Happy Tuesday everyone! I am so excited to share our recipe of the week with you because it will seriously change your life. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I can promise you it will at least change your morning!
Lately I have been starting to run in the mornings again (you can thank Samantha's post on How to Stay Healthy All Summer Long for this new trend) which has lead to me rushing through my morning breakfast routine. As you may know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I realized that even though I was working out in the AMs, if I am not nourishing my body properly than my efforts of working in the morning are not nearly as effective as they should be! This is why I decided to go on the hunt for a quick and healthy breakfast option that could give me the nutrients my body needs with little to no effort required from me in the AM.
The first place I always look when I am trying a new recipe is my box of stray notecards that I used to write recipes on (this may or may not have been a DIY project gone horribly wrong...) and that is when I found my cinnamon protein muffins recipe. I cannot for the life of my figure out the original source, but I assure you I did not create this recipe and it came from a book at one point in time (probably one of these). After reviewing the recipe I knew I wanted to throw a couple apples into the mix because K & I have more apples than we will ever be able to eat right now and cinnamon and apples just go so well together, so really, what could go wring?!! I quickly looked up a few comparable recipes on Pinterest to make sure I do not totally destroy this recipe by added a fruit element and then I was off to the races! The results are AMAZING. So delicious, low calorie, and completely prepared for the rest of the week!
99 Calorie | Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
½ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups Whole Wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, quartered, then diced
2 large eggs
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup Cinnamon
¼ cup Brown Sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees & grease muffin pan
- Whisk together sugar, applesauce, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, & apples
- In a separate bowl mix together eggs, greek yogurt & butter
- Fold all ingredients together until well mixed
- Fill greased muffin tin with ¾ cup mix
- Bake for 15-20 min, or until each muffin passes the toothpick test
- Set on rack for 10 min to cool and then – enjoy J