Have you ever thought, man I love muffins but it’s not worth the 300-400 calories?
If you’re like me you think this every time you go to Panera and try eating healthy. But the thought of those enormous and decadent muffins doesn’t leave your mind. You order one, eat it crying in your car, and drive home. Eating sweets shouldn’t be like this!
I’m no freak. I love eating a pan of choco-choco chunk brownies just as much as the next premenstrual female, but I can’t do that every day. Not even close. If utopia does exist, that would be a part of my day and my butt would remain forever perky. But until we find a perfect world, I need to find an alternative.
I’ve recently cracked down on my eating habits which lead to the creation of Mighty Muffins. These were made by mistake when I was attempting to make protein bars and only had a muffin tin. I have since tweaked that recipe to always make muffins that are:
- Under 200 calories per serving
- Over 6 grams of protein per serving
- Contain 1 serving of fruit or vegetable, per serving
- 1 serving will be 2 muffins (I mean who the heck can eat just one?)
There were a few batches that were experimental. I still ate them but I wanted to perfect the recipe and make it easy to substitute different veggies and fruits.
Here is the base recipe I have used each time:
- ½ C Stevia in the raw
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 C oat flour
- 2 scoops vanilla or chocolate whey protein
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 cup of chopped vegetable or fruit
- 1 cup rolled oats
Today, I used 1 cup of blueberries and had to make some changes to the flour because I ran out. I also used chocolate whey protein powder.
Mix all ingredients and pour batter into lined muffin tin.
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until desired doneness.
Nutritional Value per Serving: 2 muffins
- 142 Calories
- 9.2 grams of protein
- 32 grams of carbs
Store them in Tupperware and stow in fridge for no more than 1 week. Throw them in a Ziploc bag, grab one on the go, do whatever you want with them. They are easy to make, easy to eat and taste great! Ok, so they are no Death by Chocolate cake but for having no butter and no sugar, they do the job.