Hello! Boy do I have a recipe to share with you guys today!
Check out my Carrot Cake Muffins!
Tuesday when I was off work I started experimenting in the kitchen. I usually do a lot of baking at home and I LOVE IT.
I am still going strong on my 30 Day Challenge of No Sweets so since carrot cake is my FAVORITE dessert, I thought I would make some healthy CARROT CAKE MUFFINS. Let me tell you these are so good and they only have 3 grams of sugar per serving!
- 3/4 cup whole wheat PASTRY flour
- 1/2 tbsp stevia blend
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce (no added sugar)
- 1/2- 1 cup shredded carrots ( I only had baby carrots and used about 8-10)
How it’s done:
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- Spray muffin pan with olive oil
- Mix all DRY ingredients together in a bowl
- In a separate bowl mix WET ingredients together
- Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated together!
- The batter will be pretty wet- (from the applesauce)
- Scoop batter into muffin tins- about 3/4 of the way full
- Bake for 30 min.
- Make sure to knife check!
This batch made 10 muffins- I know weird number, not 6 or 12. They came out moist and delicious. Even my husband and step son liked them even though they don’t even have any sugar in them! That means I did good 🙂
Nutritional Info (one muffin):
A little bit of toasted unsweetened coconut on top 🙂
- 116 calories
- 4.3 fat
- 13 carbs
- 3 fiber
- 3 sugar
- 06. sugar alcohol
- 3.2 protein
They are good plain or topped with a little bit of nut butter!
Have a good day! Do something THOUGHTFUL on this Thursday!
I started my wonderful day off with a FANTASTIC Breakfast
So, I absolutely love blueberries and blueberry muffins and anything with blueberries really! The ordinary muffin has tons of sugar, calories, and not so good for you carbs…For example:
Dunkin Donuts: Blueberry Muffin
460 calories, 15 grams of fat, 76 grams of carbs, and 44 grams of sugar and barely any protein! WOW!
So when I saw this recipe, I knew that I needed to make it!
Healthy Blueberry Muffin Bake
Recipe Adapted from Amanda at RunningwithSpoons
I added and subtracted a few things and it still turned out great!
Ingredients (serves one)
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp. oat bran
- 1 Tbsp. Almond flour – or whatever kind you like
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup vanilla almond milk- I used a little less than this
- ½ Tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
- ½ tsp. vanilla flavor
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 scoop or 2 tbsp of vanilla protein powder
- Preheat oven to 375°F, and lightly spray an individual sized ramekin with cooking oil.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, oat bran, almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
- Fold in blueberries, and transfer batter to prepared ramekin.
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Add whatever toppings you like!
I topped mine with almond butter!
The perfect bite if I must say so myself!
Nutritional Info: (without topping)
- 240 calories
- 6.5 grams fat
- 29.5 grams carbs
- 5 grams sugar (mostly from fruit)
- 2 sugar alcohol
- 16 grams protein
I wanted to make another one for lunch…But I didn’t. Enjoy!
After breakfast I met up with my sister, aka: workout buddy and we headed to the gym.
We ran a mile to warm up and then we worked on legs! My legs were so wobbly after this!
I call this the LOVE YOUR LEGS workout:
I burned a whopping 816 calories! My brother-in-law wanted me to try a new crossfit gym last night, but I don’t think I could handle another workout!
For the single leg dead-lift try to lift each leg and hold it for a few seconds to feel the burn in your legs, gluts, and lower back. I think my leg was starting to come down in this picture, but you get it I think:
Do ten on each leg, 3 sets….You will definitely feel a burn!
I refueled with my Beverly International Cookies N Cream Protein Shake mixed with water and then I had a banana because I wasn’t going home right away.
I had to make a very much needed but unwanted trip to walmart. Who else HATES Walmart ??? It’s always so crazy, but I needed to get dog food!
When I got home I drank my Fitmixer Aminos (grape) to help with muscle recovery 🙂
Then came lunch:
Leftover chicken and onions with sautéed tomatoes, and avocado. A little Salt and Pepper on top.
I swear there is chicken under there!
I also had some cheese with a few pretzel thins…Gosh I love cheese WAY too much.
It was 60 degrees out yesterday!! If I didn’t get out of the house to do something I would have regretted it! So I took Lily on a walk! She loves walks, and more exercise for me 🙂 Like I needed it after that intense workout!
I couldn’t leave Jackson out…He could play outside ALL Day. My husband said we just need to get him a dog house out there.
Look at that huge stick he plays with!
My afternoon snack was 1/2 cup strawberries with lite cool whip and an Energizing PB Date Ball! These are so addicting!
Dinner was homemade pizza with my Wildtree products!
The final product: The half with feta, mozzarella, red peppers, onions and sausage was calling my name!
I couldn’t get the dough to form a circle or a square, but who cares it still tasted good! I love my pizza stone too.
Ok I had another, 1/2 piece. It was so good!
Like I mentioned before, I like to workout with my sister, and we usually meet up with a couple other people as well. I like working out with my “buddy” because we can motivate each other along the way! Do you use the “buddy system” when you work out?
Here are some workout secrets to get the most out of your fitness routines!
Have a good day!