Collagen-boosted protein muffins
Many of you are familiar with collagen protein, the only protein powder I use and recommend. At my home, you’re much more likely to find meals that include collagen protein than meals without this superfood addition.
For example, at breakfast I’ll spike my coffee or grain free porridge with this protein boost. If lunch is soup, such as my Healing Green Soup, I’ll often stir in a spoonful collagen. And on the occasions that I make a treat, I may reach for my Protein Cookie Dough or Cake Batter Collagen Bars.
Collagen protein, which is available here, dissolves without flavor in any liquid or batter. As a result, I felt inspired to try my hand at baking with this superfood. I found that it works beautifully in these grain free muffins, lending a delicate and slightly chewy texture.
The collagen, along with the eggs in this recipe, creates a high-protein result. Each muffin offers about 6 grams of highly-digestible protein. Also importantly, the protein is balanced with healthy fats from the egg yolks and coconut oil. Protein cannot be utilized in the body unless it is accompanied by fat. A high-protein, low-fat diet is not a route to long-term wellbeing.
For more information on collagen, please read 5 Benefits of Collagen here. Additionally, access my free download The Collagen Cookbook at the top of this page for more recipes.
Paleo Protein Muffins: About the ingredients
- Collagen protein provides a hearty protein boost to the muffins, and creates a delicate, slightly chewy texture.
- Eggs are essential to this structural integrity of these muffins, and I do not think egg replacers will work here. The high proportion of coconut flour requires eggs as a binding and leavening agent.
- Arrowroot flour is made from a starchy root, and helps lighten the often heavy quality of coconut flour. You can find it in health food stores and large grocery stores.
- Coconut oil or coconut oil spray
- ¼ cup + 1 Tbs. cup arrowroot flour, available here
- ⅓ cup collagen protein, available here
- ⅓ cup coconut flour, available here
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- ¼ cup coconut oil or ghee, melted (get a free jar here)
- 1 Tbs. maple syrup, optional
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 Tbs. full-fat coconut milk (substitute applesauce or pumpkin puree)
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line 9 to 10 baking muffin cups with unbleached liners. I recommend taking the extra step of spraying the liners with coconut oil spray or brushing with coconut oil, to prevent sticking. The collagen protein makes the muffins stick to the liners more than usual.
- Have all ingredients at room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Then, with an electric mixer, blend in the remaining ingredients except the blueberries. Stir the blueberries into the batter.
- Divide the batter between the muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden on the top and a toothpick comes out clean.