Sunday, April 11, 2021

Weight loss recipes 2 diet 4: Banana bread protein breakfast muffins

Do you stifle a yawn when you see "weight loss recipes"? Some diet recipes are pretty ho-hum, and blech to boot. Like the steel cut oat bars I made the other day. Even my thieving kittens wouldn't try them. And it's very important to have tasty diet foods, if you're trying to beat obesity, like me. Part of how I lost 100 pounds was to concoct recipes that are neither yucky nor boring. Here's one for banana bread
protein muffins that are 2 diet 4! 

I'm a self-avowed muffin lover, especially breakfast muffins. But I think we all know that muffins are anathema to weight loss, crammed with sugar, bad fat and mostly useless carbs. So if I want to avoid muffin top and still enjoy muffins, I need low-sugar, lowfat and fiber and protein forward ones. Oh, did I mention these are also gluten free? 

Weight loss friendly protein muffins

2 mashed bananas

3/4 cup coconut flour (gluten free, good for you saturated fat)

6 eggs (or 4 eggs and half cup milled flax seed omit this if you're making gluten free breakfast muffins)

2 teaspoons blue agave syrup

1/3 cup hemp hearts

teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup whole milk Greek yogurt

6 T melted coconut oil

teaspoon vanilla

teaspoon cinnamon

half teaspoon nutmeg

half teaspoon allspice

Blend and place in 12 muffin pan sprayed with non-stick pan spray and bake at 350 for 25 ish minutes. For banana bread, bake in loaf pan for 55 ish minutes. Muffins will be pretty moist. I'm not sure exactly on the calorie count but it's about half that of regular muffins, plus they're super filling and that's important in fighting obesity! You will have to fight off not only pets but non-dieting humans too!

These are my two little monsters, Moishe and Mordecai. They have nothing to do with this post and were more hindrance than help in making the banana bread, but I thought you might like to see them LOL

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