Melinda's Vanilla Dream Protein Muffins: A Wholesome Indulgence

Melinda's Vanilla Dream Protein Muffins: A Wholesome Indulgence

By Melinda Assaf, Kardish Owner

In a world where the quest for healthy eating intersects with the undeniable need for delectable treats, finding a balance can seem like a challenge. Enter the Vanilla Dream Protein Muffins—My little creation that not only satisfies the sweet tooth but is also packed with nutrition. Crafted with care, these muffins are a testament to the fact that indulgence and wellness can go hand in hand.


Ingredients: A Symphony of Nutrition and Flavor

The alchemy of ingredients in these muffins is designed to nourish the body while delighting the senses. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour: The base of our muffins, providing structure.
  • 1/2 cup Kardish Better Vegan Vanilla Protein powder: A plant-based protein boost to keep you fueled.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar: For just the right sweetness. Feel free to adjust to your taste or substitute with your favorite sweetener.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda: For that perfect rise.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt: To balance the flavors.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce: A clever, healthful replacement for oil, adding moisture without the fat.
  • 2 large eggs: Binding everything together, contributing to the fluffiness.
  • 1/2 cup milk (your choice): Dairy or plant-based, both work wonderfully.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: For that irresistible aroma and classic vanilla taste.
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips: Because a little chocolate never hurt anyone! Choose semi-sweet or dark according to your preference.
  • Optional: 1/4 cup nuts: Walnuts or pecans add a delightful crunch.


Instructions: Crafting Your Muffins

Preheat and Prep: 

Begin by setting your oven to 350°F (175°C) and readying your muffin tin with liners or a light greasing.


Mix the Dry Ingredients: 

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, protein powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine the Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in the applesauce, milk, and vanilla extract until harmoniously blended.


Unite Wet and Dry: 

Gently combine the wet and dry mixes. A light hand is key here to maintain the muffins’ airy texture.


Fold in Chocolate Chips: 

Introduce the chocolate chips (and nuts, if using) to the batter, folding them in to distribute evenly.


Fill and Bake: 

Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.



Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Enjoyment and Storage

These Vanilla Dream Protein Muffins serve as a perfect snack or breakfast option, or an afternoon treat, blending the realms of healthful eating and indulgent flavors. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze them for extended enjoyment up to a month.

With this recipe, I’m inviting you to embrace a treat that brings together the best of both worlds—nutritional value and exquisite taste. These muffins are a testament to the idea that one doesn't have to compromise on flavor to enjoy a healthier option. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast, a nutritious snack, or a sweet treat, these Vanilla Dream Protein Muffins are sure to delight.