Protein Muffin Recipe

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Please find the delicious recipe below for Protein Muffins. Eating healthy is all the rage these days but finding a healthy snack that tastes good can be a problem. Problem solved! These muffins are made with no artificial sugar but still taste very good. You can substitute different fruits in the ingredients if you do not like the fruit in this recipe. Other additions or substitutions are yogurt or unsweetened apple sauce to make the muffins a little more moist. You can always top with a tiny burst of whip cream if you would like as well!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 17 min
Ready in: 37 min
Yields: Makes 12 large muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 4 scoops 100% Whey Protein
  • 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 - 8oz bag Dried Cranberries
  • 3 Apples, Cut in small cubes
  • 3 Bananas, Cut in small slices

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together with a spoon
  2. Then beat for 2 to 3 minutes on medium with a handheld blender
  3. Batter will be lumpy
  4. Grease muffin pan
  5. Fill Muffin pan with batter
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes

The importance of Protein in your diet

Each protein muffin has 8 grams of protein in them! Protein is a very important component in a person's diet. Whey protein, which is used in the muffin recipe, is complete protein and the body needs complete protein to build and repair muscle tissue. Protein is great for a couple of different reasons not only does it help to build muscle, strengthens bones, protects against heart disease, but it also helps you to lose weight. When you eat meals that are high in protein the weight that is lost is mostly fat, not muscle. This is why it is so popular among body builders. The other way it helps with weight loss is that protein activates your brain into feeling fuller on less food. Protein also increases your metabolism especially if it is combined with lower carbs therefore, supporting your body's natural ability to burn fat.

Other great sources of protein:

Of course there are the meats: Chicken, beef, and pork

Most of us know that eggs and nuts are a great source of protein

Some other interesting foods with high amounts of protein in them are: Cottage Cheese, Oatmeal, brown rice, spinach, baked potato with skin, avocado, beans, and broccoli.


Why Whey Protein?

Because it is a complete protein, and since the calculated method for finding out how much protein a person needs is your body weight times .37, it is hard to get the amount of protein a person needs in just foods. Plus this calculation only calculates the minimum you should have in your daily diet. So, for example, if you are 140 pounds then you would need 50 grams of protein as your minimum daily protein intake. If you work out then you may need up to 114 grams. In one scoop of 100% Whey protein there is 24 grams of protein. Make a shake and have it with your 8 grams of protein muffin and there you go. Add in other sources of protein into the shake and then you are well on your way!

To calculate your daily protein intake I found a great site below:

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/library/blproteincalculators.htm

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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I've never had protein muffins before, but I'm intrigued now! I may have to give these muffins a try. Thanks for the great recipe and helpful substitution suggestions.


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Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT Author

Thanks randomcreative! I didn't think they would taste good but they do so I had to share!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This recipe has such wonderful ingredients, especially the fruit that benefits our bodies. I learned something from your share on proteins and I will have to include it more often in my morning diet.


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Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT Author

Thanks teaches12345! I am glad that this article helped!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

This sounds wonderful! I love learning new recipes so this is definitely bookmarked, thank you!

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