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Healthy Muffins: Carrot, Apple, Cranberry

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Make the best use of juicer pulp and a few other healthy twists on your traditional, tasty, breakfast muffin!

The Gourmandize Team

Make the best use of juicer pulp and a few other healthy twists on your traditional, tasty, breakfast muffin!

Rate this recipe 3.6/5 (106 Votes)
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Vanilla Protein Powder*
  • 1 T Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
  • 6 oz Low Carb Yogurt**
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pulp of 6 large Carrots***
  • 2 small Green Apples***
  • 1 fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberries

Details

Servings 12
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare muffin pan with non-fat cooking spray.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Step 3

In a large bowl, add sugar free syrup, eggs, yogurt, carrot, apple, ginger and vanilla.

Step 4

Add dry ingredients to wet, mix until just combined, do not over mix.

Step 5

Fold in dried cranberries.

Step 6

Divide evenly among muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7

Cool on a wire rack and hold back for a few minutes before you tear into them.

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*Look for something that is about 130 calories per serving and 25 g protein. This has a huge scooper, so it was 2 scoops = 1 cup. 260 calories and 50g protein total.

**I don’t think it matters what flavor yogurt you use. If I’d had nonfat Greek, I’d have used that.

***If you don’t have a juicer, just grate them up or use a food processor. It was 1 1/3 cups worth of pulp.

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INGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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