Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins

I don't know about you, but sometimes I grow bored with my daily bowl of protein oatmeal. Time to switch it up... Here's a super filling, dense, apple-pie muffin that is simply a bowl of oatmeal served a different way! PLUS... 17 grams of fiber. Full of muscle building protein, metabolism boosting carbs, and heart healthy fats - these muffins should be wearing a cape!

Chelle's Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins
makes 3 muffins = 1 serving

INGREDIENTS
Filling:
1 large apple
dash of nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 packet Stevia
1/2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp water

Muffin:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1.5 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Champion Nutrition's Pure Whey)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
*water

DIRECTIONS (see photos below)
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray muffin tin with cooking oil
Core, peel and dice apple.
In a medium bowl, mix apple pieces, 1 tsp cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, stevia, butter and vanilla. Add 3 Tbsp water and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, then cook 1 more minute. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix oats, protein powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and chia seed. Add enough water to make it pasty.
Using a spoon, line 3 muffin cups with oat mix, like a pie shell, reserving enough to top the muffins.
Divide the apple mixture between the 3 cups. Top with remaining oat mix, spreading over the apples.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes,  (tops of muffins will be glossy, but you can tap on them).
Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Using a spoon to loosen the sides, release muffins from tin.
Serve.

TIP: Be careful to not overbake these - the tops might look wet, but tap on them to check for doneness. If they bake too long they become rocks (oops, lol!).
ALTERNATIVE: mix together the oatmeal and apples and bake as apple muffins.

NUTRITION per serving (3 muffins): 586 calories, 43 grams protein, 61 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams fat, 17 grams fiber, 155 mg sodium. 44 grams net carbs.  33/33/32.

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5 comments:

  1. These look delicious to bad I do not own any cup cake pans lol. I just have not bought some yet. LOL

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    1. Hahaha, Audra! LOL. You can use a small pyrex bowl, too ;-) Just make it one big muffin.

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  2. Chelle thanks so much for breaking it down on your food prep. That's where I'm struggling, so it doesn't get done and it's not a good thing then. Coming up with different ideas then acting upon them have been a challenge. Those muffins look great! For someone who has a dairy allergy, could I substitute coconut oil for the butter and maybe use a different protein powder?
    Thanks, Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa! You sure can. Coconut oil or butter would work fine. As to the powder - different powders give different consistencies, so you might want to play around with it. ;-)

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  3. Just found your site. Used to follow you on the old Clean Eating blog. This recipe looks delish. I can't believe one serving is three muffins! I'd be full after one. I'll definitely be giving these a try.

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