Thursday, March 30, 2017

Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

There's nothing like a yummy muffin-I mean, they are basically an excuse to eat cake in the morning with a cup of coffee. And generally speaking, that's exactly what they are: cake.  Most muffins out there have tons more sugar and calories than a donut...what?! But, don't despair, this muffin* is fantastic. It's fluffy, cake like, super easy AND low carb, higher protein and gluten free-and you can't tell. Hooray! I've been using these for snacks and meals when I'm on the go. 

What you need:
(makes 15 muffins)

  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or you could use pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (just salt and nuts)
  • 1/2 cup unflavored protein powder (I used the vegan Arbonne protein boost...could could totally use other powders, but if they are sweetened, cut down the sweetener you add to the recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tsp liquid stevia (or if you want to use another sweetener like honey, use 1/2 will have more carbs and calories)
  • 1 txp baking soda
  • 1 txp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
What you do:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degress
  2. Put everything in a blender and blend-did I just blow your mind? SO EASY!
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into a regular size muffin tin (greased or lined with parchment paper muffin liners-makes it soooo easy and not messy)
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the tops start to brown a bit like in the picture
  5. EAT!
My kids love these muffins...especially with a swipe of peanut butter or jelly or both.

Each muffin contains 100 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 carbs (only 1 sugar), 2 grams fiber and 6 grams protein. 


* original recipe which I adapted (and I think made a bit tastier) for my own nutrition needs

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