Seasonal Muffins for Monday

Happy Monday wordpress world! In keeping with my pumptastic seasonal sensations I give you my pumpkin protein muffins!ImageIf I could recall the recipe for these magnificently moist morsels I would absolutely share it but I sort of threw some stuff together and crossed my fingers! They’re perfectly pumpkiny with just the right amount of sweet to start your day or treat yourself when the mid-afternoon munchies strike!

In general, I used a can of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup applesauce, two egg whites, vanilla extract, 1 cup old fashioned oats, a few tablespoons of flax, 1/4 almond meal, 1/4 vanilla protein powder, a few tablespoons of pumpkin spice and somewhere around a tsp of baking power, baking soda and salt. Keep in mind I am guessing at these amounts but next time I whip up a batch (which will likely been soon) I will be sure to write it down! I mixed the wet ingredients in a bowl, mixed the dry ingredients in a bowl and then combined the two…spooned the beautiful batter into my muffin tins and baked for about 20 minutes at 350.

The sweet smell of the fabulously fragrant batter filled my whole apartment and while I might bake them a little longer next time, they turned our terrific!

I hope these muffins get you into the seasonal spirit…enjoy!

Powerful Starts

chervanalmmuffins(Cherry Almond Protein Muffins)

Looking for a mid-week sweet start? Whip up some cherry almond protein muffins for a delicious breakfast full of fiber and protein!

Indulge in some baked bliss and give your morning an extra boost at about 100 calories! These little gems have oats, whole wheat, and protein to keep you full and energized as well as powerful little bursts of sweet cherry goodness!

Cherries are a great source of fiber, rich in vitamins E,C,A and packed with anti-oxidants like melatonin which helps regulate sleep cycles and heart rhythm.

I am admittedly still tweaking the recipe a bit but here’s a good starting point (after I play around with it I will adjust the post to reflect the most yummylicious version and you are welcome to comment with suggestions of your own!): 1/2c. old fashioned oats, 1/2c. w.w. flour, 1 1/2 tbs. light brown sugar, 1tsp. cinnamon, 1tsp. baking powder, 1/4c. raw almonds roughly chopped, 1 egg, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein, 1tbs creme fraiche, 2tsp. sugar, 2/3c. vanilla almond milk, 1/2c. dried cherries.

Preheat to 400, mix the ingredients through almonds in a bowl together. Beat together the ingredients through almond milk in a bowl. Mix cherries into the wet ingredients and in three parts mix the dry into the wet. Scoop into muffin cups and bake for 17-20 minutes.

Give yourself a powerful start…enjoy!

Morning Muffins!

Morning Muffins!

Make your morning meal more than amazing with a whole wheat carrot raisin muffin.

These yummy delights are just 150 calories and filled with wholesome, healthy ingredients guaranteed to keep that fit frame full for the morning!

Bake a batch on Sunday and have breakfast all week with some leftover to share. Eating this built to travel breakfast will help give you energy to start your day as well as nutrients to help your vision, digestion and cognitive functions!

All you need is 2 c. whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 egg, 1/3 c. l.b. sugar, 1/4 c. oil, 1 1/4 c. buttermilk, 1 c. shredded carrots and 1/2 c. raisins and you’re on your way! Turn that oven to 400 and bake for 18-20 minutes to yield yummy treats sure to start your morning with a smile!

Make your morning merry with a muffin…enjoy!!!