These high-protein blueberry muffins are a healthy alternative to a regular muffin. Not only are they tasty and will satisfy a pastry craving, but they provide a significant amount of protein to help you feel full, satisfied, all without spiking blood sugar.
Continue reading for this tasty recipe as well as information on how this muffin can align with your health goals.
High Protein Blueberry Muffins
- 4 scoops of Naked Shake Blueberry Muffin
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350º F
- In a large bowl mix together almond flour, Naked Shake Blueberry Muffin, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk together maple syrup, vegetable oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Slowly combine the dry mixture into the wet mixture until evenly combined.
- Fold in frozen blueberries.
- Divide the batter between 12 lined muffin cups (about ½ full).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked into the center of one of the muffins.
- Recipe makes: 12 muffins
- Serving size: 1 muffin
- Nutrition information per serving: calories: 215; protein: 8g; sugar: 11g; fiber: 1g; carbohydrates: 30g; fat: 7g
How Often Can I Eat Blueberry Muffin If I'm Trying to Manage a Healthy Weight?
There are many factors that play a role in managing a healthy weight, and it’s more complicated than eating or not eating a particular food. However, eating a nutritious, protein and fiber rich diet can be helpful in managing a healthy weight.
A typical blueberry muffin tends to be high in carbohydrates and simple sugars, while being low in fiber and protein. With that being said, it’s totally acceptable to occasionally indulge in a sweet treat. If you’re looking for a more nutrient-dense blueberry muffin option, it might be a good idea to choose one that is high in protein and fiber and lower in sugar and simple carbohydrates.
When is the Best Time to Eat a High Protein Blueberry Muffin?
Although there is no best time to enjoy a high protein blueberry muffin, you might choose to enjoy one after a workout to help you replenish your muscles. You may also choose to enjoy a high protein blueberry muffin as a satisfying snack between meals. The 8 grams of protein in just one muffin should help you feel satisfied and nourished between meals.
Is This Blueberry Muffin Going to Spike My Blood Sugar?
Any food with carbohydrates and sugar will cause an increase in blood sugar. However, this high protein blueberry muffin is relatively low in carbohydrates compared to typical muffins, plus, it’s low in sugar. Therefore, this muffin is less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar but rather is more likely to cause a more gradual rise and fall of blood sugar levels.
Would This Blueberry Muffin Be Considered a "Cheat" Snack?
This blueberry muffin should not be considered a “cheat” snack as it provides good nutrients that the body needs. Plus, you can eat this muffin and be rest assured you are fueling your body with good quality ingredients, with a good boost of protein. You can definitely enjoy this sweet treat while still working towards your health, fitness, and weight goals.