Friday, November 20, 2015

Recipe ReDux Post # 40 Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins

November’s Recipe ReDux is “Creative Quick Breads” and we were challenged to develop a unique quick bread recipe. My favorite quick bread to make is muffins because they are great for portion control and freeze well too. So for this challenge I chose to do muffins and decided on an apple cinnamon flavor for a seasonal touch. I love using bananas as a base to keep the muffins super moist ad slightly sweet without a lot of fat and calories.  Using oats and oat flour creates a dense texture and works well to bring in fiberful whole grains and replaces wheat too.  And, putting in a bit of protein powder throws in a nice power packed punch to help keep you full hours after eating these.  I usually make the jumbo muffin size for a hearty AM meal that’s still a very reasonable 300 calories. You can also make them in regular sized muffin tins as well. They are best kept join the fridge. I simply pop one in the microwave for 30-40 seconds and spread a little almond butter or low sugar jam on them for a delicious breakfast. I hope you will try the recipe and also check out the rest of the “Creative Quick Breads” baked by the awesome Recipe ReDux crew!

2 cup rolled oats,
3/4 cup oat flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 Tablespoons protein powder *(preferably natural
unflavored, see notes on the one I use below)
3 medium-large sized over ripe bananas, mashed
6 tablespoons liquid egg white
4 packed tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup finely chopped apple (peeled or unpeeled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour,
baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and protein powder in a small bowl.  In a large bowl, mix together the mashed banana, egg white, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the oats until well combined. Stir in the apples. Spoon into 6 jumbo size muffin pan cups (or 12 regular sized) coated with cooking spray and bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 30 minutes, until top is firm, lightly browned and a toothpick comes out mostly clean when inserted into the center.

* I have had great success with using Nature’s Best
Isopure Perfect Natural Protein Powder, unflavored- it is gluten-free, lactose free

Makes six jumbo muffins or twelve regular sized

Serving size 1 jumbo muffin Calories 310 Protein 13 g Carb 58 g Fiber 7 g Sugars 25 g Fat 3 g Saturated fat 0 g  Sodium 280 mg

Serving size 1 regular sized muffin Calories 155 Protein 6.5 g Carb 29 g Fiber 3.5 g Sugars 13 g Fat 1.5 g Saturated fat 0 g  Sodium 190 mg


jillconyers November 21, 2015 at 4:05 AM  

I'd be happy to get these as a gift for the holidays. I'm loving all things apple right now. Even more than pumpkin [gasp]!

Kelly November 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM  

These sound delicious! What a great healthy breakfast option!

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