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Add a little extra vitamins and nutrients into your day with these Healthy Protein Avocado Berry Muffins. These berry muffins are moist, delicious, protein-packed, good for you and easy to make. While this post is sponsored by Healthy Family Project, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
Mixed Berry Avocado Muffins
Healthy and delicious are two of my favorite words. Add in the words easy recipes, it’s even better. These healthy berry muffins are made with no added sugar and simple ingredients. The one ingredient that you may not normally see in a muffin recipe is the avocado. Avocado adds in extra nutrients and doesn’t affect these naturally sweet blackberry and raspberry muffins.
Blackberries offer many health benefits, so not only do they make my berry avocado delicious, they are also giving you a vitamin boost. Blackberries are full of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Blackberries are also high in fiber.
Raspberries are also good for you. Raspberries are high in fiber and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Avocados are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamin B-6. Avocados also have riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, and magnesium. Avocados actually have more potassium than bananas. They loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and have approximately 12-14 grams of fiber per avocado.
I used a protein pancake mix to make my avocado berry muffins because a little extra protein is an excellent way to help us feel fuller longer and stay fuel for whatever the day is going to through our way. These avocado berry muffins are a great way to start your day or as a midday snack.
The ingredients in my berry avocado muffins are:
Complete Protein Pancake Mix – I used Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Mix
To make my berry avocado muffins you simply mix everything together and bake them for 25-30 minutes. Easy enough!
Now, are you are ready for my mixed berry avocado muffins recipe? Of course you are! So let’s get baking! Be sure to print the easy recipe and pin it so that you can make it again and again.
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ½ cups Protein Complete Pancake Mix
- 4 oz water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mash banana and avocado in a medium size bowl
- Add in remaining ingredients besides the berries and mix well
- Gently fold in the berries
- Spray muffin pan or place cupcake liners to muffin pan
- Fill each one approx 3/4 full
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly - use a toothpick to check if needed
I hope you enjoy these mixed berry avocado muffins as much as we do!
The best thing about these yummy avocado berry muffins is that when you buy the ingredients at your local Publix between now and October 28th you will be supporting YOUR local Feeding America® food banks.
Simply look for Produce for Kids signage in the produce department at Publix to support the participating brands giving back to your local food banks.
Here are the brands to keep a look out for:
All you have to do is buy the products that you already love and Produce for Kids and the supporting brands will handle the rest. In my recipe I used Driscoll’s berries and Mission Avocados, so when you purchase those ingredients at Publix you will be supporting your local Feeding America Food Bank. Yes, it’s really that easy!
I also wanted to let you all know that Amanda and Charli from the Healthy Family Project will be in the kitchen cooking Healthy Halloween Snacks on October 7th. Be sure to mark your calendar and join this fun Facebook Live event.
Have you ever added avocados to your muffins? What is one of your favorite muffin recipes?
These Mixed Berry Avocado Muffins freeze great. If you are looking to make breakfast time even easier, match a batch freeze each one individually and grab one out of the freezer before you head out the door in the morning or add one to your (and the kids’) lunches. You can freeze homemade muffins for up to 3 months, but trust me, these will be long gone before that 🙂
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