High Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

I am that girl who wakes up in the morning and as I’m making coffee, I’ll sneak a little piece of dark chocolate, then continue going about my morning business. Chocolate is life. So I figured, why not find a way to fit chocolate into a recipe that is macro-friendly, high protein and so darn satisfying, hence these High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins came to life!

Chocolate for Breakfast?! High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins That Is!

I am almost always a sweet breakfast gal, so these are right up my alley! And I hope you love this chocolatey, easy breakfast too :) If you are more of a savory breakfast person, these make the perfect little pre-workout or afternoon snack. They are packed with good protein and carbs for sustained energy, and pair them with a little nut butter for some fats to perfectly round out the snack or meal!

Better yet, make it homemade nut butter ;) Simply throw your favorite kind of lightly salted nuts into the food processor and grind them into creamy goodness… seriously life changing. If you have a food processor, no excuses!

Only 5 Ingredients… Yes Please

Ok, back to this recipe for High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins :) You will quickly notice as you continue scrolling that there are only 5 ingredients in this recipe … FIVE! How awesome is that?! The fewer the ingredients, the fewer the excuses we can make for not prepping these for a busy week ahead. They are absolutely perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, so add them to your next meal prep!

Here are some key ingredients you’ll need for the recipe:

One note about these muffins, they are really high protein… 80 calories and 6 grams of protein per muffin! Yeah, for realz. Given that fact, the texture is slightly different than your average muffin. It’s a great texture and they are so chocolatey and so healthy. Just be aware that this won’t taste like the muffins you used to get at Perkins when you were a kid. They also don’t have a million calories like those muffins either haha.

High-Protein Chocolate Breakfast Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

For all y'all who love that chocolate taste in the morning, but want something that will keep you satiated until lunch, enjoy this quick, healthy breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 80 kcal
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 2% milkfat)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate whey protein
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Birch Benders protein pancake mix
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until thoroughly combined.

  3. Pour into a parchment-cup lined muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full with muffin batter.

  4. Bake for 15-20 min.

  5. The most important step: ENJOY!

Recipe Notes


80 cals ~ >1g fat ~ 14g carb ~ 6g protein

You know the deal… if you make these muffins and share them on the ‘gram make sure to tag @fitfeedbyreed :)

Looking for another chocolatey, high-protein breakfast recipe? Check out this Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake!