Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mama's Protein Muffins

In honor of the Chobani Giveaway (Have you entered yet?!) that I'm hosting-- I thought I'd share my personal muffin recipe (that uses Chobani!) with you all!

The muffin's I'm sharing today are Apple and Fig.  A few weeks ago, I posted about the health benefits of apples-- they are high in fiber, help you digest your food and full of vitamins and antioxidants!  Yay!

What about figs?  Figs are full of amazing things for your body!  This recipe calls for dried figs:
Dried figs are excellent source minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc. 100 g of dried figs contain 640 mg of potassium, 162 mg of calcium, 2.03 mg of iron and 232 mg of potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation as well for cellular oxidation.

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
2 Scoops Vanila Protein Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Stevia
1 TBSP Flaxseed
1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
3/4 cup Original (or Vanilla) Chobani
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Almond Milk*
1 Chopped Apple**
9 Dried Figs (chopped)**

Whisk together dry ingredients.
Add applesauce, Chobani and almond milk- mix well.
Add apple and figs and mix thoroughly.

Cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

This batter yields 12 smaller muffins or 6 large muffins.

I like the single serving muffins- so I cook 12 at a time.

I like them warm with a little bit of Earth Balance and drizzled with a bit of Agave Nectar.

*You can substitute Dark Chocolate Almond Milk for any milk of your choice (soy, cows, coconut, etc-- it will be an equal measurement if you substitute). 
This morning we used Original Almond Milk when we made blueberry muffins.

**To substitute fig and apple- you can use 1 1/2 cups of your choice of fruit (or nuts!) 
We made blueberry this morning because they are Eva's favorite! 

I hope you guys enjoy the recipe!  With 44 grams of protein in the 2 scoops, as well as the 14 grams of protein from the Chobani- you are looking at 5 grams of protein per muffin!  (10 grams if you make only 6 muffins!)  This a perfect breakfast or afternoon snack!

Treat your body right!


  1. would you happen to know the carb count??

    They sound delicious, but sugar is an issue with me.

    1. Stevia has 1g of carbs per 1/2 teaspoon- 1/4 cup of flour has 21 carbs... so... math.. haha not my strong suit- but i'd say with the protein powder and applesauce- this wouldn't be considered "low carb"-- are you diabetic by chance?

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    1. I'm not an expert but I had GD with my last pregnancy and Stevia did not increase my BS levels- but I'd say these muffins (the smaller size) would be 2 carb choices.

  3. These look great! Love the big chunks of apple!


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