Sugar-free Spiced Protein Muffins

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    50 minutes

    If you aren't really a big fruit or nut fan, and are looking for something easy to stomach in the morning or pre/post workouts these protein muffins are the perfect combo to keep you going, feeling full and getting them grains. They are free of refined sugar and are high in protein.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
    • 3/4 cup plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 40g plain or vanilla-flavoured protein powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons almond extract
    • 1 pinch ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 large egg
    • 100ml agave nectar
    • 1 1/4 cups skimmed milk
    • 1 handful chopped nuts or raisins (optional)

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a standard muffin tray with paper cases.
    2. Combine both flours, baking powder, cinnamon and protein in a large mixing bowl.
    3. Add salt, almond extract, ginger and vanilla to the mix and stir.
    4. Add butter to the mixture and whisk on high with an electric mixer. Add the egg.
    5. The mixture will become very stiff, at this point add all the agave nectar and begin to pour the milk in equal intervals into the mix and whisk on high.
    6. Once everything is well combined it should run off the spoon at a slow/gooey pace. If the mixture seems too stiff, add more milk.
    7. Pour mixture evenly into 12 muffin cases and bake until a knife inserted in the muffins comes out clean, about 15 to 20 minutes.
    8. Leave to to cool and serve or packup for your next session.

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