COVID-19 has given me time to create a laundry list of to-dos, and come up with more recipes than I know what to do with. In the past, I scoured the internet looking for inspiration for the perfect protein muffin. Some recipes were far too complicated, while others simply seemed too dry. Some days, I would draft up a recipe, cover myself in the required PPE, and make my way to the apocalyptic grocery store — only to find that they didn’t have what I needed anyway. So, I got creative and this is what I came up with! To my surprise, it worked out well.
My dad was in town for the last week and he so kindly helped me chip away at the ever-growing to-do list I mentioned earlier. The day prior to testing this recipe out, he decided that he would attempt to hang the massive moose head that is (still) sitting on my office floor. This task, of course, required a stud finder. After digging the stud finder out of my train wreck of a garage (don’t worry, it, too, has made its way on to the honey do list), I had to listen to my father run around the house screaming, “You know how I know this thang works?” BEEEEEEEEP. BEEEEP. BEEEEEEEP screeched from the small device as he held it to his chest — which was quickly followed by his infectious laughter. Like most of his jokes, it was funny the first time and by the 30th, it lost its zing.
While I stirred the quinoa yesterday, the image of my dad and the stud finder came to mind. Now, here we are with protein packed blueberry stud muffins. I hope you enjoy them!
Blueberry Stud Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
4 Tbsp coconut oil
6 Tbsp honey
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup Level-1 Blueberry Muffin Protein Powder
**You can purchase it here: https://1stphorm.com/products/level-1/?a_aid=leftlegless
1 banana, mashed
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 and generously grease muffin tins. Combine the uncooked quinoa and coconut milk in a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium and cook the quinoa until all of the milk is absorbed. Let cool. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil and honey in the microwave until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and mix well. Add the protein powder, banana, and blueberries. It is important to ensure everything is mixed evenly. The honey will rest on the bottom as it cools so mix often and consistently. Distribute batter to muffin tins. Bake for 17-19 minutes. ** I bake at 7000 ft so the times may vary for you.