Kermit Muffins


Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie’s High Protein Cake


Yields: 6 muffins


  • 96 grams of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 mashed avocado
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • sweetener to taste*
  • *I use stevia sweetened rice protein powder, and it’s sweet enough on its own. So I skip any added sweetener.


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • Combine protein powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg and then add to dry ingredients.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and store in fridge.


For a chocolate version, click here.




In a goat milk yogurt mess with cereal and a peach.


Atop some chocolate banana soft serve.


Alongside a fresh peach with a dollop of whipped cream.


Crumbled atop a bowl of Cinnamon Puffins.


Chocolate version with banana soft serve and whipped cream.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Leah March 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Just made these muffins for the first time…And they are delicious! They came out perfect! I took them out of the oven after about 20 minutes, as my oven is fast. I measured the protein powder, and it’s just about a whole cup. I made my own apple sauce with no sugar, but the protein powder was plenty sweet, and my family really liked them. Thanks for the recipe!


HEAB March 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hi Leah,
So glad you and your family enjoyed the muffins. Happy weekend. 🙂


Veronica June 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Hi! I don’t usually cook with protein powder, do you know of anything that can be use as a substitute?



HEAB June 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Hi Veronica,
Yes, you can sub about a cup of flour (almond, oat flour, coconut, etc.). Depending on what you use might have to play around with the recipe a bit. Baked goods with coconut flour can turn out dry, and so I would add a little more applesauce, egg, or milk if you go that route. Since the protein powder I used was sweetened with stevia, you’ll have to add sweetener. Sugar or stevia. Maybe maple syrup? Hope this helps!


Cathy June 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Reporting back to ya…..I made these again with 1 cup of soy protein and went by the recipe with the rest and they came out wonderfully! I WILL be continuing to make these….yummo! Thanks again the help!


HEAB June 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Oh good, thanks for letting me know. Enjoy your muffins! 🙂


Cathy June 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hey, thanks for the quick reply….I will give this another shot some night soon and report back….


Cathy June 9, 2013 at 5:20 am

What a bummer! I tried making these last night and ended up with mush! I don’t know where I went wrong, except I wasn’t sure how much 96 grams of protein powder is….looked it up online and came up with 1/2 cup. Is this right? I would like to try these again, but need to know how much protein powder to use.
Also, would I be able to substitute the protein powder with flour, maybe half protein powder, half flour?


HEAB June 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

Sorry the recipe didn’t work for you Cathy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any protein powder or I would measure it out for you. I looked the stats on the protein powder I used to always use, and 1 scoop was equal to 30 grams. The scoops were pretty big, and so I’m thinking I used a good bit more than 1/2 a cup – probably closer to a cup. So, if you try the recipe again, I would go with 1/2 cup protein powder and 1/2 cup flour. Hope 2nd batch is more muffin and less mush. 🙂


Sarah February 17, 2011 at 7:07 am


I just made these (with chocolate protein powder). At first I was hesitant, but I gave them a day to settle and now the taste is wonderful! Who knew! I am trying to get more fat into my everyday diet, and these really help!
Next time I am going to try a different protein powder and maybe throw in some added dark cocoa powder and walnuts.


Kim January 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

After ages of wanting to make these, and about a million other things you make – for that matter, I FINALLY made them today! My first HEAB recipe!
I didn’t use all brown rice protein powder (mine is a mix of pea, hemp and brown rice), so I think my texture was a little different than yours. Next time I want to try all brown rice to see how that changes. Also, I used chunky applesauce and lots of cinnamon (love the stuff) which turned out really yummy and apple-cinnamony! I also was thinking of putting carrots and raisins (not toooo many) to make them kind of carrot cake-ish.
Love these! Can’t wait to make more and play 🙂


Natalie June 26, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I just wanted to share that I did try these in a loaf pan with peanut butter – about a 1/2 C. + 1 Tbsp instead of the avocado which I didn’t have on hand, and it was yummy!! It needs more peanut butter to have more pb taste, so I need to play with that. Also wanted to say that your pictures are great, and the muffins do look yummy to me – I was just joking about the green. 😀


Heather Eats Almond Butter June 27, 2010 at 5:13 am

Natalie, Oops, just saw your second comment – that much PB, huh? Good to know, and so glad you enjoyed the muffins…green or not. 😉 If you used sunflower seed butter, they would turn green when you bake them. Can’t remember why, but for some reason sunflower seed butter cookies always come out green. So glad you tried the recipe. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


Natalie June 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

These look awesome! (Well actually, they don’t really look awesome, they just sound awesome. l0l) I am excited to try them. I have been craving some kind of peanut butter muffin – I wonder if adding peanut butter would work! Thanks for the recipe.


Heather Eats Almond Butter June 27, 2010 at 5:11 am

Natalie, I would sub 2 TBSP peanut butter for the avocado. You’ll lose the green, but I bet they would be delicious!


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