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Oh man, I gotta tell you up front that I AM NO baker. In fact, I had to research how to use baking ingredients to make muffins that don’t suck (or sink). Clearly, I need more help with the “rise” part. LOL. But, I really wanted to create a cool treat with this Vi Superfood Protein mix and I literally had a dream about this one so I gathered some things and went for it. And although my muffins didn’t rise like they do on magazines, they still tasted AMAZING. That said, if anyone has any tips that wouldn’t alter the ingredients/flavor below too much on how to make these rise, then PRETTY PLEASE SHARE WITH ME!!!
Ok so I researched that Almond Flour can be substituted 1:1 with any flour, and instead of bananas I wanted to use apples (although bananas is next on my list). I winged the measurement for how much protein powder to use and for the rest I followed what other basic muffin recipes use as binding ingredients and such. I wonder if less protein would make a difference? Don’t know. NEXT TiME. Also, I don’t know why they baked on the darker side cuz the batter was light. Maybe the honey in the recipe?
My family’s response with me waking up wanting to bake something from scratch pretty much went like this “Oh man, don’t!”… But hey, it really turned out pretty well and I didn’t just willy nilly add ingredients. I used measuring devices and followed typical protocol (2 eggs, 1:1 baking soda/powder, salt/vanilla… you get it!).
Here is my Apple Super Muffin Recipe
Makes 12 muffins. 1 serving =1 muffin
4 scoops Vi Superfood Protein Shake mix (you can substitute with your own mix here. These 4 scoops were just under 1 c of mix – this I totally winged! lol)
2 cups almond meal/flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 T MCT oil (can probably use coconut oil or other oil but may change the flavor. MCT is flavorless)
3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 small gala apples
1/4 c water
1/4 c honey
Pre-heat oven 400 degrees.
In high power blender like a Ninja or Vitamix or whatever you have handy, add the apples (cut up) and the water (so it makes it somewhat smooth) and pulse blend til the apple looks more like applesauce but not liquified and set aside. Stir all dry ingredients together. Beat eggs then add all wet ingredients (milk, honey, vanilla, oil) except apple mix to eggs and whisk again. Add wet ingredients to dry ones and whisk. Pour applesauce into batter and just stir until everything is blended together.
Line muffin pan with muffin paper cups or however you might prefer to prepare your pan (I don’t believe this part matters). Scoop batter into each cup. It should be enough for 12 muffins each filled almost to the top.
Optional: mix 1 T of organic sugar with about 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle a little (super thin layer) on top of each muffin before sticking in the over. Makes the top crispy and sweet.
Bake for approx 20 minutes (do the toothpick check?). Remove from oven and let them sit for another 10-15 minutes to cool. Delicious on their own, or maybe with a scoop of peanut butter or nutella (but adds not so friendly calories too so watch out!).
I entered the ingredients for this recipe into My Fitness Pal so it would create the nutritional content label below. And also, here is a link to the ingredients of the Vi Superfood Shake mix I used just in case.
The ingredients used also makes these GLUTEN FREE. However, although the Vi Superfood Shake is Vegan, I did use eggs, so these muffins are NOT Vegan. I think there is a substitute for eggs if you wanted to try that!
And again, DO share with me what you might change/add to make these rise more? That would be lovely! Happy eating!
PS: Don’t be afraid of the fat content. These are healthy fats from the oil, the superfood and the eggs! You might even consider these a nice Keto treat.