Friday, March 28, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

So, I don't know what your morning is like, but I don't have time to eat breakfast in the morning before work.  I go to the gym super early and then it's right to work.  I always eat breakfast at work during the week.  I pack a protein bar and fruit sometimes, but that can get kinda boring.  I decided to experiment with baking some muffins that I could easily freeze and then toss in my lunch box for the day.  I came up with some Apple Cinnamon Muffins! Crazy healthy with only 245 calories for 6 muffins! Add to that a 30 gram protein boost and you got yourself an awesome breakfast on the go :)
Yum!! Whether you pop these in your lunch box, or just grab on your way out the door, they are a perfect quick breakfast! Much healthier than going through that drive thru of unnamed fast food place on the way to work.

Did I mention the recipe is super easy as well?! It is! Very few ingredients needed.
You will need cinnamon protein powder, egg substitute, oat bran, unsweetened applesauce, baking powder, cinnamon, and your favorite sweetener.  
**You could use any type of flour in place of the oat bran**
**Vanilla protein powder works too**

Mix together all your dry ingredients.  
The oat bran is hiding under the wonderful protein powder :)

Add the rest of the ingredients to the same bowl and mix until smooth.  No fancy equiptment needed here.  Just a bowl and a spoon!
Pour your batter into a muffin pan.  I love using these silicon baking cups, but regular paper liners will work.  You do want some sort of liner, because the batter will stick otherwise.
You will get 6 regular sized muffins.  Of course you could make mega muffins or mini muffins :)

Top them off with a little cinnamon/sweetener mixture.
I keep a shaker of this stuff mixed up at all times. Calorie free cinnamon sugar!

This will give the muffins a nice crunchy cinnamon top.
Sprinkle it on there generously and pop them in the oven. 350 for about 18 minutes.

Stick a toothpick in the middle of one and if it comes out clean, they are done!
Look at that cinnamon sugar top! Mmmmm...

 Now if you only wanted to eat one muffin, it would only have about 40 calories.  

But let's be real with ourselves, you are going to eat them all! And why not?? These guys freeze well so feel free to bake a bunch and have them all week.  Or all month!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (170g)
  • 1 scoop cinnamon protein powder (30g)
  • 1 T oat bran (20g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • sweetener as needed 
  1. Mix all ingredients together.  
  2. Line muffin pan with silicon cups or regular liners.  
  3. Fill 3/4 of the way. 
  4. Top with cinnamon/sweetener mixture. 
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Makes 6 muffins - 40 calories each
245 calories for all 6 muffins
2g Fat
28g Carb
30g Protein

**What is your favorite on-the-go breakfast???


  1. Do you think they work as cookies?

    1. I think the batter is a little too wet. Add a little extra oat bran or protein powder and I bet they would make great cookies!