12 Days of Chocolate - Protein Mini Muffins

I took my basic Mini Chocolate Protein Muffin recipe and made 12 variations. They make a perfect grab and go breakfast (toss a couple in a snack sized Ziploc) maybe pair it with my Chocolate Covered Cherry or Candy Cane Protein Shake.

I love to take a couple with me when I'm going to coffee with pals since Starbucks has NOTHING for us in their bakery case when everyone is gobbling up goodies I can breakout my healthier delicious treat (but better bring extras to share, non-ops love them too.)

Shelly's 12 Days of Chocolate Protein Mini Muffins

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
Pinch salt

Mix egg, milk, syrup and oil (applesauce or cottage cheese can sub for oil but 1 T divided between 12 muffins is really not a lot) and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, cocoa, protein powder (1 scoop = approx 1/4 cup) and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined. Pour into a non stick mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with Pam.

Add something from the topping list to each one. Not too much. 1 cherry, 1 malted milk ball, 1/4 teaspoon peanut butter, sprinkle of coffee, 1/2 a strawberry, etc. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

12 Toppings

Frozen Cherry
Unsweetened Coconut
Peanut Butter
Sugar Free Orange Marmalade
Sugar Free Candy Cane/Starlight Peppermints, crushed
Sugar Free Malted Milk Ball
Macadamia Nuts
Sugar Free Caramel Topping
Instant Coffee Crystals
Frozen Strawberry

I couldn't decide which was my ❤ favorite.

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