Savoury protein muffins


To kick off Project Christmas Pudding Removal, I whipped up these high protein paleo muffins as a post workout recovery brekky. Very high in protein and delicious is the perfect combination for making amends for the holiday season’s naughties…



Makes 2 serves – one serve 4 muffins. (approx. 7.5 g protein/muffin)

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 8 organic cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 red onion, cut fine
  • 1 big slice of bacon, cut fine
  • (30g pure whey protein – optional)
  • salt, cayenne-, black- and white pepper to season



Preheat oven to 185C.

Brown the onions and bacon on a frying pan. Add in tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Put aside to rest.

Separate three egg whites into a bowl and add in two whole eggs (+ protein powder). Season and whisk thoroughly.

Divide egg mix into 8 muffin cups, and add onion, bacon and tomato mix equally divided.

Place muffin cups in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.

Serve immediately and eat while hot.



  1. Definitely going to try and make this for brekky this week!

  2. Look delicious! Do you think you could use soy protein isolate instead of the whey?

    • I suppose you could. Though I wouldn’t recommend overly processed soy products in general.

  3. They sound great, but at which point do you add the whey protein? Into the egg mix?
    What is whey protein made from? I always thought it was a dairy derivative.

    • Whey is a dairy derivative and therefore not paleo friendly. Personally I only make these protein muffins with whey protein while I’m training heavily and feel that I need the extra protein.

      I would definitely recommend getting your protein from meat and fish first, and only resorting to these supplements as a temporary cheat.

  4. The whey protein isn’t mentioned in the instructions. I guess you just add it to the egg mix?

    • That’s correct Betty, just add it in the eggs mix. To be honest, nowadays I don’t even add the protein powder, but rely on the protein in the eggs themselves…

  5. Just with the whey protein, could you use Hemp protein as a sub?


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