Berry Firework Protein Muffin (vegan/gluten-free/sugar free)

Here’s something that will shock you: I am not exactly “patriotic.” Are you floored that my Left-leaning political disposition precludes me from proudly waving the American flag and joining “USA, USA!” chants? (With the exception of every time I watch The Mighty Ducks). I know, I know, it’s crazy.

But here’s the thing. I LOVE the 4th of July! Not because I think “America is #1”, but because it allows me to be “theme-y.” Which, if you know me in real life or have read the blog at all, you probably know is, like, one of my favorite things ever. I get to wear cute red, white, and blue things! And bake pie! And listen to “Born in the USA” on repeat, (because if there’s anyone who can take a song that seems patriotic and turn it into a scathing critique of the American war machine, it’s Bruce Springsteen)! Oh, and FIREWORKS! So cute!

This year, part of my patriotic pastiche involved creating a red, white, and blue breakfast recipe. A delicious, healthy, protein-packed muffin with sweet blue and red berries. And the berries kind of explode in the muffin like fireworks! THEME-WIN!!!

This is super simple, but will take 25-30 minutes with prep and bake time, so make sure you start before you’re too hungry!

Berry Firework Protein Muffin

4 T protein powder (I use Garden of Life RAW protein)

1 T gf oat flour

1 t flax seed

1/2 t baking soda

pinch salt

1/2 t vanilla

1/2 very ripe banana, mashed

1 T almond milk

handful of blueberries and chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk all of your dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add your smashed banana, almond milk and vanilla, and stir into a smooth batter. Add your berries. Spray a muffin tin or small ramekin with cooking spray (I used coconut oil spray). Pour batter in trays. Should make 1-2 large muffins in ramekin, 2-3 smaller muffins in muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes.

Oh, and I can’t sign off without sharing the real meaning of Independence Day.

What are you doing to celebrate July 4th? Do you love fireworks? Are you baking pie?

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6 thoughts on “Berry Firework Protein Muffin (vegan/gluten-free/sugar free)

  1. absolutely ayurveda says:

    HAHAHAHA that was too funny with the independence day clip! that muffin looks great and you should post a picture of your themed outfit tomorrow :)

    also, i know this might cause said muffin to be thrown at my face, but i have always been scared of bruce springsteen. because i didn’t know english well enough to understand his critique in that song, hearing it used to give me the creeps. however, now that i am here for the long haul, i will have to give brucie another chance :)

    • raechel says:

      Aw, binya! I wouldn’t dream of throwing the muffin in your face! That’s heartbreaking for so many reasons: a) because it’s so sad to think of you being scared of it; b) because it means you’re missing out on THE BOSS! hope you can feel healed enough to listen again. : ) <3

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