These muffins are a great healthy snack idea to keep you going between meals. Get creative with different flavors and let me know which are the best! I personally like making the chocolate banana muffins the most and occasionally add bluberries also!
• 2 cups egg whites
• 1½ cups oats or 1 cup instant oatmeal or 1½ cups quick oatmeal
• ½ cup whole wheat flour
• 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
• ½ cup whey protein powder
• 1½ tsp baking powder
• 25 almonds
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract
• ⅛ tsp or pinch of salt
• 1 cup strawberries (see below for variations)
Pre-heat oven to 350˚F. Pour ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Mix in fruit by hand, if desired, or include in the blender. Pour into regular-sized stick-free muffin cups. Cook until toothpick comes out clean (about 40 minutes).
NUTRIENTS PER MUFFIN:
Calories: 120, Total Fat: 2 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Trans Fat: 0 g,
Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 125 mg, Total Carbs: 17 g,
Dietary Fiber: 3 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 9 g; Iron: 1.20 mg
FOR CHOCOLATE BANANA MUFFINS:
Substitute ½ cup sliced banana for the strawberries. Add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Use chocolate flavored whey protein powder. Add ½ to 1 tsp banana extract for extra banana flavor.
FOR BLUEBERRY MUFFINS:
Substitute 1 cup blueberries for the strawberries and 222 g unsweetened blueberry applesauce for the regular unsweetened applesauce.
FOR APPLE CINNAMON MUFFINS:
Substitute ⅔ cup diced apple for the strawberries. Add cinnamon.
FOR RASPBERRY MUFFINS:
Substitute ⅔ cup raspberries for strawberries and 222 g country berry unsweetened applesauce for the regular unsweetened applesauce.
FOR PEACH MUFFINS:
Substitute 1 cup diced peaches for strawberries and 222 g mango-peach unsweetened applesauce for the regular unsweetened applesauce.
Michelle Roots BA KIN, CSCS, PES