Low carb muffin recipe for staying lean and building muscle

By July 20, 2011 15 Comments

[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.

The caveat…

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)

Ingredient Comments
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.
#9 Eat.
#10 Eat more.

Nutritional profile (based on 12 servings)

Calories 135
Total Fat 8.3g
Saturated Fat 2.0g
Cholesterol 93mg
Sodium 150mg
Potassium 93mg
Total carbs 9g
Sugars 1.2g
Fiber 2g
Protein 9g
Tasty, high protein, low carb muffins for staying lean and building muscle
Clint Nielsen

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Clint is a dad and husband trying to stay in shape. He's also a highly opinionated fitness enthusiast and author of Reveal The Steel. Follow him on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+

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