Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Candice's Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I was searching for a low carb holiday treat and ran across these muffins at "Your Lighter Side" (  Made a half batch and they turned out delicious.  Thanks for posting the original recipe and sharing.

I did not get a photo but I made a small batch of cream cheese icing and drizzled it over the top as well which made it very rich and tasty.

Candice’s Low-Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins


For 12 muffins:
1 3/4 cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 cup granulated Splenda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 SMALL apple

For 6 muffins:
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons ground almonds
1/2 cup granulated Splenda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 SMALL apple

Preheat oven 350F.

Line muffin tin with paper liners. Wash apple, then peel and chop or grate on a cheese grater. Set aside.
In large bowl mix vanilla whey protein powder, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then set aside. In a smaller bowl mix eggs, heavy cream, water, oil, and vanilla only enough to break up the eggs a little. Add in Splenda. Using the spatula to mix, add the cut up apple to the dry ingredients until the apples are coated. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add your wet ingredients, mixing only until everything is wet. DO NOT OVER MIX or you will end up with a tough bread( this is true for all quick breads). Spoon in to prepared muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes.

Makes 6-12 muffins.

Nutritional information per muffin: Calories: 146, Carbohydrates: 4.92 g, Sugars: 1.15 g, Fiber: 0.63 g, Net Carbohydrates: 4.29 g, Protein: 10.04 g, Fat: 10.88 g

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