Mini Protein Coffee Cakes

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Turns out I bake when I am anxious and usually I am anxious on Sunday nights before my work week.  Tonight’s anxiety baking experiment was coffee cake!  These were super quick to prep and bake and are easy snacks to take on the go!  Here’s what you need:

40g oat flour (I blended my oats)

10g coffee grinds

1 scoop whey protein (I used Pro Jym Caramel Machhiato, Vanilla will work just fine!)

1 whole egg 2 egg whites

1/2 Banana

1 tbsp Baking Powder

Cinnamon

1 tbsp apple sauce

1 packet stevia

 

Directions:

Preheat over 350F

Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl

Mix in wet ingredients and mashed banana- add water for consistency if needed

Spray muffin pan (I use coconut oil spray) and fill slots 2/3

Top muffins with sprinkle of oats

Bake for roughly 12 minutes

Once baked, let cool for 5 minutes

I added extra “frosting” using 1/2 scoop protein powder, water, cinnamon sugar (can use ground cinnamon)

 

This made 6 muffins total at 80 Calories  2gF/9gC/7gP per muffin

FYI these are caffeinated in case that wasn’t clear.

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

Not feeling summer ready yet?  I am sure the recent long weekend full of drinking beer and BBQ hopping did not Blueberry Protein Muffinshelp.  I definitely took a couple of steps back this weekend but I find that having food prepared ahead of time allows me to get back on track quickly.  Otherwise I will fall into the “I am still hungover from the weekend and too tired to cook food so I’ll just get a bagel, oh and since I got a bagel this morning I might as well get takeout for lunch because I already started my day off on the wrong foot” routine.  Anyways, my point is that muffins are easy to take on the go and I have a new “healthified” recipe so I am sharing it.  I have been on a blueberry kick lately and am thrilled that I finally figured out how to bake healthy muffins that don’t taste dry!  These are only 60 calories per muffin and super low in fat.  Exact nutrition per muffin includes 1g Fat, 8g Carbs, 5g Protein.  So a couple of these are a perfect snack on the go…because I can’t just eat one 😉

You will need:

1/2 banana

1 egg, 2 whites

3/4 cup oat flour (blend oats until they are flour consistency)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I use Dannon Light&Fit)

Dash of baking soda

Dash of cinnamon

1/2 cup blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven 350F

Blend wet ingredients then mix with dry to make batter– don’t add blueberries yet

Spray muffin pan and fill each slot 2/3

Add blueberries on top

Bake for 12 mins

The batch makes 11 muffins.  And no I don’t like that it makes an odd number either.

Enjoy!

Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes

Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes

Birthday cake pancakes, because you probably don’t want to see another pumpkin spice pancake recipe.

My food does not always look perfect but I just had to share.  This was actually taken over the summer.  I did a lot of experimenting over the summer with protein pancakes and this recipe was one of my favorites. These take no time to prepare and have become a go to post- workout meal for me!  If you want to have a birthday party in your mouth every morning then you should definitely give these a try 🙂  This recipe makes 3 medium pancakes or 2 large pancakes.

 

Ingredients:

3 egg whites

1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese

1/2 cup quick oats

1/2 ripe banana

3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 packet Stevia

Sprinkles

 

Directions:

Mix or blend everything except for the sprinkles and 1/4 scoop protein powder

Spray and heat pan to medium heat and cook cakes 1-2 minutes each side

Add a little bit of water to your leftover protein powder so that it makes an icing consistency

Top pancakes with icing and sprinkles

 

The entire batch is only 412 calories with 4g Fat, 51g Carbohydrates, and 43g Protein.