High Protein Muscle Building Muffins
Well, my buddy Dave has done it again with these High Protein Muscle Building Fat Burning Apple & Cinnamon Muffins. This is just one of the many healthy recipe ideas Dave shares that help you transform your body by making bad foods good.
This high protein muffin recipe is a welcome treat. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to build muscle or burn that stubborn belly fat. This is a healthy snack option that will fit into either diet plan.
Muffins generally aren’t something I would consider a healthy snack, especially when it comes to transforming your body. I’m not sure if you have ever checked out the nutrition label of your typical breakfast or snack muffin, but they are horrendous. I don’t really classify them all that much higher than a doughnut.
There’s no question that a doughnut is a poor nutrition choice. But how much better off are you when you grab the typical muffin for your breakfast or snack?
If we were to just look at the calories, a doughnut in most cases will have less than a breakfast muffin. A medium sized doughnut measuring almost 4 inches across contains 255 calories. Your average doughnut usually has 170 to 270 calories. When you get into the fancy doughnuts, they are going to cost you 290 to 360 calories. If you get extra fancy and go with the cream-filled option, you are looking at 300 to 390 calories.
Now compare that to your typical store bought muffin. A giant bakery muffin has anywhere from 340 to 630 calories, and that’s before you add anything like butter, jam, or your favorite spread.
Calories in a muffin:
- Panera Apple Crunch muffin (5 oz): contains 470 calories, 12 grams fat, 83g carbs, 7g protein
- Starbucks’ Apple Bran muffin (4.3 oz): contains 350 calories, 9 grams fat, 64g carbs, 6g protein
- Dave’s Apple Cinnamon Muffin - Calories: 204, Fat: 5g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 20g
Not only are there a lot of calories in the typical muffin, the nutritional value is poor too. They are also made of poor quality ingredients. Sugar is often the first or second most used ingredient. Then look at the nutritional break down. Though generally not high in fat, they usually contain the bad fat, and the carbs are through the roof. Not a great way to burn fat or build lean muscle.
Dave has come to the rescue with his healthy and tasty muffin recipe.
Dave’s muffin recipe takes a good tasting treat and makes it healthy – High Protein Apple Cinnamon Muffins.
You can really enjoy these anytime, but they are a great way to jump start the recovery process. Take one to the gym with you and as soon as you are done your workout, sit back and enjoy one of these muffins and do so guilt free.
Apple & Cinnamon High Protein Muffins
Ingredients For Your Apple & Cinnamon High Protein Muffins
Makes 3 Servings at 1 Muffin per serving
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup Oat Bran
- 6 Egg Whites – look here to see how many calories in an egg white
- 1 scoop (12g) of Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon of Splenda
- 1 tbsp of Flax Oil
- 1 diced Apple
- 2 Tbsp of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
How to Make Your High Protein Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
- In your VitaMix, mix all the ingredients, except for the diced apple. blend until the mix get thick
- Add the diced apple and stir by hand with a spoon or spatula
- Pour the mix in a muffin pan
- Cook at 350 degrees F until golden brown, about 30 mins
Apple & Cinnamon High Protein Muffins Nutritional Facts
High Protein Apple & Cinnamon Muffins Nutrition Information
Per Serving, 1 Muffin
Let me know what you think and if you make any changes like adding strawberries or blueberries.
High Protein Muscle Building Fat Burning Apple & Cinnamon Muffins