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Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins, PB Apple Nachos

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Hungry Girl's Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins

1/12th of recipe (1 muffin): 140 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 234mg sodium, 22g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

This muffin recipe is a serious game changer -- insanely delicious and crammed with protein!

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup powdered peanut butter
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mashed very ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, powdered peanut butter, protein powder, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

In a medium-large bowl, combine yogurt, egg whites/substitute, and vanilla extract. Add 1 cup water, and whisk until uniform. Add mixture to the large bowl, and stir until uniform. (Batter will be thick.)

Stir mashed banana and 2 tbsp. peanuts into the batter. Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pan, and smooth out the surfaces. (Cups will be full.) Evenly sprinkle cups with remaining 2 tbsp. peanuts.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 - 22 minutes.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

HG Tips: Store leftover muffins in the fridge so they last longer. Or freeze 'em! To freeze, tightly wrap each cooled muffin in plastic wrap. Place individually wrapped muffins in a sealable container, seal, and place in the freezer. To thaw, unwrap and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Continue to microwave at 50 percent power in 10-second increments, until muffin reaches your desired temperature.  

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Apple & PB
Apple & PB "Nachos"

1/2 of recipe: 142 calories, 3.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 52mg sodium, 25g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 5.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4* -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Only five ingredients needed for this super-fun snack platter... Grab a buddy, and CHOMP!

Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 large (or 2 small) Fuji apple(s)
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. powdered peanut butter
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) chopped peanuts

Directions:
Core apple(s), and cut into half-moon slices about 1/4-inch thick. Lay slices on a large plate, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

In a small bowl, combine powdered peanut butter with 3 tbsp. water. Mix until smooth and uniform.

Drizzle PB mixture over the apple slices, and top with chocolate chips and peanuts.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 
 
 

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