These are great for times when you need a healthy meal to go. Whether you are in need for breakfast, a snack or pre or post workout meal, these muffins are perfect option. Full of healthy fats, little to no carbs, tons of vitamins, and completely gluten free, these muffins are a great option to satisfy your taste buds and keep you slim and trim!
Gluten Free Carrot Muffins
-4 egg whites
-1 whole egg
-1 cup of ground almonds or walnuts (or you can use almond or walnut meal)
-4 scoops vanilla protein powder
-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
-2 tbsp coconut flakes, set aside for topping
-4 oz pureed carrots (baby food works great)
-1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
-1 tsp baking powder
-2 mini carrots or 1 large carrot
-Coconut oil Spray
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray lined muffin pan with coconut oil spray or non stick spray of your choice.
-Mix all dry ingredients in blender or food processor. (nuts, protein powder, coconut flakes, baking powder)
-Add liquid ingredients (egg whites, whole egg, carrot puree, and apple sauce) and continue mixing.
-Add carrots and continue mixing until completely mixed and liquified.
-Pour batter into muffin pan and sprinkle coconut flakes over top.
-Place in the oven allow to cook for 15-20 minutes until when punctured with a toothpick, comes out clean.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool.
*Makes 12 mini muffins and 4 servings.**
Fat: 20 grams
Saturated Fat: 8 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sugar: 4 grams