Fill your kitchen with the aromatic pleasures of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves this beautiful Fall weekend with my Apple Spice Protein Muffins!
I recently noticed that my spice cabinet was void of Apple Pie Spice *gasp* and I immediately had to hop online to Amazon and order some FRONTIER CO-OP Organic Apple Pie Spice. I absolutely love there spices! Once my product arrived, I threw on my apron (i.e. cooking cape) and worked like a mad scientist coming up with a fantastic, new, healthy recipe to share! At last, my Apple Spice Protein Muffins were born! What I love about these muffins (aside from the fact that they are super healthy for you!) is that they are so versatile!
Below I am putting just the baseline recipe, however, you can go crazy with the additional options if you'd like such as:
• Adding 1/2 cup of raisins
• Sprinkling the tops with walnuts before baking
• Adding 1 cup of grated carrots
• Subbing 1 cup of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (more protein) for applesauce
• Topping your muffin with nut butter or Greek yogurt
• Topping your muffin with a healthy frosting (recipe below)
Now let's get to the recipe!
2 cups of oat flour
2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (I used The Firicano Whey Vanilla Protein Powder)
2 TBS Stevia
Pinch of sea salt
2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 apple, diced
4 egg whites
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a muffin pan with either muffin cups or spray the cups with cooking spray, or coconut oil.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with a spatula and mix well.
Divide the batter evenly amongst the 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely before enjoying!
*Note, these are gluten free, so they will be more dense than regular flour muffins.
If you'd like to add a healthy frosting to add to your muffins:
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
1 cups of plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Mix together the protein, Greek yogurt and vanilla. Slowly add 1 TBS at a time of almond milk and mix until you get a thick frosting-like consistency. Place in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes to thicken up. Frost the muffins before eating or they will get soggy.
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