Do you know the Muffin Man?

Well you better – properly made muffins can be a fantastic source of protein, fruits, oats, and a number of other heart-healthy ingredients. Take a bite of these deliciously protein-infused muffins, and you’ll see why!

Step  1: 

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. Tip the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Hold back 1 tbsp of the sugar, then mix the remainder with the flour and 50g oats. Make a well in the centre. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas until nearly smooth. Stir the buttermilk, oil and egg whites into the mashed banana until evenly combined.

Step 2: 

Pour the liquid mixture into the well and stir quickly and sparingly with a wooden spoon. The mix will look lumpy and may have the odd fleck of flour still visible, but don’t be tempted to over-mix. Tip in the blueberries and give it just one more stir. Divide the mix between the muffin cases – they will be quite full – then sprinkle the tops with the final tbsp of the oats and the rest of he sugar. Bake for 18-20 mins until risen and dark golden. Cool for 5 mins in the tray before lifting out onto a rack to cool completely.

Ingredients

300g self-raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g light muscovado sugar

50g porridge oats , plus 1 tbsp for topping

2 medium bananas , the riper the better

284ml carton buttermilk

2 scoops Skinny Protein Powder/Whey Better

5 tbsp light olive oil

2 egg whites

150g punnet blueberries