Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Flourless Protein Muffins

 
Okay so these muffins can be made so many ways...I've made banana/chocolate/apple cinnamon/pumpkin of course not all of them combined, pick your flavor & use suggested amount below but the options are plenty!  I make them about once a week and I'm always throwing different things in & substituting different ingredients and it's all whipped up in the blender. Easy peasy! I haven't taken a fancy picture yet so the one you see is a batch of pumpkin muffins I took that I sent to my sister on my phone but you get the idea, right?
1 cup oats (old fashioned kind, not quick cooking)
1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt (any yogurt works here, I've also used cottage cheese)
1/4 cup milk (I use coconut or almond but any will do)
2 eggs
1/4-1/3 cup sweetener of choice -you can adjust the sweetness to your liking
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder (use chocolate for chocolate muffins if you have it)
2 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (When I make the pumpkin or apple cinnamon I also add some nutmeg, allspice, cloves, all the warm spices that belong with apples & pumpkin)
2 bananas/1 cup pumpkin puree/1/3 cup cocoa powder/1 green apple grated (of course NOT all of them, pick your muffin flavor & use suggested amount)
Important: The paper liners don't work well when baking with a base that does not include flour, they always seem to stick to the paper. I sprayed the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or you can use foil cupcake liners or a silicone muffin pan.
 
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners, (or just use a silicone muffin pan).
2. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats are smooth.You may need to help it along by scraping down sides a few times.
3. Divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
You can change this & add other seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc. Enjoy!!

2 comments:

  1. Your welcome... they are such a healthy & delicious treat!

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