Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins & 2019 Recap
Updated: Feb 27
First things first, #soulwork in the kitchen.
Song I'm Feelin':
Words to Get Me Thinkin':
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. -Buddha
Most mornings I wake up hun-gry, and these are a good grab to have with coffee. These muffins were very simple to make, and have the fiber, protein and fat that a breakfast should have. I adapted the recipe from The Farmhouse Movement recipe.
Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins Recipe
*To make oat flour: Measure out 1 1/2 C rolled oats, and blend in food processor or high-speed blender. You can also buy oat flour, buuut this is cheaper and easier.
*For the protein powder, it is best to use a good quality, plant-based protein powder. OWYN (click!) is my favorite because it doesn't have artificial sweeteners, it's nut-free, it tastes good, annnd it has a boost of fruit, vegetable, and seed nutrients! Can buy on their website or Amazon. com. Other options to find locally: Simple Truth, Orgain, Garden of Life, or Vega to name a few. Or, just use what you have. :)
This recipe makes 9 regular-sized muffins.
What You Need:
-1 C mashed, ripe banana: I didn't have any week-old bananas and the store's bananas were all green, so I used one bunch of the baby red bananas (so cute!).
-1 egg, beaten
-4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
-3 Tbsp. melted & cooled coconut oil or butter
-1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (I used @edie.etta! #TheBest)
-3/4 C oat flour
-1/2 C protein powder (I used OWYN Chocolate Protein Powder)
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/2 C 72% dark chocolate chips (...0r 60%+)
What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin pan or place muffin liners in tin.
2. Mash banana in bowl with fork. Beat in egg. Add maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and melted (but cooled off) coconut oil or butter.
3. Mix together the oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and protein powder. Add to wet ingredients. Mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Using an icecream scoop, fill scoop and plop into each liner.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.
6. Let cool. Cover or place in airtight container. Good for four days.
When ready to eat, I highly recommend a scoop of Sunbutter (or whatever nut/seed butter you enjoy), some fresh fruit, and a cup of hot coffee to go with it. Mmm!
Now, go yee the haw before the haw yees you!
2019 Recap & 2020 Visions
My quote is: "You are entirely up to you."
My words are: Intention. Trust.
2019 was a big year; I wasn't sure how it'd end and I had lots of uncomfortable days, but it was full of life and a really good year --
Thank you sweet baby Jesus and all my lucky stars above.
My 2019 Spotify Top 10:
1. House is a Building by Anderson East
2. The World by Brent Cobb
3. House Fire by Tyler Childers
4. The Bones by Maren Morris
5. Devil in Me by Anderson East
6. All Around You by Sturgill Simpson
7. Shine on Rainy Day by Brent Cobb
8. This Too Shall Last by Anderson East
9. Young Forever by Ona
10. Country Bound by Brent Cobb
Favorite Food of 2019:
Quote to sum up 2019:
"Trust your gut. Follow your heart. Do the work."
Highs: The highs were worth the lowest lows, and I needed the lows for the highs!
-Learning to trust my life & embrace who I am (the good and the bad)
-Appreciating and loving Zach, our relationship, our pasts, and our dreams more
-FINALLY living under the same roof, in WV, with Zach! A decade-old dream come true
-Zach passing the BAR
-Watching Zach graduate law school
-Getting a job that I didn't plan on getting, but is so good for me AND I'm proud to say where I work (& Z, too!) *We got job offers the same. exact. week, what?!?
-Baby Bayne and Baby Cru being born, and both ended 2019 strong and well! <3
-Fall weekend trip with Z!!!
-Being HOME for the holidays
-Visiting Stones 2.0 in South Carolina
-27 hours of bliss in Snowshoe with Z&E&E
-Seeing where I live with new eyes, seeing beauty where I once didn't #Perspective
-Being near family & friends again
-Living in my old bedroom all spring/summer. Completely remodeling a house(s) with my Dad... Remodeling part of a house in a week with Zach and Dad (These all felt like a low at times, but it was a rewarding experience!)
-Mom's surprise birthday party at the farm
-Hitting a breaking point in Columbus and deciding to move back home earlier than planned with just my gut feeling and hope... Yikes! #LowestLow
-Stress from being away from Zach/driving back and forth weekly
-Frustration with things not going as planned and people disappointing me
-Anxiety that continued from two years ago. Anxiety from unknown (jobs, where we would live, test results, figuring myself out, etc.)
-Stress from juggling part-time jobs and Z being in school
-Getting upset about acne...
-The flu... Shew!
-A couple bad hangovers... S/o to Wendy's
& everything in between! <3
Beautiful Little Moments of 2019: