Low carb muffin recipe for staying lean and building muscle
[Actual muffins picture above – Yes they are tasty, simple and will fill the ‘gap’]
Admittedly, I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Rather than gorging on pure chocolate all the time (like I wish I could), I’ve come up with this high protein, low carb muffin recipe to help curb the cravings.
Now, obviously choc-chips aren’t low carb, but you can leave them out if prefer (and substitute them for nuts or small furry animals). Also note that I’ve tweaked this recipe about 8 times, so I reckon it’s pretty spot-on.
Tasty, high protein, low carb muffins (makes 12)
|1/4 cup LSA||Linseed sunflower almond mix (can be found in supermarkets).|
|2 scoops whey protein powder||I use what ever’s around. Chocolate or banana Optimum Gold Whey are my faves.|
|1.5 cups oats||Low GI carbs (like it really matters). Oats rock and are also packed with fibre.|
|1/4 tsp salt||For taste. Trust me, your muffins will suck without it.|
|1 tsp baking powder||To make the sh*t rise!|
|1.5 tbs stevia (or to taste)||This sweetener can be found everywhere. It’s natural, derived from a plant and won’t spike your insulin like sugar will.|
|2 tsp vanilla extract||Also for taste.|
|1/2 cup low fat milk||For texture and protein.|
|2 tsp cinnamon||For taste and also helps stabilize blood-sugar levels.|
|4 eggs||More protein (and for binding).|
|1/3 cup choc-chips (or nuts)||Flavour – need I say more?|
|1/4 cup shredded coconut||Again, for flavour. You can leave it out if need be.|
|1 tbs cocoa powder||Flavour again, but also good for you.|
|2 tbs low fat cottage cheese||For AWESOME texture and a hit of protein.|
#1 Preheat your oven to 180˚C or 350˚F.
#2 Grease a 12 slot muffin baking tray (I use spray canola or vegetable oil).
#3 Whisk eggs into a medium size mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
#4 Add in the rest of the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
#5 Fold in remaining dry ingredients and stir REALLY well until mixed through.
#6 Divide evenly into muffin tray.
#7 Cook for 15 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
#8 Turn out onto wire rack to cool.
#10 Eat more.
Nutritional profile (based on 12 servings)