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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

'V' is for Vanilla

 ... as in vanilla-chocolate banana protein muffins (that's a mouth full of a name)!

Word of warning: these came out HORRIBLE! The texture was all wrong, the taste was all wrong, and I just didn't like them at all.  I was going to throw them out but the boyfriend insisted on trying one and said to just keep it... it's edible and he'll eat it if he's starving.  Geez... he makes like we have no food to survive on.

  • 1c oats, divided
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 3 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 4 tbs. chopped raw almonds
  • 0.25c cacao nibs
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 0.25c unsweetened applesauce
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 2 tbs. agave nectar
  • 1 tbs. instant coffee powder

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray muffin tin with oil and set aside.  In a food processor, blend 0.5c of oats to make oat flour. 

2.) Combine oat flour, remaining oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, salt, almonds and cacao nibs in bowl.
3.) Blend banana, applesauce, vanilla, honey, and agave in food processor until smooth.

4.)  Add wed ingredients to dry and combine well.  Pour mixture into muffin tin and bake 13 - 15 mins. **Do NOT over bake.**  Cool and store in air-tight container in refrigerator.

OMG these were horrible!  Seriously, I don't even know how to fix them to be "okay". FAIL!


Alana Jo said...

At least you tried, right?

MS. Bad Mama Jama said...

LOL! They look tasty though...

I took a class recently on the top 30 foods for a healthy body and one thing I loved about it was that she prepared about 7 recipes for us to eat and try out. Finding new recipes without having to purchase/locate the ingredients or worry about the results, was soo lovely!

affectionforfitness said...

You know, sometimes it's great to just eat a banana or slice of pineapple for dessert. This just reminds you of that fact. :D

:-) Marion

Anonymous said...

Errgh, I hate it when a recipe just doesn't work out how you want it to! Come to think of it, my last flop was muffins too!

Maren said...

Hehe, well I won't be trying these then :D

Shannon said...

Well at least they sounded good! :)


Raeesa Samizdat said...

They look good on paper :)