Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

It is pretty rare for me to post recipes that aren’t my own creation. Really, the recipe development is my favorite part of this whole blogging thing. I love when an idea pops in my head, I make it happen, take a picture, write about it, post it here, and then hear what you guys think. I love it, it is super satisfying that a little thought I had becomes a reality in your kitchen. I love it even more when you comment, post on instagram or tell me on Facebook. You guys make my day over and over. And for that, I am so super grateful!

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

Today’s muffins were not my idea, they were Averie’s. She had me at peanut butter and banana, but when I realized there was no flour in these I was sold! Gluten free flour can get pretty pricey so if I can make muffins for breakfast that have absolutely NONE in it, I am game! I did alter the recipe a bit because I needed twelve big filling muffins.

Your probably wondering what makes a muffin a muffin if there isn’t anything to bake with! Turns out, magical things happen when you blend up a couple of well chosen ingredients. These little guys are full of ripe bananas, peanut butter, honey, protein powder, chocolate chips, and a bit of baking powder. Just toss all of your ingredients right into your blender, give it a whirl and your nearly done!

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

I love that they are basic pantry staples you probably already have on hand. And I don’t know about you, but I find my self almost always having a couple extra ripe bananas around! Now, finally a recipe to use them up that isn’t banana bread! :)

Just in case your looking for a quick, easy and healthy snack keep this one in mind. We loved it for breakfast with a big tall glass of milk, but you could also leave out the chocolate chips and have an excellent road trip snack! Easy to pack and no mess!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins
Cuisine: Breakfast, Snack
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
  • 2 large brown bananas
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender. Blend mixture approximately 30-45 seconds or until completely smooth.
  3. Using a spatula or spoon lightly stir in the chocolate chips
  4. Spray a standard muffin tin with cooking spray and scoop batter into muffin tin (I use an ice cream scoop)
  5. Bake 12-14 minutes or until muffins have set.

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

Recipe inspired by and adapted from Averie Cooks.

39 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

  1. Mmmm, those look delicious! Can’t go wrong with peanut butter in muffins. :) They look adorable, especially with chocolate chips! :D

  2. I agree with you 100%, I rarely post other people’s recipes because making your own and ”putting it out there” is so satisfying. But thanks for sharing this recipe, they sure do look good!

  3. Allison says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I am so intrigued by the fact that there’s no flour in them -unless I’m reading it wrong lol. What a deliciously peanuty way to eat more protein!

  4. I love how simple the ingredients are in these muffins! Peanut butter and banana are my favorite combination together, and making these gluten free seem even better!

    • Maebells says:

      Mine too! I think this is going to become my go to for a quick healthy snack! I love that all of the ingredients are things you probably already have on hand!

  5. I love this idea! Amazing that these have no flour! Miracle! What kind of protein powder do you use?

    • Maebells says:

      Hey Natalie! I used Myofusion in the peanut butter flavor, it just happened to be what I had on hand. But I would imagine anything would work! It is the same protein powder I use for the peanut butter granola bars on the site. It is pretty darn good in stuff but I don’t like to drink it by itself. Ha! :)

  6. They look awesome. I really enjoy your pictures! :)
    And the recipe sounds too easy to be true. But that just means that I should try for myself. :)

  7. Cindy says:

    Wow, no flour muffins?! Very interesting. They look great. I’m loving those melty chocolate chips!

  8. Holy Yum! I need some of these! Your pictures are wonderful.

  9. Hannah says:

    Oh hells bells these look incredible. 5* from me

  10. dina says:

    they look great! i love high protein snacks!

  11. Jamie says:

    These muffins are every bit as amazing as they look (and so quick and simple!), thank you so much for sharing! My husband and I have been bringing these along on hikes this past week, and they’ve been perfect! Every time I eat one, I’m still in awe that there’s no flour included, they have a wonderfully moist and cakey texture. I have a feeling these are going to be an instant staple in my kitchen repertoire– thank you again for posting!!

    • Maebells says:

      Jamie, I love love love getting feedback! I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed this. These are great snacks for hiking! They pack a nutritional punch and are easy to take with you! I am working on some other flourless, healthy treats, hopefully they turn out as good as this one! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know what you think! :)

  12. Jenni says:

    I don’t have any honey on hand, is it ok to use brown sugar and how much would i use to substitute? Would it taste different with brown sugar?

    • Maebells says:

      Hi Jenni! I have only made them as written. I am not sure it would work the same with brown sugar, since honey is a liquid and sugar is a solid. I would guess the only real substitution would be maple syrup.

  13. Allison says:

    Any idea what the carb count in these muffins might be?? Making them for a gluten intolerant/type 1 diabetic, minus the chocolate chips. Thanks!

  14. Krystel says:

    Hi there, is there anything I could use to substitute the protein powder? Thanks!

  15. Cynthia says:

    What a treat! These muffins look so delicious. I really want to try them now. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  16. Bonnie Traynor says:

    I just made these muffins and I used regular chocolate chips so the tops sunk a bit but the texture is nice and the taste is good. I just wonder if I add a bit of almond flour if it would make them “fluffier”. What are your thoughts?

  17. Amy says:

    These look delicious! What is the points value of the peanut butter substitute? Can’t wait to try them!

  18. Jen B says:

    Are the chocolate chips necessary to make these taste good? Would they be sweet enough without them? I’m not really a fan of chocolate chips in my muffins (I know, crazy)

    • Maebells says:

      Hi Jen! I would say without the chocolate chips these are lightly sweet muffins. You still have the sweetness from the honey and the peanut butter so they will definitely still taste great, just not as sweet without the chocolate! I hope that helps!

  19. Stephanie F says:

    Could you substitute the honey for a sugar substitute such as stevia?

    • Maebells says:

      You could certainly try Stephanie! However I have only made it as written. One thing to keep in mind if you try, the honey is a liquid and the stevia is a powder, so you may need to add a little water or milk to accommodate. I would guess 2-3 tablespoons of liquid would do the trick. I think the taste and texture should be fairly similar.

  20. […] very busy fellows this winter I have been working on good grab and go recipes. I really love these peanut butter protein muffins, but I have been experimenting with other muffins that are packed with protein. I have got to tell […]

  21. MarGal says:

    Just what I was looking for for my 18-yo son’s cross-country road trip! I’m going to leave out the choc chips and put a few almonds on top. Thank you for sharing!

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