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Chocolate walnut muffins that are good for PCOS? Sign me up!

I love protein muffins as an easy prep-ahead breakfast to help get you through busy weeks. So I made sure to include several variations in my new book, A Balanced Approach to PCOS!

And these check all the boxes, with 19 grams of protein, 23 grams of healthy, anti-inflammatory fats, and 8 grams of fiber!

These whip up quickly in a food processor, and then the walnuts are stirred in by hand. If you don’t have walnuts on hand, you could use any other nut!

I used Manitoba Milling Ground Flaxseed and Nuzest Clean Lean Vanilla protein powder in this recipe.

Enjoy these chocolate walnut muffins that won’t spike & crash your blood sugar, but instead will keep your energy steady until lunch!

If you like these, be sure to try the other 2 recipes from A Balanced Approach to PCOS here: Summer Salmon SaladSummer Salmon Salad and Turkey Taco BowlsTurkey Taco Bowls!

Chocolate muffins on a plate

Note: These freeze well, so feel free to make them ahead and pull out individual servings as you need them!

Black Bean Chocolate Walnut Muffins

High-protein, high-fiber muffins
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Melissa Groves, RDN, LD


  • cups black beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pea protein powder
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray 8 wells of a standard-size muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Put all of the ingredients except the walnuts in a food processor and process until smooth. Stir in the walnuts by hand.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the greased wells of the muffin tin, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer the muffins to a cooling rack, and let cool. Serve, or store for later in the week.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4mg

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Chocolate Walnut Muffins

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