I’m NOT a baker…you can’t wing it, you must measure…no “by gosh or by golly” when making baked goods.

But after helping numerous women get their health…and waistline back…I learned that having a healthy alternative to something from Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ was a game changer. So I went to work…

This recipe uses a product I endorse and love...ZEN Fuze..a superior protein powder I use in my daily life and is a key component in my health coaching program.

After lots of ingredient tweaking and several batches of test runs, this recipe is a winner. The flavor is wonderfully subtle, not too sweet and goes great with a cup of tea or coffee or as a quick grab and go from the fridge.

Here are the numbers for the 24 count muffins…perfectly balanced PFC in both sizes:

Cal: 99, Fat 3g, Protein 7g, Net carbs 7g (Net carbs are the original carb number..9…less the amount of fiber…2)

Make a batch….no, make two batches….one in the 24 muffin size and another in the 48 mini muffin size. Pop them into quart size freezer bags, freeze and have them on hand when you are craving “that little something.”

Make sure to read the NOTES in the recipe…with 3 substitutions, you can make a different flavor muffin! I have both on hand at all times…

Set yourself up to WIN and make progress 1% at a time…

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ZEN Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins - Gluten Free

Servings 24 muffins
Author Liz Geeslin

Ingredients

Dry Mixture

  • 4 scoops ZEN Fuze Chocolate Dream
  • 1 cup Namaste Gluten Free flour I found at Costco
  • 1/3 cup stevia
  • 3/4 cup hemp hearts available at Costco
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Wet Mixture

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree not pie filling!
  • 1 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 tsp almond extract I used Penzeys...use a good brand!
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil I use MCT coconut oil, available at Costco too

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Measure and combine all of the dry ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
  • Measure and combine all of the wet ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl
  • Add the dry mix into the wet mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Lightly spray or oil the muffin cups you are using.
  • Portion evenly into 24 cupcake size or 48 mini size silicone muffin cups. I use a cookie batter scoop which works great!
  • Place the filled cups onto a baking rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 min for cupcake size, 15 min for the mini size.
  • Cool and store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

If you make the mini muffins, it will take two trays. I highly recommend the silicone baking cups or trays to avoid sticking and I only lightly oil as a precaution but really isn't necessary.
I let them cool for a bit before popping them out of the cups.
Another muffin flavor option if to substitute the ZEN Fuze Chocolate Dream with the ZEN Fuze Vanilla Bliss, use 1/4 cup pumpkin pie spice in place of the 1/4 cup of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in place of the 2 teaspoons of almond extract.

 

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