Thursday, April 2, 2015

70 Calorie Blueberry Muffins with Vanilla Protein Glaze

I got the idea for these amazing blueberry muffins from One of my favorite healthy lifestyle blogs. They are almost the same, with a few adjustments :)

Here's what you'll need for the muffins:

-1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
-2 Tsp Baking Powder
-3/4 Cup Stevia In The Raw or baking Truvia
-1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
-3/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
-5 Ounces Vanilla Greek Yogurt
-1 Large Egg
-2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 
-1/2 - 1 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1-2 Cups Freshly washed blueberries

Here's what you'll need for the glaze:

-A scoop or two of vanilla protein powder
-2 tablespoons (give or take) of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Here's the recipe:

-Preheat oven to 350°
-In a bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, stevia, and cinnamon)

-In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, except for the milk. (applesauce, egg, yogurt, and vanilla extract)

-Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
-Whisk together, and add 1/2 to 1 Cup of almond milk. (I use 1/2 a cup, depending on ingredient brands you may need a little more!) Batter should be a little runny, but still thick.
-Pour freshly washed blueberries into batter and whisk well.
-Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, and pour batter. Liners should be almost full but not quite!
-Place in preheated oven on the middle rack, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
-While muffins are baking, you can prepare the glaze.
-Test when muffins are done by using the toothpick method.
-Let cool for a few minutes before pouring glaze on them.

How to make the glaze:

-Pour almond milk and protein powder into a small bowl.
-Mix together with a spoon until a thick paste is formed.
*I always play around with the almond milk to powder ratio, the key is not to make too much! So I add a little at a time.

I am not known to be the greatest in the kitchen, and found these to be very simple and easy, and a huge hit among my family and friends. The original version of these muffins also had walnuts in them, so give that a go if you feel like it!