This was one of the best treats I have come up with in a really long time! I make these protein muffins for my husband all the time and he seriously loves them! This is shocking because he usually thinks I am crazy for some of the protein powder treats that I try. I think he doesn’t really get it because he just drinks protein powder the way it was intended to be used with water and good old fashion blender bottle! Anyway I got him to try one a while ago and now he wants me to make them pretty much every week for him!
I originally saw the recipe from a YouTube video a while ago on Leanbodylifestyle for a high protein chocolate protein cheesecake. I thought could this be real? So I tried the recipe and ended up tweaking it to my personal taste. I find that in a lot of high protein recipes they call for a lot of added truvia and other types of sweetener, but personally I don’t have that big of a sweet tooth, I would rather have something salty! So I usually skip the extra sugar substitutes. I highly recommend checking out the video if you want to see the original recipe, and he has a lot of other amazing treats on his channel as well!
Here is my version of a cheesecake protein muffin…
1 Package Fat Free Cream Cheese
3/4c Fat free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (you could use any flavor you like)
1 T Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
*Use a muffin tin and bake for about 20 mins @ 350F mine usually make about 9 muffins at around 105 calories each depending on what type of protein powder you use it will vary.
What I love about these types of recipes is that you can really use whatever you have on hand and customize the flavors to your taste-buds! One time I only had black cherry yogurt and used that instead of plain and my husband loved them! Another good combo would probably be lemon yogurt with vanilla protein powder and a little lemon juice. The possibilities are really endless and completely up to you!
I love to eat these when they are still warm but we usually keep them in the fridge so when I ate them I tossed them into the microwave for about 30 seconds and then topped them with fresh fruit and a little light cool whip. This was seriously out of this world delic!