Protein-Power Almond Muffins


The recipe for these tasty muffins replaces traditional wheat flour with almond meal, and the result is protein-packed tasty goodness perfect for a great breakfast, lunch or snacks treat. They make an ideal breakfast for kids on the go.

Protein-Power Almond Muffins
Serves 12

Ingredients

2½ cups of almond meal (or almond flour)
⅓ cup of applesauce or ripe mashed bananas
¼ cup of almond butter
3 eggs
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
¼ cup of oats, almonds, walnuts, etc., optional
¾ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of real vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the honey, coconut oil, applesauce or bananas, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add in the almond meal and mix until thoroughly blended.
  4. Mix in almond butter and any additional ingredients, like nuts and oats.
  5. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  6. Scoop about 2 tablespoons into each.
  7. Place muffins in oven for 15–19 minutes, until golden around the edges.
  8. Remove and allow to cool.


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  • Ashley says:

    Could you post the nutritional breakdown? That would be awesome! They sound great!

    • GloriaJsMom says:

      I ran the nutrition at caloriecount.about.com. Using 1/4 cup each of: oats, almonds, walnuts.

      This is the result.
      Servings:12
      Serving Size: 55 g
      Nutrition per Serving: 231 Calories, 169 Calories from Fat, 18.8g Total Fat, 3.5g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 41mg Cholesterol, 95mg Sodium, 241mg Potassium, 10.7g Total Carbs, 3.4g Dietary Fiber, 4.6g Sugars, 8g Protein – Vitamin A 1% – Calcium 8% – Iron 8%
      Nutrition Grade: C+
      Good points:
      Low in sodium
      High in manganese



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