Every meal should include a source of protein. I learned during my weight loss journey that protein builds muscle ... and muscle burns fat.
Breakfast can be a difficult meal to include protein into. Most people run out the door without even eating breakfast or grabbing something fast like a donut or cereal.
These Blueberry Power Muffins are packed with oats (fiber), protein, and antioxidants (blueberries)! Recipe adapted from here.
You will need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of oats, quick-cooking
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 12 ounces of honey non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 Tbsp of unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
Suggestions: 1) If you can't find honey Greek yogurt, get plain and add real honey. 2) Splenda can be substituted for the sugar to save calories but I do not how it they will taste. 3) I'd like to try adding some ground flax seed and maybe whole wheat flour to my next batch.
Combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Combine yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a second bowl.
Fold yogurt mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine completely. Gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon into muffin tins. The batter will be thick (almost like a cookie dough).
Bake approximately 25 minutes until top is golden and springs back when you gently touch it.
*Yields 12 regular muffins
They taste great and just 1 muffin is filling! Our girls couldn't quite eat a whole muffin individually, but they got close :)
Store left over muffins in ziplock bags and reheat in microwave for 30 seconds the rest of the week!