16 Must-Make Protein Muffins

All of these protein muffins are delicious and simple to make. If you’re looking for a tasty addition that you can enjoy for breakfast or as a high-protein snack, don’t miss out on any of these tasty muffin recipes. 

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Let’s Talk Protein-Packed Muffins!


When it comes to muffins there’s the good, not-so-good, and the ugly! Some muffins are packed with whole-food goodness, loaded with nutrients, and super nourishing. Others are kind-of healthy, with whole grains but also a bunch of sugar, and others…well, let’s just say they might as well be cupcakes. 

These muffins are whole-foods focused, packed with flavour and balanced with a nice dose of protein. Protein is a great addition to muffins because they are often carbohydrate-driven and the protein helps to slow the release of carbohydrate sugars into the body’s blood stream and prevent a spike in blood sugar levels!

Added protein also helps make muffins more filling and satisfying so you don’t feel like you need a second helping half an hour later. 

Close up of bitten Easy Almond Flour Banana Muffin(almond flour banana muffins)

16 Must-Make Protein Muffins


I’m a big fan of muffins because I love that they’re a grab-and-go kind of snack. This means that I can easily pack one up and enjoy it as I’m walking out the door. Sometimes, life is busy and there just isn’t enough time in the day to sit down and have a full meal, I get it! But, there is always time to grab a muffin for some easy nourishment! 

If you’re looking for some simple and delicious muffins that have a nice dose of protein,  you’re going to love these ones that I’ve found. All are unique and taste amazing… so enjoy!


Easy Banana Protein-Packed Muffins by NITK

Don’t miss out on the moist texture of these vegan and gluten-free banana muffins. Made using a delicious plant-based protein.




Chocolate Protein Muffins by nm_meiyee

Made using raw cacao powder and maple syrup as two of the ingredients, these vegan muffins are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing for later. 




Flourless Chocolate Chip Muffins by Cotter Crunch

These delicious protein muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free and have an amazing taste and texture. The entire recipe from start to finish takes just 30 minutes of time. 




Protein Chocolate Muffins by Eating Bird Food

Made using flax seeds and almond milk, these moist muffins are certain to be a favorite. You can use your blender to mix together all these delicious ingredients. 




Protein Vegan Banana Muffins by Okonomi Kitchen

With just 7 simple ingredients needed, you’re going to love the ease of this muffin recipe. They’re also oil-free, gluten-free, and low in sugar as well. 




Vegan Apple Oat Protein Packed Muffins by Running on Real Food

These one-bowl muffins are gluten-free, oil-free, and vegan as well. The apple flavor is such a warm and hearty addition. 




Protein Banana Muffins by The Healthy Consultant

These muffins aren’t kidding around. One banana muffin is loaded down with 8 grams of protein per serving! Paleo and gluten-free as well. 




Paleo Protein Pumpkin Muffins by Paleo Gluten Free

These muffins take just 5 minutes to make and only have 71 calories. These flourless pumpkin muffins are loaded with flavor and are great for a quick and healthy snack.




Chocolate Almond Flour Muffins by The Endless Meal

These muffins might have you wondering if they’re meant for dessert or breakfast, but you get to make the call. Each muffin has 11 grams of protein and is loaded down with healthy ingredients. 




Paleo Pumpkin Muffins by I Heart Umami

These paleo muffins are made with dark chocolate and have an amazing coconut flavored frosting as well. Low in carbs but high in flavor. 




Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins by NITK

Love the flavor of blueberries? Check out these gluten-free muffins. Made with bananas, honey, and avocado oil as well. 




Flourless Protein Pumpkin Muffins by The Glowing Fridge

No flour needed at all for this delicious protein muffin recipe. They’re slightly sweet and oh so good! The combination of almond butter and cinnamon is a hit. 




Lemon Blueberry Protein Muffins by One Clever Chef

You’re going to love the sweet combination of the maple syrup with the zesty citrus flavor of the lemon zest. Don’t forget the blueberries! 




Blueberry High Protein Muffins with Quinoa by Food Faith Fitness

Are you looking for a fast and simple protein-packed recipe? Made with quinoa and gluten-free as well. 




Almond Butter Chocolate Muffins by Parsnips and Pastries

These muffins are made with raw cacao powder, almond butter, flaxseed, Greek yogurt, and more! 




Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins by The Big Mans World

These muffins use almond flour and are egg-free as well as butter-free, too! They’re super moist and a great start to the day. 



Which of these protein muffin recipes are you going to try first? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below to save this roundup for later!


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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • I made the Chocolate Protein Muffins by Eating Bird Food. Honestly easy to make and not bad for a protein muffin. I liked how they were low calorie. I’m going try a pumpkin one next!