Fluffy and beautiful, these protein spice muffins are topped with a bacon brown sugar streusel that is sure to brighten any day! The best muffins ever.
I have been on a total muffin kick lately, and you guys….these muffins though! Holy moly, they are hands down the most amazing muffins ever. Now, I realize I wax on and on about a lot of my food, but these are particularly fantastic.
The muffin itself is a fluffy and tasty base, but it has a few extras. A protein kick with the addition of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. And, bacon.
Please tell me you love the salty, deliciousness of bacon as much as I do? There is just enough of it to make these tasty, but not so much that you regret eating the protein packed spice muffins.
The trickiest part of making these muffins is the crumble. There is just something about cutting in butter that is tricky. Use a pastry cutter if you have one. If you don’t, use two forks, and maybe even your fingers. The goal is to get it into small lumps, so as it cooks those lumps can melt and crisp up the sugars, etc. so you get this crunchy, tasty, streusel topping. With BACON! Mmmmm
I guess I should also note they are fairly messy to remove from the pan. It makes me want to get a silicone muffin tin so I could remove them without such a mess.
You may remember these Protein Peanut Butter Cups, which are still one of my favorite things to make. They have protein mixed into the peanut butter filling. And are the perfect healthier treat! I use collagen peptides in them, which I love because they are so good for hair, skin, and nails.
Anyway, I found such success mixing the protein into those and getting my picky eater to enjoy them, I just kept going. Protein hot chocolate, protein dressings, protein BBQ sauces. Don’t worry, I will definitely share all of the protein packed goodness with you soon.
For now you can find these:
But today, it is this breakfast muffin.
Breakfast is the absolute hardest meal for me to get enough protein in for my son. He is a bread, pancakes, waffle, kind of kid. He hates scrambled eggs, and won’t eat more than a bite or two of breakfast meat.
These muffins, protein spice muffins with a bacon brown sugar streusel are awesome for him. They are enough of an indulgence with the white flour and brown sugar, he loves them. But I secretly fill them with protein. Sometimes I swap out half the flour for oat flour too in order to make them better. The only thing if you do this is, they won’t get as puffy. The flavor will be spot on still, but they don’t look as pretty.
Protein Spice Muffin with Bacon Brown Sugar Streusel
Protein Spice Muffins
- 1/4 cup butter 4 tablespoons, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 2 scoops Vital Protein Collagen Peptides
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt heaping tsp
Bacon Brown SugarStreusel
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup bacon bits
- 6 tablespoons butter cold butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
- First prepare the crumb topping by whisking the flour, sugars, and cinnamon together. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to dry mixture. Cut in with a pastry cutter or two forks until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in bacon bits. Set aside.
- Next prepare the muffin batter. In a medium bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix for about 1 minute. Add sour cream and mix until combined.
- Add flour, protein (Vital Protein, Collagen Peptides) baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves, and salt to the bowl and mix until incorporated.
- Divide batter between muffin tin molds (about 1/4 cup batter per mold), then divide the crumb topping between each of the muffins.
- Bake for 12-16 minutes until tops of muffins no longer look wet and are golden. Serve warm or allow to cool first. (I absolutely love them warm with a tiny bit of butter on top!) To store extras, wrap each muffin separately with plastic wrap and store chilled or at room temperature.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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