Apple Banana Hemp Protein Muffins

Yes, hemp protein comes from the marijuana plant, but don’t worry the plant seed contains no mind-altering substances. Actually, the seed is a great source of protein and healthy fat. Hemp protein contains all nine essential amino acids! It contains calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and iron. The fiber in hemp protein keeps your digestion and colon healthy. Hemp protein has omega-3 fatty acids, which help support heart health and brain development. Hemp protein is especially good for vegans, and those allergic to whey or soy and want a raw protein supplement. Experts say hemp protein is safe to consume during pregnancy. Dr. Oz has a great pregnancy shake that contains hemp protein.

I really like this recipe because you can alter it in many ways by using the same core ingredients and adding nuts, veggies, or dried fruit. You don’t need to use any oils, butter, or sugar either! In the picture, I sprinkle cinnamon on the top because I love the flavor.

Ingredients:
11/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup hemp protein powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 bananas (ripe)
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup organic apple juice
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup finely grated zucchini (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners
2. Combine the flour, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl
3. Place the bananas, honey, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar in a blender or mixing bowl and blend until smooth.
4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and then fold in the zucchini, walnuts, and any other dried fruit you want.
5. Evenly distribute the mixture into the 12 lined muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes
6. Cool muffins on a wire wrack

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