Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Cupcakes

14 Cupcakes95 cals

Chocolate or vanilla? The choice is yours with this Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Cupcakes recipe made using protein powder! You only need a few ingredients to make these healthy cupcakes, they’re super easy to make, and absolutely delicious!

Start this one by making some oat flour. If you already have oat flour, move to the next step.

How To Make Oat Flour

To make your homemade oat flour you’ll need 1 cup of rolled oats and either a good blender or food processor. I prefer using a food processor.

Add your rolled oats into whatever you’re using and blend or process until they look like flour. Easy, right?

Vanille Protein Cupcakes

To make this recipe as simple as possible you can add all of these ingredients right into your blender or food processor.

The ingredients you’ll need? Your oat flour that’s already in there, 1/2 cup of almond flour, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 2 of vanilla or chocolate protein powder, 2 tablespoons of brown rice syrup, 4 large egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 cup of unsweetened milk substitute.

Hand mixing is also completely fine if you don’t have or don’t want to use a food processor or blender.

Another thing to keep in mind is the choice flavor you use for your protein powder. This flavor should compliment the flavor cupcakes you’re going for. Vanilla for vanilla cupcakes, chocolate for chocolate cupcakes…you get the idea.

Process, blend, or mix everything together until smooth.

Next, take out a baking sheet, muffin pan, or anything oven safe that you can put some silicone cups onto.

Line those cups up and evenly distribute your cupcake mix into your silicone cups. I needed 14 of them today.

Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

All you have to do to make your cupcakes chocolate is mix in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into your protein cupcake mix.

As I mentioned before, complimenting them with a chocolate flavored protein powder would make these even better.

You could also make a “twist” by adding both vanilla and chocolate mix into the same silicone cup.

Last, top them with whatever you want and put your protein cupcakes into the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-25 minutes.

You’ll know they’re done once they rise.

Protein Cupcakes Frosting

For a quick and healthy cupcake frosting, add 1 container of a flavored Greek yogurt, 1 scoop of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into a bowl.

Mix those together until smooth.

Using a dessert decorator or homemade piping bag (cut a corner off a plastic bag), top your protein cupcakes with your protein frosting.

You can use whatever flavors you want here. I went with vanilla today then topped them with some sugar free chocolate chips and cocoa powder!

Looking for another protein topping? Try one of our delicious and easy to make Protein Frosting Recipes here!

Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Cupcakes

The choice is yours with this easy to make Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Cupcakes recipe! These protein powder cupcakes are delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, protien cupcakes, vanilla
Servings: 14 Cupcakes
Calories: 95kcal
Cost: $3.25

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  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder - Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Rice Syrup - or Honey
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder - *Optional


  • 5.3 Ounces Greek Yogurt - Fat Free Vanilla
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract



    • Add all of your cupcake ingredients into either a food processor or blender
    • Process or blend everything together
    • Take out a cupcake pan or silicone cups and pour your mix in
    • Bake on 350F/176C for 20-25 minutes
    • Combine and mix together all of your frosting ingredients
    • Frost your cupcakes once they cool



    Calories in the WHOLE recipe without the frosting:
    • Calories: 1333
    • Fat: 37
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Sodium: 821mg
    • Carbs: 135g
    • Fiber: 18g
    • Sugar: 49g
    • Protein: 115g
    Calories in each cupcake without the frosting (if you make 14):
    • Calories: 95
    • Fat: 2.6g
    • Saturated Fat: .2g
    • Sodium: 58.6mg
    • Carbs: 9.6g
    • Fiber: 1.2g
    • Sugar: 3.5g
    • Protein: 8.2g


    Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 58.6mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 3.5g


    1. Hanouf on October 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi thank you for your great recipes ,can I replace the Almond flour with all prupose flour or with coconut flour because I am allergec from almond and if I replace it is it the same amount?
      Best Regards

      • Derek Howes on October 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

        Hi!!! Yes, you sure can. Whole wheat pastry flour is another option!

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