If you have kids, there’s probably a good chance you have bananas. Bananas are all the rage until one or two starts to turn brown… and then they are shunned. At least that’s what happens in my house. So, I’ve gotten pretty used to finding different ways to use those “unwanted” bananas. I put them in smoothies, I mash them up and stir them into yogurt… but the thing I love most to do with bananas that are past their prime is to bake with them. I used to just follow the basic Betty Crocker recipe, but over the years I’ve branched out and started looking for healthy ways to get more bang for my buck (i.e.: protein). The result? Protein packed, Paleo approved, gluten-free… Banana Walnut Muffins! The secret? Add bone broth protein powder
What is Bone Broth Protein?
If you’re not familiar with bone broth protein, let me enlighten you on its many potential health benefits. One heaping scoop of bone broth protein is less than a hundred calories and contains 20 GRAMS OF PROTEIN. That means you’ll full and satisfied for a longer periods of time. But, that’s not all. Studies show that bone broth protein is rich in collagen which may help maintain youthful looking skin. It also contains glucosamine and chondroitin, which may help relieve chronic joint pain that typically comes with aging.
Try This Banana Walnut Muffin Recipe
2 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
1 large egg
½ cup smooth almond butter
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (if you need a gluten-free option, check your local grocery store)
2 scoops bone broth protein powder (available from any health food store)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your muffin tin. Silicone works best, but if you don’t have a silicone tin, just make sure you either line the cups with paper liners or spray them with a non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas, add the egg, applesauce, and honey. Mix well but too much. You want to leave a few chunks of banana in the batter.
- Add the almond butter to banana mixture and stir to combine.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, bone broth protein powder, and the cinnamon. Stir.
- Pour the banana mixture into the dry mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until well blended and smooth, except for any banana chunks.
- Bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool completely before serving.
We hope you enjoy this fun protein-packed recipe! There are so many other ways to pack in the protein using bone broth protein too. Get in the kitchen and start experimenting today. You could even start a bone broth food diary of your newfound health journey. Good luck, and happy eating!