Some people believe that muffins were invented as an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
While that may be true for the conventional variety, these protein-packed muffins offer a better alternative when you simply have to have your breakfast cake and eat it!
- 1 scoop whey protein powder
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 5-6 egg whites
- 1 large whole egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp of cinnamon
- ½ cup apple sauce
- ¼ cup chopped nuts
Rolled oats are a better option than processed instant oats as they have a lower GI and are also more nutrient dense – they’re an excellent source of thiamine, iron, and dietary fibre, the antioxidant avenanthramides.
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- Use a non-stick muffin tray and divide the mixture into four equal amounts.
- Bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes until brown.
- Remove and leave to cool.
Cinnamon ranks highly as a superfood because of its rich polyphenol antioxidant content, which makes it a potent natural anti-inflammatory.
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.