate, Strawberry Blueberry, Blueberry and next week going to give Mango and Banana a try. I hope you enjoy these fast, easy, yummy treats for you family, and if you try any new flavors, please let me know. I am always looking for ways to make meal time fun, healthy and tasty.

What are you quick breakfast ideas?

Protein Blender Muffins: Back-To-School Time Saver

Calories per serving: 115

Fat per serving: 2b

Protein Blender Muffins: Back-To-School Time Saver

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2c Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 Bananas ( I prefer not ripe because it's not as sweet but you can use ripe)
  • 1/2c Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Date paste
  • 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder (You can use chocolate too mm)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease or line muffin pan
  3. Blend all ingredients in blender
  4. put 1/4 c. in each muffin tin
  5. Place toppings on muffin
  6. Bake for 15 minutes

Notes

Toppings I tried:

Apple Chai Got to http://faithfueledmoms.com/pecan-chai-date-bars/ for my chai spice recipe

Strawberry-Blueberry Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Chocolate Chip-Walnut Chocolate Chip-Almond Blueberry

Nutrition Facts:

Carbs 20g Protein 7g Fat 2g Cholesterol 32mg Fiber 5g

Macros: Carbs 20g Protein 7g Fat 2g

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24 comments to Protein Blender Muffins: Back-To-School Time Saver

  • Ivanna  says:

    These sound yummy. Your kids are close in age to mine. Having something they can take quickly on the go that is healthy is always a plus.

    • De  says:

      They are it’s a nice age gap. Having on the go is my current reality its nice to have a healthy option.

  • rachaellbeers  says:

    I love grab and go breakfasts! We homeschool, but we are still on a timeline to get into the classroom and out of the kitchen. This is some good stuff! Great post!

    • De  says:

      I’m glad that you can use this and it’s really simple and easy to make too. Saves time on both ends. Enjoy!

  • Mihaela Echols  says:

    Those look sooo good!

    • De  says:

      Thank you so much!

  • Brittney Moses  says:

    This is so smart and they look great! Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll have to try this.

    • De  says:

      I hope you do and thank you!

  • Michelle  says:

    So convenient for busy mornings! I can’t wait to give these a try for busy school mornings, or to grab on my way to a long run or race! Thanks for sharing!

    • De  says:

      Just the fuel everyone needs!Enjoy!

  • tara8910  says:

    I have been looking for something like this–quick and healthy. Thanks!

    • De  says:

      I was too! I am glad I can help another Mom out!

  • mariewikle  says:

    Grab and go is so important for busy school morning! plus they look amazing!

    • De  says:

      Yes, I hate that it’s like that but it has to be in this season. Thank you very much!

  • A. Renee  says:

    I love being able to grab and go too!! These look delicious!

    • Megan Elford  says:

      Ooh, these look so yummy! I bet they taste so good, and keep you filled til lunch!

      • De  says:

        Yes, the oats make them very filling.

    • De  says:

      Yes, they’re becoming crutch and they freeze well too.

  • Kristi  says:

    Oh these look amazing and delicious! This is going on the recipe list of things my kids can make. Thanks for sharing!

    • De  says:

      Awesome! It was fun baking with my girls.

  • FitFaith Life  says:

    These look and sound so delicious! This is a must try for my busy mornings! Thanks for sharing!

    • De  says:

      I hope helps you get out the door faster and healthier.

  • Emily Swanson  says:

    I love how the muffins are studded with fruit! 🙂

    • De  says:

      Thank you! It was fun finding toppings with the girls.

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