Vegan Vanilla Chai Banana Bread Protein Muffins with Strawberry Protein Jam – by Jasmine

unnamedphoto 4 photo 5Ingredients

·      1.5 tbsp golden flax meal + 3 tbsp water
·      ¾ cup spelt flour
·      ¼ cup Vega One Vanilla Chai Protein Powder
·      2 tsp baking powder
·      ½ tsp baking soda
·      ¼ tsp stevia (or equivalent sweetener of choice) **see note**
·      2 medium bananas, mashed
·      ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
·      ¼ tsp vanilla extract
·      ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
·      1/8 tsp nutmeg
·      1/8 tsp ginger
·      Pinch of cloves
·      Pinch of salt
·      Chopped hazelnuts and/or toasted coconut chips (I used Dang)


1.     Mix together the flax meal with water to form “flax-egg”. Set aside.

2.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cupcake or muffin pan with coconut oil.

3.     Process/blend applesauce, banana, flax egg, stevia, vanilla, salt and spices.

4.     In a large bowl, mix together the flour, protein powder, baking powder and baking soda.

5.     Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix together. Do not to over-mix!

6.     Fill your pan ⅔ full of mixture and top with nuts or coconut if desired.

7.     Bake for about 13-15 minutes.

8.     Top with protein jam and enjoy!


I have only tried this recipe using stevia. Adding a sweetener, liquid or dry, with more volume or a different texture may result in a different texture in the resulting muffins.

Strawberry Protein “Jam” (Gluten-free, Vegan)


·      2.5 cups fresh strawberries (with stems)

·      2 tbs Vega One French Berry powder

·      1 tbs Vega One Natural Protein Powder

·      1-2 tsp orange juice

·      2 tbs chia seeds

·      6 medjool dates (OR stevia for lower carb)

·      ¼-½ tsp vanilla extract


1.     Blend all ingredients except chia seeds together until smooth.

2.     Stir in chia seeds until uniform, and then set for at least 2 hours to thicken (overnight is preferred).