There is just something so comforting about the smell of warm apples and cinnamon filling my home. It reminds me of the beautiful fall weather, the holidays, family, friends, etc. In fact, candle companies know the nostalgia of this and have capitalized on it with the delicious smells of their fragrance candles. Well today, I’m bringing you a recipe that you can bake year round and not feel guilty about eating! My Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins are scrumptious with 11 grams of protein, only 100 calories and less than 2 grams of fat per muffin. Enjoy (why not have two?)!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
CINNAMON APPLE PROTEIN MUFFINS
1 1/3 cup oat flour (or you can use regular oats and grind them into flour)
3/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup granulated stevia (or your preferred sweetener)
4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup finely chopped apples
1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tsp. coconut oil (softened)
5 egg whites
How to Prepare (so simple!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine oat flour, protein powder, stevia, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, mix apples, yogurt, oil, and whites until combined. Add to the flour mixture and mix well until the batter is well blended.
4. Divide evenly amongst a 12-cup muffin pan. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a knife inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy (one…or two)!
Per muffin (recipe makes 12): 100 calories, 11 grams protein, 11 grams carbohydrates (1 gram fiber), 1.5 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.