Low Carb, gluten free peanut butter and dark chocolate breakfast muffins


These muffins are out of this world. The peanut butter and dark chocolate are just amazing together but you know that already!

These muffins, however, are a little bit especial because I used a nutritional supplement called Vi Shake Mix to include in the breakfast muffin batter.

But you may ask, what is Vi Shake Mix?

Vi Shake is a protein blend nutritional supplement that is low-fat, low sodium, low-calorie, low sugar, and lower in carbs. It is a protein supplement with extra nutritional properties. The Vi Shake Mix also uses natural colors, like beet powder to make their different flavored colors, which I think its awesome.

How did it taste?

The Vi Shake Mix  was vanilla flavored, but you can add other individual packages to make flavors like banana, chocolate and strawberry. All in all it was pretty good. I really enjoyed it when I added it to my fruit smoothies in the morning. You can also have the shake just mixed in with some milk if your prefer. I think post work out it would also be great.

Would I try it again?

Yes I would. I think next time I will try to get more creative and incorporate the Vi Shake into a pancake batter of some sort. However, I really liked these peanut butter and dark chocolate muffins, so I might make them again first :-)

I think I could consider my husband a protein supplement expert, since he relays on these powders for breakfast every morning. He actually thought this product was pretty good too, so he will be using it quite often.

Let me know if you get to try these muffins and how you like them. Until my next post,

Stay safe and enjoy!


Here you can see the before and after. Just sprinkle the remainder dark chocolate chips over the muffins before baking. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Visalus. This post contains affiliate links. Visalus provided  me with the Vi Shake Mix  to write this review and all opinions are my own. I speak from personal experience. Please consult your doctor if you have a medical-related condition and would like to start on a nutritional supplement . The end. :-)


Low carb, gluten free peanut butter and dark chocolate breakfast muffins

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 12 muffins

Total Time: 35 minutes


4 scoops Vi shake Mix
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup unrefined sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup rolled oats, gluten free
1/3 cup organic peanut butter
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp coconut flour
4 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda



Preheat oven to 350F degrees F. Line muffin pan with muffin paper liners.

In a large bowl, with a wire whisk, combine first 6 ingredients. Add the remainder ingredients to the bowl reserving 2 Tbsp of dark chocolate chips and combine until well incorporated. Fill paper liners 2/3 of the way and sprinkle the remainder chocolate chips over each muffin.

Bake for 22-24 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Remove muffins from muffin pan and cool completely on a wire rack. You may freeze these for future consumption if you like.

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 11 muffins.


  1. These muffins look nutritious and I love them packed with protein!

  2. These muffins look great! I love that they’re full of protein. :) How many grams are in each scoop? For those of us living abroad. :)

  3. These muffins sound great! Love the idea of adding in the nutrient supplement.

  4. Hi there – They look delicious! What do you recommend using in place of the yogurt? I am dairy-free. Thanks!

  5. Those are great, yummy substitutes! Thanks so much! I’m gonna try and let you know :)

  6. Yum I love how balenced these muffins are and gluten free is always a plus!

  7. I just so happen to have some vi shake mix in my cabinet! I got it a while back but keep forgetting to try it.. I think this sounds terrific!! I am placing a Netrition.com order in a few weeks so will be sure to add sugar free chocolate chips to my order just for these!!


  8. Sounds amazing! Do you have a supplement replacement suggestion? I don’t have that. Thanks!!

    • You can use any other type of protein powder if you like but if that is not on hand you can just increase the amt of coconut flour in the recipe. I would do an extra 2 tablespoons :-) Just make sure the batter is not too dry, since coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture. If it is just add a tad more almond milk. Let me know how they turn out. Thanks for visiting.

  9. If following the Vi lifestyle, is one muffin a replacement for a shake or is one muffin a healthy snack? Look great!! Thanks.

  10. Does 1 muffin equal 1 serving? :)

  11. For the person asking about Vi life and the muffins replacing a shake…. I would imagine the muffin would be a snack not a substitute because the entire receipe only calls for 4 scoops of shake mix. 1 shake is 2 scoops. This recipe makes a dozen muffins. Love the Vi-life. I can’t wait to try these muffins. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Hola!!!!!

    podemos sustituir la harina de coco por almendras/avena?

    gracias por estas maravillosas recetas!!!!

  13. Entonces 4 cucharadas de harina y si no quiero poner proteína, Otras 4 más de harina?


  14. Muchisimas gracias por las respuestas tan rapidas!!

    Un abrazo desde el otro lado del charco!!

  15. Hi Miryam,

    I love gluten-free and low carb muffins. Thank you for the recipe.

  16. The muffins looks so delicious. i want to have a try.

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