Monday, 28 July 2014

Gluten-Free Almond Muffins



Aside from trying to cut sugar, I've also started to cut my processed carb intake. Although I still keep my whole-grains at breakfast and lunch, I'm working to manage my stress-eating habit of shoveling my face full of empty carbs.

Since ignoring cravings can end in an eventual binge, I thought swapping flour-based muffins with almond-based muffins would be a healthier way to satisfy my cravings. After reading through some recipes online, I came up with a very successful mix of ingredients that led to these tasty and protein-packed morsels.

An added bonus - it's also gluten free! My only caveat is that you need to choose a protein powder you love the taste of because the flavour of the powder will really be pronounced in the muffins.

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins):
  • 1 & 1/3 Cups almond meal (also sold as ground almonds, or almond flour)
  • 5 Scoops white chocolate or vanilla protein powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Melt coconut oil in the microwave, in 10 second increments until mostly liquid
  3. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until mixed well
  4. Line a standard muffin tin with liners, and evenly distribute the batter among 12 liners
  5. Place in the oven, and bake for 12 minutes
Enjoy!


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