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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recipe: Healthy Coffee Protein Muffins

Grain Free Coffee Protein Muffins | grain free, gluten free, paleo, low fat, low carb, refined sugar free

I have to apologise for being a little distant from the blog over the past couple of weeks. 

You see, things are craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy busy in the SIL world and I've hardly had a chance to sit down and relax - let alone work on recipes or put together a blog post. 

My to-do list is a mile long and I'm in and out of the door like a yo-yo - but you know what that means?

Girl needs snacks. 

Actually, I always need snacks, but lately I've needed portable ones so each time I've had a spare moment to myself I've been whipping up a bunch of protein muffins to freeze for a quick and easy snack option. 

Low Carb Coffee Protein Muffins | grain free, gluten free, paleo, low fat, low carb, refined sugar free

But when a girl in need of protein packed snacks also loves her coffee, you combine the two and get the most delicious Coffee Protein Muffin Recipe - and that's what I'm sharing with you today!

They're soft, moist, delicious and full of coffee flavour whilst also being jam packed with protein. 

Each muffin has around 8g of protein whilst being low carb, refined sugar free, flourless/grain free (even paleo, if you use a paleo protein powder!) and gluten free and each muffin clocks in at around 125 calories so they're the perfect snack or dessert option.

The secret to making perfect low carb, high protein muffins? Silicone muffin tins

Whilst regular muffin tins work too, silicone muffin tins make it easy to bake and pop out your muffins as sometimes they can stick to the bottom of a regular muffin tin if they haven't been greased well. 

Don't have silicone muffin tins? Be sure to grease your tins really well or use paper muffin/cupcake case instead!

But enough yapping, right? You came here for the recipe, right?!

So let me share the recipe with you! >>

Muffins, High Protein, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Paleo
Yield: 8 muffins or 1 small cake

Coffee Protein Muffins

These Coffee Protein Muffins pack a protein punch with around 8g protein per muffin and only 125 calories. They are also gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, low carb, low fat and can even be paleo!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins


  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal/almond flour
  • 1/4 cup/1 scoop protein powder *see notes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (60g) plain greek yogurt (fat free/low fat/full fat all work!)
  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 shot coffee, brewed
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup **see notes


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C/355F
  2. Grease and/or line your muffin tins and set aside. We highly recommend using silicone muffin tins to stop sticking but be sure to lightly grease them as well as it makes it easier to get your muffins out!
  3. Combine all of your ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, mixing until all ingredients are incorporated and your mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour your muffin mix into your muffin tins, filling each well 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on the depth of your muffin tins and leave to cool completely before carefully removing your muffins from the tin.
  6. These muffin will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge, however, we prefer them kept in the fridge! You can also freeze them in airtight ziplock bags where they'll keep for months.


*You can use your favourite protein powder. We used unflavoured protein powder from iHerb. If you're wanting these to be paleo, be sure to use a paleo protein powder. 
**If you're using a sweetened protein powder, you may want to use only 2 tbsp maple syrup.
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    And are you currently feeling super busy or are you just going with the flow?

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    1. Hey, just saw your recipe and I want to try it but exactly how much is a shot of coffee? thanks!

    2. Hi! I want to try the recipe, but they need to be completely paleo. Would substituting the Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt change of the composition of the muffin?

      1. It shouldn't do! If the yogurt is really runny you may just need to add some extra almond flour :)

    3. Hi. Do you have the "nutrition facts"? Thanks.

      1. Hey there! I don't, however, you can use an app like MyFitnessPal to find out the exact nutritional info for the ingredients you use :)

    4. Just made a batch. Very good!! I used instant espresso (1/4 tsp powder dissolved in 2 Tbsp warm water) and will probably increase powder to 1/2 tsp. Also, only had chocolate protein powder. Will definitely make again.

    5. I had leftover Hazelnut Coffee today. It was a little weak so I added Hazelnut Mocha & chopped Hazel Nuts And I doubled the recipe but other than that I stuck to the origional recipe. These are very Good & going in the freezer when cool for the Adults Thanksgiving Breakfast Muffin. Thankyou for a Great Recipe. I only make low carb high protein muffins & Loved finding a New to me recipe.

    6. I am allergic to almonds what other flour would you recommend?

      1. Can you eat hazelnuts? Hazelnut meal/flour/ground hazelnuts would work instead.

    7. Your recipe says: 2-2 tbsp maple syrup **see notes
      How much is that, and there’s nothing in the notes regarding the maple syrup.

      1. Sorry for the confusion! It should say 2-3 tbsp. The notes are as follows:
        **If you're using a sweetened protein powder, you may want to use only 2 tbsp maple syrup.


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