Chocolate Chip Protein “English Muffin”

by danielle on December 14, 2012

It’s finally Friday! I got a request after posting my workouts on WIAW to keep posting them. So I’m listening. Yesterday’s workout was tough on the cardio side but it ended up being a super fun WOD!

We started off with strength…full squat snatch 3X1 (that’s 3 sets of 1 rep in case you’re not familiar with CrossFit or rep schemes)

  • I worked up to 5 X 1 at 90 lbs and ending up wishing I had tried for 95 or 100. There’s always next time…

WOD was 21-18-15-12-9-6-3

  • Ground to Overhead with a 25 lb plate
  • Following each round we did 5 burpees and 30 double unders.

I ended up finishing in 11:39. I ended up loving the GTO and hating the double unders towards the end. They’re always frustrating for me but I ended up getting them in sets of 10 pretty much every round.

This morning I’m off early to teach spin. I always look forward to my Friday spin class! Since we’re talking about morning workouts why not share a breakfast recipe?

Mornings are usually a bit chaotic for me. I often get up, take Sophie out and get her breakfast then break into emails, read blogs, and work on my nutrition practice. I do always make time for breakfast. No reason not to kick start your metabolism off for the day. Here is a recipe that is perfect for those crazy mornings. This recipe is far from an English muffin but it is gluten free, a quick and easy breakfast, and contains a little chocolate! What more can you ask for?! Why then am I calling it an English Muffin? I think it looks like one! Really that is my only reasoning! Try it out and let me know what you think!

chocolate chip protein muffin

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbs. protein (I used Perfect Fit)
  • 2 tbs. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tbs. enjoy life chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Mix all your ingredients in a mug sprayed with olive oil spray.
  2. Microwave 3-4 minutes.
  3. Done!

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I loved mine topped with a little almond butter. Perfect breakfast and I felt like I was eating dessert! Plus it kept me full for hours!

I’ve been enjoying this recipe for a while and just recently discovered another favorite that is even simpler! All I do is mix together these ingredients in a coffee mug:

  • 2 tbs. of perfect fit protein (or almond flour)
  • 1 small mashed banana (the riper the better)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking power
  • 1 egg

Microwave 3 minutes on high and enjoy. Easy breakfast at it’s best.

chocolate chip protein mug cake

 

Topped with some almond butter or sunflower seed butter this the perfect breakfast and usually holds me over all morning until after CrossFit.

What’s your favorite “dessert for breakfast” meal?

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance December 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

I looks strikingly like an English Muffin! I love how simple the recipe is–can’t beat that!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Michelle!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl December 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Not only does this look like a great breakfast, but it also looks like the perfect snack. I love how easy it is!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

It would be a great snack too! Thanks Kim!

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Kristen@Change of Pace December 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

That really does look like an english muffin! I can’t wait to try it!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hope you like it Kristen!

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Rach December 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

What is that Perfect Fit protein like? Normally vegan proteins are funky to me and flop my stomach so I stick to whey since its so neutral and “simple” and easy to digest. BUT whey has disadvantages too. I live in Canada, so I worry the shipping on Perfect Fit would be ridiculous. Know of any way to purchase products if in Canada that are CHEAP (and other more affordable maybe protein powders?).

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I love perfect fit. It tastes great and has very few ingredients. Definitely shouldn’t bother your stomach but only you know your body best. Unfortunately I’m in Boston so I don’t know of any good proteins available in Canada.

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Linz @ Itz Linz December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

smoothies remind me of dessert for breakfast!! especially when chocolate is involved!!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Yes! It’s like ice cream for breakfast :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

These both look so good! I love anything sweet for breakfast. Egg white banana oatmeal with soy nut butter is my favourite. :D

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Sounds delicious Chelsea!

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Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers December 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I’ve never thought to make my own English muffins. They sound yummy!

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Kierston December 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Yummers! I haven’t had an English Muffin in forever! I must get some for the holidays :)

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Chelsa December 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Yum! I haven’t bought protein in a while. I wonder if almond flour would work?

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Yes I’ve made it with almond flour before too! I would just add some cinnamon and vanilla extract for flavor. You actually might like perfect fit protein, it’s vegan, gluten free, and organic (there’s only like 5 ingredients in it!)

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots December 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

sounds amazing! I cannot wait to make this!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Yay! Hope you like it!

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Kaitlin December 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Do you think this would work with whey protein? I know whey can make certain recipes a little tough and rubbery.

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I’d give it a try! I bet it would be fine because you’re not using too much of it!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Oh these look so deliciously doughy, and chocolate for breakfast is a definite win in my books :D Back in the day when I could still eat oatmeal, my favorite dessert type breakfast was banana oatmeal topped with AB and chocolate pudding. Definitely put a smile on my face that lasted for the rest of the day.

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Chocolate pudding for breakfast would make me pretty happy too ;)

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Lisa December 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

It totally looks like an english muffin! That’s awesome. They look so fluffy too, love the sounds of it! Mmm…I’d say any type of oat bran with fruit is kind of dessert like tasting. I guess it depends how you make it! It really takes it to the next level when you add coconut flour.

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Thanks Lisa! That sounds amazing with coconut flour added!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

that sounds delicious!! my favorite sweet breakfasts are yogurt bowls!

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danielle December 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I love yogurt bowls with cereal too!

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Danielle December 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I cannot have eggs . Is there a good substitute that I can use? Maybe a “flax egg”?

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danielle December 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

yes I would try out a flax egg. Should work perfect!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear December 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

oh wow that sounds SO easy!

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danielle December 15, 2012 at 12:01 am

Thanks Jess. Hope you like it!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

My favorite “dessert for breakfast” meal is peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes!

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danielle December 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Sounds awesome Hannah!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset December 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

Mmm this does sounds glorious Danielle, consistently great ideas come from your lovely self :) And I would have to say blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes/waffles are a perfect dessert for breakfast!

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danielle December 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Tessa! So nice to have you back!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables December 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I’m making this for breakfast right now!!

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danielle December 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Hope you enjoyed it Brittany!

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Christina December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I just made these for breakfast!!! ummm can i say amazing!? and so simple too!! I used soy flour instead of almond flour and it worked just as well!! YUM!

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danielle December 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

So happy you loved them! Always awesome to hear some great feedback!

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Alex January 31, 2013 at 1:07 am

This was delicious! Very much like an english muffin. I topped mine with PB2 and raspberry chia seed jam. Very good and very filling. Thank you for a great recipe!

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danielle January 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

So glad you liked it :)

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Linda May 12, 2013 at 1:14 am

Hi,
What’s the secret? mine just exploded in microwave?

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