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Chocolate Covered Banana Protein Microwave Muffin (gluten free) with GNC PUREDGE

I promised y’all yesterday that I would share my new favorite protein-packed recipe! It’s super easy, delicious, filling, healthy, and gluten free!

As we are super close to the holidays, all those annoying/delicious treats are everywhere! And most of you know, I have a MAJOR sweet-tooth. This microwave muffin satisfied that craving (and it’s not really sweet!), and gave me a protein-filled, healthy breakfast. Kyle thought it looked like poo, but he also doesn’t like delicious things like broccoli, spaghetti squash, and brussels sprouts 😉

chocolate covered banana microwave muffin

Now I know some of you (who really know me) are thinking, she doesn’t really like chocolate! You’re right! That being said, chocolate is kind of growing on me with age, but I still much prefer non-chocolate items (e.g. vanilla) over chocolate.

However, I recently was sent the Natural Chocolate GNC PUREDGE Complete Protein and it is great! If you haven’t heard about their PUREDGE protein, it’s whole-food based and delivers 20g protein and 1 full serving of fruits and vegetables per serving! It’s meant for active adults who are on-the-go and need a little extra help getting their essential nutrients!

It’s gluten-free, contains no preservatives, and no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. It’s designed to support muscle health while supplying daily nutritional needs!

gnc puredge protein

Right now, I’m trying to heal my wonky knee, hip/ass issues (in different legs) but as soon as I start training for my next half marathon, I cannot wait to try the GNC PUREDGE Daily Energy and Complete Amino!

I also got to try the 2 GNC PUREDGE protein bars too. I was running late to work on 2 different days and grabbed them as I rushed out the door. I think I liked the Banana Nut Bread more than the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough- but keep in mind I don’t like peanut butter flavored things.

gnc puredge protein bar

On to the SUPER easy recipe!

Mash your ripe banana with a fork. It will look super appetizing like baby vomit.

banana chia pudding

Add 1 scoop of protein powder, coconut flour, egg, cinnamon, baking powder, and almond extract. Mix well and microwave for 2-3 minutes!

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Okay, starting to get the poo reference…but I promise it tastes yummy! Almost like a slightly chocolate flavored banana bread 🙂

chocolate covered banana microwave muffin gnc puredge

Chocolate Covered Banana Protein Microwave Muffin (Gluten free)

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 scoop, Natural Chocolate GNC PUREDGE Complete Protein
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • splash of almond extract


Mash banana in a microwave safe mug. Add and mix in the rest of the ingredients until combined. The consistency should be such that you could pour the “batter” out of the mug (still thick though). If it is too thick, add a teaspoon of almond milk (or other milk) at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Microwave for 2.5-3 minutes (will depend on your microwave). Once cooked, you should be able to invert the mug and the muffin should slide out. Eat as is or cover with your favorite nut butter!

Thanks to GNC for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Banana Protein Microwave Muffin (gluten free) with GNC PUREDGE

  1. This is brilliant. I love when you post recipes. Where you do you find your coconut flour? I keep delving deeper and deeper into the gluten free world so this is a new one for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. Sounds awesome. I’m not a big user of protein powders, I think because I just haven’t found the right one. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ve never made a muffin in a cup but it sounds like a lot of fun…and fun to do with my girls!

  3. This sounds like the easiest thing to make ever. Do you think this would hold up without the banana? Because if I eat banana I will die. (Not really, but I will have an unpleasant reaction haha.)

  4. I wonder if you could use this recipe for any chocolate protein powder. I use hammer nutrition’s recoverite which works very well for me and I mix it with milk and a little chocolate syrup. After my long runs it is the first thing I drink and it has helped my muscles to much. After my marathon in October I was barely even sore. Might have to try to recipe with it. Thanks so much.

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