Chocolate Banana Blueberry Muffins

12 Jun

…otherwise known as the best way to start your sunday! i hopped out of bed and got right to work on these beauties, recipe found here, at clean eating chelsey. chelsey and i have a lot in common, we are both teachers, gluten free, vegan (for the most part), and love going on a long run.

i was so excited to try these because she uses my most favorite protein powder, sunwarrior, in these muffins. on their own, baked goods don’t do much for my satiety. but throw some protein in there and i’m good to go! (literally, i had 3 for breakfast!)

i wish i had a grill to try cooking them in, but since we don’t i baked these in the oven @ 325 for 17 minutes.

-instead of chocolate sunwarrior, i used vanilla. i grated in that mini bar of dark chocolate i got last weekend at starbucks instead. yum.
-i only added blueberries to half of the muffins since john isn’t a fan.
-i used trader joe’s agave nectar/maple syrup blend for all of the liquid sweetener.

please check out chelsey’s site for the recipe! here is a series of photos documenting the process.


in other news, i’m super excited to dive into these new mags i picked up yesterday. i love magazines, and have to limit myself or i’d pick a new one up every trip to the store.

the most exciting part of these two reads is the wedding feature in this month’s vegnews!

since we are in the very early stages of wedding planning, i love everything i can get my hands on. we are having a vegetarian bash, which makes this article even more exciting and inspiring!

enjoy your sunday! what is the yummiest thing you ate this weekend?!


5 Responses to “Chocolate Banana Blueberry Muffins”

  1. Tara Mileski 06/12/2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Ashley! I LOVE your blog!! Your pictures are great too! You inspire me and make me want to start a blog of my own (even though I’m not the best cook, haha). I miss you!!!

    • ashleyatcookingforjohn 06/12/2011 at 8:29 pm #

      tara!! thank you so much for reading it and for the awesome comment! 🙂 i’m glad you love it, the pictures are okay considering the camera i’m using….

      start a blog! it doesn’t have to be about food, but it sure is fun! 😉 hope all is well with you, love ya! 🙂

  2. cleaneatingchelsey 06/13/2011 at 1:06 am #

    Thanks for linking to the recipe! They look like they turned out well!

  3. Heather 06/13/2011 at 10:59 am #

    Hey Stranger!

    Your blog is looking awesome! Did you take some serious photography classes? The pics are so gorgeous – saturated and unique perspectives! I’ve never used protein powder in baking, definitely giving this a try.


    • ashleyatcookingforjohn 06/13/2011 at 12:03 pm #

      hi heather!! how’s life overseas? your comment is so sweet, thank you! no, i’ve never taken a photography class, just learned from reading plenty of food blogs. i’m glad you think they look good! the protein powder was undetectable and kept me full, which means more muffins in my future!!

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