Banana Protein Muffin Meal Prep

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Since I started on this new healthier eating kick the last few months, I've been trying to make sure my meals have a good balance of protein, carbs, and fruits or vegetables. It's been really fun to implement that balance in my life, and seeing my kids following suit and wanting what I'm eating too. I firmly believe that parents really do set the example for food for their kids. 


When I started meal prepping, I found myself cooking a lot more than I normally would. I would make food for the kids, and then food for Derek, and then my meal prep meals... and it was just a lot of work to make sure everyone was eating and getting what they wanted. I've since begun simplifying my meal preps to make them more appealing to everyone in the family, and these banana protein muffins were well received by everyone. 



If I'm going to bake something for myself, or the rest of the family, I find that the easiest thing to do is to just switch out the "typical" ingredients for healthier alternatives. Most muffin recipes that I've made in the past call for corn oil, but in these ones I switched it out for LouAna Coconut Oil. I bought the 16oz liquid bottle from Publix, and I love that LouAna sells their oil in the solid and liquid forms. LouAna was born in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1820, a place where the food is an elemental expression of love, flavor and family. With over 14 different types of cooking oil, LouAna has the perfect oil for all of your cooking needs whether its sautéing, deep frying or baking, LouAna helps every type of cook put the best dish on the table each and every time. I find the liquid to be much better for cooking, while I like using the solid for more beauty related things. Right now when you print this coupon, you can get $1 off a LouAna Coconut Oil purchase, making an already great and affordable product even better. 


My favorite part of this meal prep is that it doesn't take long to put together at all! Simply bake the muffins, and then make your eggs while the muffins are baking, toss some fruit into the meal prep containers, and then you're good to go. When I make my eggs, I like to add a little bit of the LouAna Coconut Oil to the pan because it not only prevents the eggs from sticking in the pan but it also gives them a slight coconut aroma and taste. Because you know, LouAna is always the start of something good. 




Ingredients:
3 bananas, mashed (about 375g total)
¼ cup coconut oil, (liquid or melted)
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup arrowroot starch/powder
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder 
1 cup almond flour
½ cup old fashioned oats (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 tbsp coconut oil for greasing the pan

Directions: 
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then divide batter into a greased, standard muffin pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 400ºF. Allow to cool before serving. 































What are your favorite ways to use LouAna Coconut Oil? Let me know in the comments below!


3 comments

  1. Delicious! I love bananas and muffins! Thank you for this idea!

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  2. These sound delicious! xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene | www.happilyaudrey.com

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  3. I love cooking with coconut oil. I bet the LouAna oil would be amazing in these pancakes: http://www.thislifeisbelle.com/home/2017/1/30/fluffy-coconut-pancakes-with-caramelized-pineapple

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