Peppermint Oreo Protein Cupcake Recipe

Peppermint Oreo Protein Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients: Peppermint Oreo Protein Cupcake Recipe

Protein Cupcakes

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 scoops Ascent Chocolate Micellar Casein
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. Truvia
  • 6 double-stuff Oreos

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Frosting

  • 6 peppermint Hershey’s kisses, melted
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1-1/2 scoops Ascent chocolate casein
  • 4 tbsp almond milk (to get a thick smooth frosting consistency)


*Truvia is a stevia/cane sugar blend. It has about ⅓ the calories of sugar but still bakes like sugar. It can be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. If you can’t find it, 4 tbsp. Of regular granulated sugar will work!

Instructions: Peppermint Oreo Protein Cupcake Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl.
    • Microwave for about 60 seconds.
  • Stir until completely melted and mixed together.
  • Add all remaining cupcake ingredients except for Oreos.
  • Gently stir together until a smooth, thick batter is formed.
  • Fill 6 spots in a muffin pan about 1/3 of the way with batter.
  • Add an Oreo to each.
  • Top with remaining batter.
  • Bake for 8 minutes at 350 or until a knife comes out clean.
    • Be careful not to over-bake, or they will dry out.
  • Once baked, let completely cool.
    • Can put in fridge/freezer to speed the process up.

To make chocolate peppermint protein frosting:

  • Add peppermint Hershey Kiss’ and dark chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.
    • Microwave for a total of about 90 seconds, but mixing after every 30 second interval.
  • Add casein protein powder and almond milk.
    • You will need to mix pretty vigorously to get a smooth frosting since it will be thick.
  • Top each of the cooled cupcakes with frosting, and another peppermint Hershey Kiss if desired.

Nutrition per cupcake with frosting (out of 6): 340 calories, 22 protein, 31 carbs, 16 fat, 4 fiber, 16 sugar Nutrition w/o frosting roughly 100 calories less per cupcake

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