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Low fat, high protein muffins

It’s a gorgeous looking day out today, in the 20s, but sunny – and that can make all the difference! Hello Vitamin D! :)
I’m going out to a craft show with my mom (Hi mom!!) and then we are going to the local YMCA for their open house. I have only been to the one in Saratoga, which is bigger. I am thinking of getting a membership for a few months for the pool use to train for my triathlon. Still up in the air about that, though.

Anyhoo, I had posted this on my food blog, but they are so yummy I wanted to make sure you saw this recipe!


Here is a versatile recipe concocted by John. These make big jumbo muffins, like the size you get at Dunkin Donuts! Only a lot less calories!

Basic Muffin
3/4 c. white flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. oat fiber (or replace this with more wheat flour)
2 scoops designer whey protein powder (natural)
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
optional: 1/2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. nutmeg

1 c. milk
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. liquid egg whites (or 3 real egg whites)

Add in Options
1 c. blueberries, chocolate chips, or whatever your heart desires

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl, and mix liquid ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour liquids into dry and gently fold together until mostly mixed. Then fold in blueberries (or substitute). Spoon into 12 standard muffin cups or 6 jumbo muffin cups. Bake at 400 for 20 mins (std.) or 28 mins (jumbo) or until golden brown.

Nutritional info of basic muffin:

Cal: 260
Fat: 1 gram
Carbs: 37 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Protein: 14 grams

Calculate for any Add in items. Adding the blueberries adds only about 20 calories per muffin! Compared to Dunkin Donuts reduced fat blueberry muffin at 400 calories!

* Note, the oat fiber only adds about 5 calories, so if you sub with wheat flour, adjust your calorie count for it. The oat fiber is a specialty purpose, but really worth it!

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