Choc Choc Chip Pea Protein Muffins

Here’s a fantastic #naturalfuel recipe from a PSA family member, Karen Kitto, who writes a blog based around healthy and fun eating with some flavours of meditation and overall quality of life!

Go visit Karen’s blog and grab the recipe now!

Here’s an excerpt from Karen’s blog entry:

I know Easter is over but I had a few choc chips to use up. But don’t panic, these little babies are super healthy and I’ve added options to keep the sugars low if that’s important to you.

I know Easter is over but I had a few choc chips to use up. But don’t panic, these little babies are super healthy and I’ve added options to keep the sugars low if that’s important to you. We try not to get too caught up in the mega low carb craze as they’re essential for brain function and energy to get us through our busy days. The extra energy it gives us is vital when it come to getting 100% out of our workouts which in turn uses up the extra carbs we’ve ingested anyway. I know not everyone agrees with me and there is the school of thought that your body uses healthy fats as energy as well which is true. I’ve found coconut oil to be a great energy source I can’t deny that but any excuse is a good one to enjoy healthy carbs ūüėČ

I few weeks ago I went through my pantry and ground up some pepitas, sunflower seeds and flax seeds that I wanted to use up. I’ve used the mixture in these which has resulted in a nut free muffin. If nut free is not important to you then just use almond meal, the result will be the same. It is good to change things around though as the nutrients profile will be a little different. Sometimes we don’t think of these things, variety is key to getting a broad range of heathy vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. I suppose you could think of it like eating with the seasons. Another example of our overly processed and green house grown food. We can now get whatever fresh food we want any time of the year meaning that we’re not forced into consuming what nature obviously thinks we need at these different times of the year. Think root veggies and less fruit in winter and the abundance of fresh fruit and lighter veggies in summer… ūüėČ

I few weeks ago I went through my pantry and ground up some pepitas, sunflower seeds and flax seeds that I wanted to use up. I’ve used the mixture in these which has resulted in a nut free muffin.

Now, Karen has created a fantastic recipe of muffins and icing, which give you a great range in options. As well as the base recipe she has also created alternative paleo, vegan, nut-free and dairy or dairy-free versions, so this is one fantastic recipe!

  • Paleo:¬†Almond meal can be substituted for the grounds seeds.
  • Dairy:¬†Whey or sprouted brown rice protein powder can be used instead of the pea protein.
  • Vegan:¬†Make sure to use dairy free chocolate chips, raw cacao nibs, diced pitted dates or sultanas are also a good healthy substitute. Egg substitute for vegan muffins ‚Äď Soak 2 tbs ground flaxseeds in 4 tbs water for at least ¬Ĺ hr then precede with recipe remembering the finished muffins usually tend to be a bit more dense. Using the raw cacao nibs or sultanas is also another way to ensure and keep these muffins in the super healthy category, The combination of sultanas and raw cacao nibs will add the rich chocolate flavour as well as the soft, chewy bust of sweetness from the dried fruit if you combine the two.
Go visit Karen’s blog and grab the recipe now!