Eat yourself healthy: Apple cinnamon protein muffins

BY JESSICA ROTHSCHILD
Cake to Kale

It’s the first in Cake to Kale‘s recipe series! My goal in this series is to provide macronutrient-friendly (meaning, optimal ratio of protein, carbs and fats) recipes that are perfect as post-workout meals or snacks. I will be writing more about macronutrients (“macros”) in an upcoming post. But for now, I present these warm and delicious (I made them the other night) apple cinnamon protein muffins!

apple cinnamon muffins

Ingredients:

1 diced apple
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (I used Trutein’s Cinnabun flavor to bring out the cinnamon!)
1/2 cup fat-free greek yogurt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup stevia or splenda
1.5 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 egg whites, 1 whole egg
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place ingredients into bowl and stir. Spray non-stick cooking spray on muffin pan. Pour batter evenly into muffin holes. Bake for 20 minutes.
apple cinnamon muffins

Makes 12 servings. Per Serving:
Macros: 100 calories. Carbs: 15g Protein: 8g Fat 1g

Jessica Rothschild (caketokale.com) offers private coaching which specializes in kickstarting metabolism, deconstructing cravings and personal training. Her mission is to inspire, educate and empower people to become rock stars in their bodies and minds.

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