Fruity, chocolatey protein muffins that taste like sweet, chocolate covered strawberries! These healthy muffins are gluten-free, oil-free, and have no added sugar. A delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Whether you’re coupled up or focusing more on self-love right now, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that gives us all an excuse to make some treats! 😉
I’ve never been much of a candy person myself, but I can get down with some chocolate covered strawberries. In fact, growing up, my mom and I would always make homemade chocolate covered strawberries around Valentine’s Day! Who doesn’t love fruit and chocolate together?!
With that flavor combo in mind, I wanted to make a delicious, festive baked good recipe for you all to enjoy whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is….chocolate muffins are ALWAYS a good idea.
The Ultimate Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat
Chocolate covered. Strawberry. Muffins.
You guys…these are incredible! Fruity strawberries with rich, sweet chocolate flavor.
Did I mention these muffins are:
- whole grain
- no added sugar
- high protein (Thanks to Natreve Wellness Whey Protein!)
The ultimate healthy treat for Valentine’s Day or really any time of the year because chocolate muffins are ALWAYS a good idea. 😉
Why Do I Use Natreve Protein?
Natreve has 3 different lines of protein to accommodate everyone’s different needs.
Their whey line is made with grass-fed collagen for the highest purity & absorption. It’s also:
- 100% New Zealand Whey Isolate
- Grass-fed, Hormone-free, Non-GMO, Gluten-free
- Organic greens, probiotics
- 28g protein per serving
Their Vegan line is honestly the best vegan protein I’ve ever had…in terms of taste, texture, AND nutrition. Each of their flavors is:
- 100% Vegan
- Multi-sourced plant-based protein complex from sprouted & ancient grains
- Gluten-free, Non-GMO
- Contains organic greens and probiotics
- 25g protein per serving
Their Keto Collagen line is for those looking to improve skin and hair health or are following the keto diet. But really it’s great for any one and everyone given all the good stuff it’s got inside:
- 100% pure grass-fed rBGH hormone-free whey isolate
- Collactive™ pure marine collagen
- MCT 70 Acacia
- 10g protein, 13g fats, 1g sugar, 2g net carbs per serving
As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite thing about Natreve proteins (aside from the taste and texture of course!) is that all of their products contain added greens. So you’re getting a ton of important vitamins and minerals with every serving. No other protein on the market can compare!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins
These muffins are made with:
- gluten-free oats
- coconut flour
- cocoa powder
- Natreve Wellness Strawberry Shortcake Whey Protein
- unsweetened plant milk
- no added sugar chocolate chips
- medjool dates
Healthy, whole food ingredients which make these muffins a great sweet snack or even a quick breakfast on busy mornings. Grab the recipe below! 🙂
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Muffins
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 muffins 1x
1 cup pitted medjool dates (8-10) + 1 cup warm water (soaked together for at least 1 hour or overnight)
1 cup gluten-free quick oats
2 tbsp. coconut flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk
1/4–1/2 cup no sugar added dark chocolate chips
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1/4 cup crushed up freeze dried strawberries
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a blender, blend quick oats into flour. In a mixing bowl, stir together oat flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, whey protein, and coconut flour. Rinse out blender and blend date/water mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together date puree and cashew milk.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Fold in chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
Prepare a muffin pan with aluminum muffins tins (don’t use paper ones or the the muffins will stick!!). Divide batter evenly among 8 muffin tins.
Bake for 20 minutes. Let muffins cool on a wire rack before eating! Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for ~ 2 months.
If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate muffin recipe, check out this post.
Check out these other recipes made with Natreve Protein…
Are you a fan of Valentine’s Day?
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?
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