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Strawberry Protein Muffins in a blue silicone 12-cup muffing tray with fresh strawberries scattered about.
Lemon Strawberry Protein Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

All you need is one of these big fat muffins to make you feel full and satisfied. Strawberries

are added for that contrasting fruity touch that we all crave now and again.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Ginny McMeans and The Countryman Press.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: dairy free, nut free, soy free, vegan
Keyword: egg free muffins, high protein muffins, vegan protein breakfast
Servings: 6 muffins
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Ginny McMeans
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease the inside of a six-cup muffin tin and set aside.

  3. Mix 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds together with 3 tablespoons water and set aside.

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the chia seed mixture and mix again. Add the milk and lemon juice. Mix well.

  5. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, hempseed, and the remaining tablespoon ground chia seeds to a medium bowl. Mix. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat until just combined. It will be a sticky batter. 

  6. Fold in the strawberries.

  7. Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Fill at least three-quarters full. 

  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Recipe Notes

Note from Veggie Inspired ~ I tested a butter-free version knowing that I would have readers ask about that. I used 1 small smashed banana in place of the butter and it worked great. The texture was a bit more dense and a little more "springy" than the recipe as written, but they were still yummy. 

Also, note that I got 9 muffins, instead of 6, both times I made them. 


Nutrition Facts
Lemon Strawberry Protein Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 243mg 10%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.