Healthy Microwaveable Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin
Winter break is so close I can almost taste it, but boy am I busy!  Should I be surprised?  No, I’m in college and finals are right around the corner.  I feel like everyone is running around like a hamster on a wheel.  You know the kind, the oh-my-gosh-I-have-three-exams-tomorrow-how-will-I-EVER-survive-the-world-is-coming-to-an-end-because-my-coffee-mug-is-empty-why-why-WHYYY-*head clunks on desk*-*snores* kind.
But I’m feeling pretty chill (except I agree with the oh-my-gosh-my-coffee-mug-is-empty part).  Do you wanna know why?  I’m coping with the suddenly drastic (and totally excessive) amount of schoolwork due to:
1.  Coffee (duh)
2.  Easy peasy microwave “bakes”!  Especially this 100% delicious and nutritious Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin  :)
Healthy Microwaveable Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin
Soft, moist, sweet and cinnamon-y, this muffin is filled with healthy fats, fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates to provide sustained energy and steady blood sugar levels throughout the day so I can focus in class and party hard later…  juuuust kidding! and complete all of my assignments.
Healthy Microwaveable Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin
It helps tremendously to enjoy a decadent-tasting dessert for breakfast on mornings where I am crunched for time.  I feel happy, calm, energized, full and satisfied for a full day of work.  With such a quick and easy recipe, you will be too!

Microwaveable Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin

Yield: one serving

Ingredients

  • 7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 3/4-1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (to taste; or cinnamon)
  • 4 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 15g (1.5 tbs) Unflavored or Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used NutriBiotic)
  • 51g (1/2 cup) Quinoa Flakes

Instructions

  1. Spray a 5" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flax, apple pie spice, truvia and salt.
  3. Stir in the almond milk and applesauce.
  4. Stir in the protein powder, then stir in the quinoa flakes.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared dish and microwave for ~5 minutes, or until surface springs back when tapped. Let cool slightly, then dig in!

Notes

Some delicious toppings include: your fav nut butter, diced apples, pure maple syrup, raisins, whipped cream (I used Soyatoo Rice Whip), a dash of apple pie spice or cinnamon, a sprinkle of sucanat, crumbled pecans or walnuts, etc...

This recipe is: sugar free, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-microwaveable-apple-pie-quinoa-flake-protein-muffin/

Wow, what a balanced breakfast!  With only 330 calories, 7g of healthy fats, 8g of fiber and 21g of protein you are almost guaranteed to feel full for hours.  Personally, I like eating a higher calorie breakfast because it keeps my hunger at bay until I am finished with my morning classes so I top my Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin with some Homemade Almond Butter or Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter.  Deeeelicious    :)

Healthy Microwaveable Apple Pie Quinoa Flake Protein Muffin
You’ve gotta try this recipe for yourself.  You will fall in love.

Labels: Apple, Applesauce, Breads-and-Muffins, Breakfast, Brown-Rice-Protein, Eggless, Flax, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Fat, Microwave-Baked, Nutrition-Label, Quinoa-Flakes, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan

Comments (8)

  1. Abbie @ Needs Salt: November 26, 2013

    I can’t get over how awesome this is. Seriously.
    21 grams of protein! And all that fiber, too.. definitely a balanced breakfast. Plus it looks totally delicious!
    Pinning!

  2. dessertswithbenefits: November 26, 2013

    Awww thanks Abbie!! ;)
    -Jess

  3. Helen: November 28, 2013

    Can I just use quinoa or are quinoa flakes something else?

  4. dessertswithbenefits: November 28, 2013

    Helen-
    Quinoa flakes are very similar to quick-cooking oats so I wouldn’t recommend using quinoa… precooked quinoa might work in this recipe, however, it won’t hold up like a muffin. It would probably turn out like baked oatmeal but more crumbly. Delicious, just crumbly ;)

  5. Chloe: December 7, 2013

    Is the protein powder just for nutritional benefit or is it necessary to the mufins structure?

  6. dessertswithbenefits: December 8, 2013

    Chloe-
    The protein powder adds both structure and protein/nutrition to the recipe. If you don’t have the protein powder, you can most likely replace it with 1.5 tbs oat flour or 2 tbs quinoa flakes :)
    -Jess

  7. Julie: April 22, 2014

    Ok, this was yummy, yum-o.

  8. dessertswithbenefits: April 23, 2014

    Julie-
    YAY I’m glad you liked it! :)
    -Jess

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