Protein Breakfast Muffins

IMG_4076Muffins are seriously high in calories. Have you ever noticed the serving size on a label? Half of a muffin. Who eats half of a muffin? That’s just wrong.

But now you can start your day right with these protein breakfast muffins.  With only 55 calories each and 8 grams of protein, you can pair them with a big yogurt parfait or bowl of oatmeal to keep you satisfied until lunch time.

No more half muffins. And you get to eat more for breakfast. Win-win.


Protein Breakfast Muffins

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Serves: 12
Serving Size: 1 muffin

Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup natural sweetener baking blend of erythritol/stevia (like Swerve or Truvia)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum or 1T unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Steps
1. Combine all ingredients and let sit in fridge 15-20 minutes to thicken. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Fill standard 12 cup muffin tin and spray with oil or use parchment/silicone liners (better option as protein powders tend to make things sticky)
3. Bake at 375F for 5 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 and bake an addition 15-20 minutes or until set.

Serving Suggestion: Enjoy as a snack or serve alongside some of your other favorite breakfast items. Ideas include: yogurt parfait, oatmeal, eggs and bacon, etc.

Notes & Substitutions

Notes & Substitutions

  • Substitutions: You can use 1/2 cup regular sugar if you prefer. The nutrition information will change but it’s still much lower than your standard bakery muffin.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 55
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 8g

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