Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Protein Muffins

Um…yes please!

Collagen peptides save the day again! 

I am a huge fan of Vital Proteins collagen peptides.  I add it to everything, oatmeal, smoothies, coffee, you name it.  The one I normally use is flavorless so its easily incorporated into basically almost anything.  

When I found out there was a dark chocolate (& blackberry) flavored collagen peptides powder on the market, I HAD to have it.  I tend to be a bit chocolate obsessed at times.  I always add collagen to my morning coffee so I thought this would be my version of a cafe mocha, only with a good amount of protein!  Aside from adding it to my coffee, I felt like my options may be limited to what else I would be able to use it for since it is not flavorless like the other one I buy.

That is no longer a problem.  Yesterday, I channeled my inner Betty Crocker and got to work on testing baking recipes that would not only satisfy my chocolate cravings but also would be a great option for breakfast on-the-go or a quick post-workout snack.  

Let me introduce you to Dark Chocolate Blackberry Protein Muffins!

 

They are what dreams are made of.  Ok, maybe a bit dramatic but they definitely hit the spot.  They even passed the test of my biggest food critics, my children.  I can’t wait to try more recipes using this flavor!

Enjoy!

 

 

Dark Chocolate & Blackberry Protein Muffins
A protein packed, chocolatey muffin perfect for those on-the-go mornings or as post-workout treat
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Ingredients
  1. 2 scoops Vital Proteins dark chocolate & blackberry collagen peptides
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour
  4. 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  5. 1/2 cup applesauce
  6. 3 tablespoons egg whites
  7. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. 3 tablespoons honey
  9. 1/2 cup halved blackberries (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Grease a small muffin pan or line with muffin liners.
  5. Scoop batter into muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean
Notes
  1. You do have the option to use different types of flour (coconut, almond, etc) but you will likely have to alter the amount used based on the type you use.
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