Monday, March 10, 2014

High Protein Apple Sauce Muffins

The key to these delicious moist and dense muffins, is cottage cheese and protein powder.  They are low glycemic, and are sweetened only with xylitol and applesauce.  A perfect breakfast meal, or afternoon tea treat.  I have loved having these on hand in the freezer.  

High Protein Apple Sauce Muffins 
Trim Healthy Mama (E)

1 1/2 cups Oat Bran
1 1/2 cups Oat flour, Sprouted Wheat Flour, or Quinoa flour (these flours are all lower glycemic flours, you could use any flour you like; 1 1/2 cups total).  Read more about sprouted grains here
1/4 cup Protein Powder (plain or vanilla flavored)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
6 tsp  Cinnamon
1 1/2  tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Clove
1 Cup Xylitol or Sweetener of choice
2 Eggs 
2 1/2 Cups Cottage Cheese (skim: 1% or 2%) (If you like a higher rising muffin, you can use half cottage cheese and half non fat greek yogurt)
2 Cups Applesauce
4 tsp Vanilla

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs well. 
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients
  6. Pour into lined muffin tins
  7. Bake for 20 -25 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with Xylitol or Sweetner and a little cinnamon
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  1. Good Morning Pam! How was your weekend? Did you get outside and enjoy the sunshine? We did! It was so nice and we got a lot of stuff done around the yard and such. It's going to be another warm day, so I might do a few more things....

    I love this muffin. It looks so good. I love being able to bake up a storm and then storing my goodies in the freezer. It's so nice to be able to pull a few out at a time to enjoy.

    I love the liners, they are so cheerful and bright.

    I hope you have a wonderful day!


  2. I think the kids will happily eat these ones too! Not that any of them have complained about any of our THM suppers yet. I bit the bullet, bought the book and am on plan day 3. I'm doing it in the hope that eliminating the sugar and other high glycemic foods will help reduce or even better eliminate my migraines. I'm pretty excited about the whole thing! :o)

  3. Hi Mom,
    These muffins sound so delicious. I wish I could have a cup of tea and a muffin in the kitchen with you right now!

    They look so yummy but also I love how healthy they are. Such good ingredients!

  4. Such pretty photos you always have on your blog, Pam! Mmmmm....these muffins sound yummy. Happy (almost) Spring to you! Blessings, Camille

  5. These look very yummy: do you think I could substitute the cottage cheese for yoghurt?

    And if I didn't have any protein powder what could I use instead (its very expensive here in Australia and seems to come in very large containers).

    Apple sauce is great in lots of baking, I sometimes add it to chocolate cake and it makes it very moist.

  6. Jo,
    I think you could substitute the yogurt for the cottage cheese… it may not have that moist dense texture that the cottage cheese has… nor the amount of protein (I'll have to compare the protein).. but would no doubt be good. You could substitute dry milk for the protein powder; again, you won't have the high protein powder, but these would work for a nice muffin, and is always worth a try.