This morning I woke up wanting something semi sweet to go with my coffee. Muffins instantly came to mind. But I didn’t want a heavy muffin filled with butter and sugar. This recipe was the perfect fix.
Using a whole wheat flour in place of regular all purpose. Added oatmeal and Avon’s protein powder, Espira. Which is an all natural, organic, plant based protein powder. I also only used 1/3 of a cup of sugar, the vanilla protein powder gave it a little extra sweetness. And unsweetened apple sauce in place of oil.
These muffins came out moist, and delicious. Just the right amount of sweetness for a breakfast pastry, and all the goodness of the added fiber and protein didn’t make me feel guilty at all about eating them.
If you want to buy the protein powder I used here is a link to where you can buy it. Avon Espira Protein Powder
At the bottom of the recipe I added variations to make this recipe gluten free and/or vegan.
I love everything with blueberries, if you are like me then you will love this recipe.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 scoop Espira Vanilla Protien Powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar, for topping
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, sugar, salt, protein powder, and vanilla.
In a smaller separate bowl mix together almond milk, egg, applesauce, and almond extract.
Combine with the dry ingredients with a spoon. Do not beat mixture. Mix by hand.
Coat blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour, and gently fold into batter.
In a small bowl mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
Line a 12 cupcake tray with paper cupcake liners, and distribute batter evenly between all 12. Top with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 22 minutes. Checking with a toothpick that comes out clean.
*you may use all purpose flour in place of the whole wheat.
*Epsira is gluten free. Use a gluten free flour blend if needed and gluten free oatmeal.
*replace egg with 1 ripe banana for vegan. May alter the taste a little. Protein powder is vegan as well.