High protein sweet potato and cranberry muffins

High protein sweet potato and cranberry muffins

Prep time: 60 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins

Servings: 10-12

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

1 banana (peeled)

20g (¼ cup) Vanilla Dream protein powder

90g (½ cup) all-purpose or wholemeal flour

30g (¼ cup) dried cranberries (chopped)

1 tbsp baking powder

125ml (½ cup) non-dairy milk

2 tbsp maple syrup

10-12 fresh cranberries (optional)

Equipment:

Mixing bowl

Blender

Mixing bowl

Baking tray

Baking parchment

Muffin tin

Muffin cups or cooking spray

Chopping board

Knife

Instructions:

  1. Cut the sweet potato in half (lengthways) and place it on a lined baking tray flat side up. Bake at 220°C (430°F) for about 50 minutes or until the sweet potato flesh is nice and soft. Remove the skin and let the potato cool down.

  2. Add sweet potato into the blender, along with the broken up banana, non-dairy milk, protein powder and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and chopped dried cranberries. Pour in the sweet potato mixture and carefully mix everything together until there are no flour streaks.

  4. Line the muffin tin with cups or spray with a little bit of cooking spray. Heat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Fill each cup about ¾ of the way up. If using fresh cranberries, cut them in half and place at the top of each muffin. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30-35 minutes.

Nutritional info (per serving - 10 servings):

Calories                                85

Fat                                          0g

Saturated fat     0g

Carbs                                     18g

Sugar                    6g

Fibre                      1g

Protein                                 3g

Sodium                                 159mg

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