October 18, 2013
Sooooooo….we’re baaaaaaaack! Yes I saw all your comments asking “What happened to Cheap Clean Eats!?” – thank you for your concern. Just needed a break 🙂 I miss cooking for you too.
Since it’s getting all chilly and I’m really feeling Autumn-y – it’s obvious that I needed to try a fall inspired recipe with apples and cinnamon! I actually just bought a ton of Fuji Apples from Trader Joes and they were being eaten so slowly, so I knew they needed to face the heat of the oven. I found a great muffin recipe from TheGraciousPantry that I wanted to try that used whole wheat flour. Since I normally don’t bake with that (I usually veer towards coconut flour, almond flour, oat flour etc.), I wanted to see what the difference in texture and taste would be. Instead of going to Whole Foods to get all of my ingredients, I found this website Vitacost.com that pretty much sells all the same brands but for less! LOVE IT!!!! Scooped up my ingredients, got em in the mail, then started baking away! Here’s what you’ll need.
INGREDIENTS (made about 13 large muffins at 50 cents each!):
2 egg whites
2 medium apple, peeled and well chopped
(Also Vitacost is running a good promo where you can get $10 off your first order of $30 or more. Click HERE to get the dealio.)
Bake at 350F for 20 min or until you do the toothpick test and it comes out smooth. For more detailed instructions, click here.
181 cals per large muffin, 5.1 g fat, 31.6g carbs, 3.7g fiber, 2.6g protein
11% daily value vitamin E
7% daily value iron
Slightly sweet, chunky, and tastes like a “real” muffin! I think carb and bread lovers won’t complain about how this tastes like a fake muffin cuz it aint! It is definitely nutritious, especially because we used whole wheat flour vs. white flour. Per 1/2 cup whole wheat flour has 6.4g of fiber vs the 1.3g in white enriched flour. This will keep you fuller longer. Note that eating whole wheat flour is similar to eating whole grains and beans so it aids digestion and helps to lower blood sugar. BUT! Be careful. Though this treat is made from better-for-you ingredients, if you’re trying to lean out, eat it the morning or an hour before a workout so you can use up the energy as it is slightly high in carbs. Do not eat it at night!
Love you guys! And OMG the #BlogilatesBoston meetup is tomorrow!!!! I’m so nervous!!!!! EEEEEE!!!