Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Clean Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins

Whoever said "Invention is the mother of necessity" was a genius! So true! To get my nutrition on point for the Body Earned Program, I needed a quick meal that was around 200 calories and had similar proportions of carbs and protein. I headed to the drawing board and came up with these tasty little treats. Sometimes I get super nervous when I'm "inventing" a new recipe, especially if I'm just making it up as I go along. Every recipe with ingredients like oat flour (yes, I know I can make my own) and protein powder is a decent investment, money wise so it's a huge plus when I don't have to toss the whole batch out. Not that that ever happens....

It's also worth noting (since I promised to keep you updated) I tried these with both whey protein and egg white protein and I was not impressed with the way the egg protein baked. It made the muffins more dense and overall they seemed to be harder and have less moisture. Looks like I'll be sticking with whey for baking. 

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1 medium apple, chopped into small cubes, skin on
2 scoops MRM whey protein powder
4 egg whites
1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
6 packets of Truvia (you may want to add more if you like your baked goods sweet)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt 


Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin.
2.. Place all ingredients in Kitchen Aid mixer and mix well. 
3. Divide batter into 12 muffin tins and bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes. 

Not only do these taste awesome, but they make your house smell amazing too! 

Nutrition:
1 muffin
Calories: 95
Carbs:12g
Fat: 1g
Protein: 9g
Sugar: 3g



30 comments:

  1. You sound like me, when experimenting with baking and it doesn't come out quite right, eat it anyway lol

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  2. I make something really similar to those and they are my go-to snack in the afternoons. Slap on a little natural PB and they are EVEN BETTER!

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  3. Can't wait to try these! I bet they would be killer with chopped dried apricots and a bit of coconut in place of the apple. Yum!

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  4. Bookmarking!!

    I absolutely LOVE how these are clean and simple. Great recipe!!

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  5. Hey these look delicious!!! Love your recipes. =) Wanted to know if you are still using the Dymatize Isolate protein powder. I am about to start the Body Earned program and i know James only recommends a few different types of whey protein. Im also lactose intolerant and i was fine with the Dymatize. Was just wondering what you were using now and if it tastes as good!

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    1. I use that for baking and try to use Only Protein or my new MRM egg white protein for shakes.

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    2. ...and it hasnt bothered you at all? Im going to try it. =) I really, REALLY liked the dymatize though. =((

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  6. Mmm. Sounds good with the chopped apple. I always get nervous making a new recipe too because if it tastes like crap I will still eat it so I don't waste money. :)

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  7. Yum! I am going to try these. I love all of your recipes because you tend to use a lot of staples that we general clean eaters have on hand. I love using something exotic from time to time, but really enjoy how you create your delicious and simple recipes :)

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  8. Love your recipes; they are a staple in my house! Do you think if I substitute a mashed banana for the chopped apple I would still get similar results??

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    1. That would probably change the consistency a lot... it would be comparable to using apple sauce instead of apples. You could probably play around with it to make it work!

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  9. I just made these and had to have one and they were so good! Thanks so much for all the great recipes. I have to say that every recipe I ever made of yours (and there have Belen's tons) are always so good! Pls add this one to recipes tab so I don't forget it. :)

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  10. These look delicious. Apple and cinnamon is my favourite combination!
    I'm definitely going to make these this week.

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  11. I made these last night! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. HI! what meal do you eat these for?! i want to make them! they look great for post workout! or meal 3

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  13. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I've been having one every day this week as my mid afternoon snack. Yum. THANK YOU

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  14. Hi!

    Can I use liquid stevia instead of truvia ? thx :)

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  15. loved this recipe! i do have a quick question? what time would be best to have these at and how many?

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    1. I like these for pre workout or breakfast

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  16. This might be an obvious question, but do you use unflavored protein powder for these? I really want to try them but only have vanilla protein powder on hand; I wasn't sure if that would work or if I need to get some unflavored protein instead. Thanks in advance!!

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    1. I made them with vanilla protein powder, I just added 3 packets of Splenda instead of 6. They turned out perfect.

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  17. Welp. I need to make these! They look DELICIOUS.

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  18. I am assuming that you use Dymatize Iso-100 Vanilla flavored for ost of your baking? I am getting ready to order off of bodybuilding.com but wanted to make sure that is the correct whey protein. Thanks!

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  19. I just made these and love them! Do you keep them in the fridge ?

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  20. Its awesome food and test. Very nice. I have enjoyed this article and will try it by myself.

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  21. I just made these but mine turned out really dry :'( I used scitec nutrition 's honey Vanilla.. Is that why??

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  22. Do you use plain or vanilla greek yogurt?

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