Turn that pancake mix into muffins! Try this delicious recipe for a classic apple cinnamon muffin, but packed with fiber and packed with protein! Great for kids too!
You can make them into large batches and freeze them, for a fast and healthy breakfast on the go.
1-1/2 cups FlapJacked Cinnamon Apple Protein Pancake Mix
1 cup skim or fat free milk
1 TBSP honey (or use low-glycemic sweetener)
2 large egg white
1 cup Barbara’s Better that Granola oats & honey
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a non-stick muffin pan (or use paper or foil muffin liners). Mix all ingredients with a mixer on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 1 minute. Pour evenly into 8 muffins. Bake in pre-heated muffin pan for 12-15 minutes. Lt cool & Enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Eating healthy isn’t always easy. I find myself eating the things that are convenient to grab and shove in my mouth by the handful! Not to mention, the snacks don’t fill you up so you end up eating a lot more of them. NOT THESE! These bites are perfect to throw in a bag and take anywhere with you. You could substitute any ingredients in this recipe and make it work for you!
I have played with this recipe a lot over the past few months, adding a bit of almost everything I had in my pantry. And that is why I love these bites, you can use whatever you have in your pantry or spice rack and create a easy, and healthy for you snack even the kids will want to eat!
Ingredients I used:
- 3 cups Oats, toasted (see tips below)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp agave, or honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/ tsp almond extract
- 3 tbsp flax seeds, grounded
- 3 tbsp chia seeds, grounded
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups almond milk, adjust as necessary
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
Mix all ingredients in bowl, shape into bite size balls and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes until firm and brown. Let cool completely.
Toast your oats!– Toasting your oats in a dry non stick skillet on med- med high until lightly browned helps bring out the flavor and cuts down the “uncooked flour” taste!
Get your grind on!– Put the Chia seeds and Flax seeds in either a coffee bean grinder, spice grinder or blender to grind them into a fine powder before adding to your recipe so you don’t bite right into a seed.
Play with your food!– Try different flavor extracts, I used vanilla and almond, but you can try banana or pistachio. The limits are endless.
Feel fruity!– You can try any kind of fruit in these, you might want to adjust the amount of liquid your adding depending on how much juice is in the fruit. Also, I tried getting the blueberries in the middle of the bites before baking, that way the juice didn’t explode everywhere on the outside while baking.
You can feel good about eating these, and get a boost of “Power” for your day! Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer. It also contains calcium and potassium!