Healthy Muffins for Kids (With Chocolate Chips & Protein!)

Healthy muffins for kids are a must and these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

Healthy Muffins for kids

Muffins are a kid-favorite food and if you’re looking for a kid-friendly way to amp up your kids’ protein intake, these pumpkin chocolate chip protein muffins are just the fix!

What I love about this recipe is it’s made with protein powder and almond meal so they’re both gluten-free and a good source of protein. They are healthy muffins for my kids that I like to make at the beginning of the week, store them in an airtight container or freeze your muffins and use for breakfast or afternoon snack.

How to Make Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Before you make these protein muffins you should know that it’s a good idea to start with a high-quality protein powder that DOES NOT contain whey.

While whey protein goes great in smoothies and shakes, it’s not a good idea for baked goods especially muffins, brownies, cupcakes, etc. The result is a hard, dense unedible thing and that’s no bueno.

I recommend an all natural pea protein.

The recipe also calls for 1 cup of pumpkin puree and you know what that means? You’ll have about 1/2 cup of extra pumpkin puree on your hands, so here are a few ways to use up those pumpkin leftovers, that is, if you don’t want to freeze it.

No pumpkin puree in the pantry? No worries, sub it with 1 cup mashed bananas and you’ll still have some incredibly moist and delicious muffins.

My Best Protein Muffin Recipe for Lunches

As much as we love muffins for breakfast, they taste just as amazing for LUNCH! And any of these healthy muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, and lunch.

Pair them with sliced fruit, veggies, rolled turkey slices, or hard-boiled eggs and you have a complete meal. Here are a few of our favorites:

Muffins for lunch

Muffins for lunch

If you need more awesome and simple lunch ideas like this one, check out this week’s Classic Meal Plan Menu Our members love that it simplifies the whole meal planning and meal prep by using a simple, 5-day menu and complete shopping list. So make sure to grab a sample here.

Alright, I won’t hold you back any longer! It’s time to bake! What are some of your favorite ways to get more protein in your day?

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Healthy muffins for kids are a must and these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.

  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 8 Muffins 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder, pea or soy-based
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 count muffin tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine vanilla protein, baking powder, almond flour. Add eggs, honey, pumpkin, and water, and mix until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide the batter amongst the greased muffin tin and bake for 22-25 minutes. Check for doneness around minute 22, by inserting a toothpick in the middle. Remove from oven when toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Allow muffins to cool down to room temperature. Store in refrigerator up to a week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 7.9g
  • Sodium: 48.7mg
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2g
  • Fiber: 4.5g

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.