Most muffins are over-stuffed with sugar, making them useless in anyone's muscle-building or fat-loss diet plans. But, with a few substitutions, muffins can actually have some nutritious value. These muffins have very low sugar content, combined with a high protein count, compared their store-bought brethren.
- ¾ cup dry oatmeal
- ¼ cup oat bran
- 1 tbsp whole-wheat flour
- 6 egg whites
- 125 g fat-free cottage cheese
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp Splenda
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
- 1 tsp maple extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a blender, mix all the ingredients (except for crushed pecan). Blend until the mix gets thick.
- Add the crushed pecan to the mix and stir (with a spoon or a spatula).
- Pour the mix in a muffin tin and cook at 350 degrees F. It usually takes about 30 minutes.
- Quick tip: These muffins freeze well. If you make a big batch, you can freeze them and then just microwave one when you get a craving.