This post was written by Emily Rubin, RD, a Clinical Dietitian in the Jefferson Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
What makes these easy-to-make muffins “ultimate”? They’re low in fat and sugar and high in protein, calcium and fiber. Spread with a fruit preserve and peanut butter for a riff on peanut butter and jelly, or enjoy ‘em plain.
Servings: 12 muffins
2 cups 100% whole-grain waffle/pancake mix
2 whole eggs
1 1/4 cup milk fortified with protein (skim milk plus, pea protein milk, soy milk)
1 scoop (28 g) vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 1 cup nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Spray muffin tray with non-stick spray (or use muffin cups).
- Mix all ingredients.
- Pour muffin cups to rim.
- Sprinkle cinnamon and Truvia brown sugar blend on top.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and toothpick is clean from the middle of muffin.
Protein: 8 grams
Fiber: 5 grams