Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins- Gluten Free and 21 Day Fix Approved

Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein
6 tbsp. Unsweetened Applesauce
2 tsp (or packets) of Stevia
1 Whole Egg
3 Tbsp Lemon Zest
1/4 c. Plain Greek Yogurt
1-1/2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil- melted
2/3 C. Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp. Poppy Seeds
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Lowfat Cottage Cheese
3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Preheat over to 325.  Blend yogurt, cottage cheese, lemon juice, eggs, oil and apple sauce in a blender.
In a large bowl combine protein powder, coconut flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, stevia and lemon zest until combined.
Pour the yogurt mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter into 8 muffin cups or muffin tin sprayed with non stick spray.
Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.

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  1. The consistency of my muffin seem off. Is that normal?

  2. Coconut flour is usually more crumbly than when using wheat flour. Is that what seems off? If they are way dry, see if baking them for less time (20-22) minutes helps or add a couple more TBSP of apple sauce.

    1. I'll try more applesauce. Have you ever seen yoplait whipped yogurt? The batter is like that.

    2. That is about the consistency I get. You could also try 3/4 cup oats and blend that instead of the coconut flour and see what you think of that :)

  3. Did you use large or small muffin tins?

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  5. You can use either, but the 21 Day Fix container count is for regular sized muffins

  6. Do you have to put the scoop of protein powder in? I would like to make these but don't want to add that. Thanks!

  7. The protein powder is part of the batter. You can try it with out and see how they come out, but my experience is that you need the protein powder.

  8. These did not really turn out at all. The batter was thick and they didn't rise. They just stayed in a clump form, how I originally put them in each cup. I even added a little more applesauce. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but they definitely don't look like the picture above. I did double it however. Not sure if that would have made such a big difference.

  9. I have not doubled this recipe. Mine don't rise like muffins you would get if using regular flour. They are more dense and because of the coconut flour, they will be more crumbly. If you were expecting them to be light and fluffy like if you were using white flour, they wont live up to the expectation.