Pear and Chocolate Protein Muffins

Pear and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins

Thick, chewy and hearty protein muffins that are packed with delicious chocolate flavour and sweetened with juicy pears. These make great pre or post-workout snacks or as part of a vegan and gluten-free breakfast. They are quick to make and come together in one bowl.

These Pear and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins came together one cold-but-supposed-to-be-summer morning when I craved something warm for breakfast. I was set on a chocolate and pear combination and thought I was going down the baked oats route when I thought how fun it would be to make them into muffins instead. Cake for breakfast mid-week felt like such an extravagance and a treat but really, these are exactly what you’d put in your oats.

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In that sense, these muffins aren’t light, fluffy and cakey like my Peanut Butter and Blueberry Muffins just to burst that bubble. Nevertheless, these muffins are totally delicious and crave-able but do enjoy them for breakfast. That said, they are great spread thickly with nut butter and eaten with a cup of tea in the afternoon. As they are quite hearty, they also travel well and won’t crumble in your bag too much if you are enjoying them on the go.

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The only sweetness comes from the grated pear which has so much juicy goodness. Keep the skin on to keep in all the fibre and save a little bit for some decoration on top, too. Stir in the oats, chocolate protein powder, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, baking powder, more cacao powder for that real chocolate flavour and some coconut flour for a great chewy and moist texture. I love using coconut flour, but it does have a very unusual texture, so you won’t be able to change this for regular flour in the same quantities.

These Pear and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins really are so easy, and they smell delicious as they bake. The key is to allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin or silicone cupcake liners (that I used) as they are delicate straight out of the oven. Serve them with yoghurt and chocolate sauce for a delicious breakfast or snack, enjoy with a shake post-workout or with a cup of tea and scoop of ice cream as a dessert.

Pear and Chocolate Protein Muffins | nourishingamy.com

I hope you will love having cake for breakfast and that these Pear and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins will become a delicious new bake of yours. They come together in half an hour, taste chocolate-y rich and are only sweetened naturally. They are vegan, gluten-free and insanely delicious plus they are packed with fibre and protein and can be nut-free, too!

If you are looking for more quick breakfast bakes, how about my Chocolate Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal, 3 Ways with Baked Oats, Pear Ginger and Date Porridge or Ultimate Banana Bread.

Pear and Chocolate Protein Muffins

  • Servings: 5-6 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Thick, chewy and hearty protein muffins that are packed with delicious chocolate flavour and sweetened with juicy pears. These make great pre or post-workout snacks or as part of a vegan and gluten-free breakfast. They are quick to make and come together in one bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 large pear
  • 40g oats
  • 30g chocolate protein powder (or vanilla flavour)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 25ml cashew milk (or other milk for nut-free option)
  • To serve: yoghurt, fruit, chocolate sauce

Directions


1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and line a muffin tray with 6 cases. Cut off a small chunk of the pear for topping and leave to one side. Grate the rest of the pear and transfer the fruit and all the juices to a bowl. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
2. Add all the ingredients to the grated pear and stir until thick and combined.
3. Slice the leftover pear into small chunks.
4. Divide the muffin batter between 5-6 muffin cases and top with a couple of pieces of pear.
5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool slightly before carefully removing them from the muffin tin or liners and enjoy warm or cold.
Pear and Chocolate Protein Muffins

Pear and Chocolate Protein Muffins

I can’t wait to hear what you think of these Pear and Chocolates Protein Muffins – let me know your thoughts below. I love to see your creations so do tag me – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With protein muffin love x

5 thoughts on “Pear and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Muffins

  1. sophielol says:

    First comment as always. Delicious your Pear and chocolate muffins are! Super photography as always and I so want to make muffins to have fir breakfast- what a treat you are so right. I so want to know where you can buy silicone cupcake cases from and are they dishwasher safe though? I have been on s hunt for the silicone cupcake cases, Super photography as always and your presentation is literally on point all the time. Wish I could cook like you 🤗🌱xxxx So sorry I haven’t commented in ages on your blog and Instagram I have been on hols and taking a break from social media

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