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

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

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

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.

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

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

  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

    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. ;-)

  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.