Mornings are among the most challenging times for those on diets. If you’re a bariatric patient and you live with people who don’t have the same dietary restrictions, it gets that much more difficult. The best way to fight temptation is to love what you make for yourself! If you love baking or at least like it enough to reap the rewards, then making breakfast muffins that fit your needs when everyone else in your household is eating unhealthy pastries or muffins provides a great “escape route.” Read on for a yummy recipe for bariatric cinnamon apple protein muffins you are sure to love.
Bariatric Recipe for Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins
1 c. oat flour
1/2 c. soy flour (almond flour works too if you don’t want to do soy but it will affect the protein count)
1/2 c. vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 very large sweet baking apple, grated
1 tsp. vanilla
Sweetener equivalent to 1.25 c. sugar (e.g. Splenda which measures 1:1 with sugar)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 c. milk
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– Place oat flour in a bowl and add the rest of the dry ingredients, then whisk everything together.
– In another bowl combine the grated apple with the rest of the wet ingredients, then stir.
– Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix.
– After it’s all coated, there should be a pretty thick consistency. Add the milk and stir, which will loosen it up a little bit to the consistency of cooked oatmeal.
– Fill lined cupcake tins 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a fork comes out clean, then allow it to cool. Use topping of your choice, such as whipped Greek yogurt cream cheese or a little peanut butter. If you have extra muffins, they can be frozen and enjoyed later!
If you have questions about bariatric recipes or how to stay motivated after bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Bledsoe’s office today!