High Protein Devil’s Food Muffins
Fortunately, many people nowadays are looking to have healthier lifestyles and be fitter. As a mentor and trainer in New York, people always ask me about alternative options to their so-called healthy breakfasts. They want to switch their cereal (by the way, most commercial cereals are unhealthy) for something else. At the same time, many also want to satisfy a sweet craving and have healthy alternatives for a snack.
In the quest to have a nutritious and delicious add-on to your breakfast with a high protein kick, why not make a healthy version of Devil’s Food Muffins!
Obviously, the traditional ingredients are switched for healthier options (I’m showing examples of healthy brands and products I use)…
- Buckwheat flour instead of white flour. Buckwheat is a whole grain, highly energizing and gluten-free. It is high in antioxidants and fiber (higher than oatmeal). It is great for stabilizing blood sugar levels, as well as for the cardiovascular and digestive systems.
- Coconut oil is used instead of vegetable oil. Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), which help to accelerate your metabolism, to burn more fat, and reduce hunger. It has lauric acid which kills viruses, bacteria and fungi. Additionally, coconut oil improves cholesterol levels and positively affects cardiovascular health.
- Cacao (unsweetened) powder instead of Dutch-process cocoa. Cacao is highly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, helping to reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol leves. It stimulates the feeling-good hormones (serotonin and dopamine) and has a positive impact on your brain.
- Protein: Add a clean protein in order to have muffins with more rounded micronutrient levels.
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1.5 cups water
- 2 large egg
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 scoops of N53’s chocolate protein
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Stevia to taste
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, whisk and combine the coconut oil, water, eggs, yolks and vinegar. Add the remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
Pour around 3 tablespoon of the mix into muffin cups with muffin papers. Bake for 7 minutes; rotate pans and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until a knife comes out clean.
Remember, eating healthy doesn’t have to be tasteless…. Enjoy!
To a Fitter Healthier You,
The Fitness Wellness Mentor