Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Sweet, cinnamon sugar muffins of bliss! Something about a cinnamon and muffins are just so right, am I right? I feel like it just screams coziness and comfort food!

These muffins are so diet friendly it’s crazy. 43 calories per normal muffin and 130 calories per jumbo muffin. The jumbo muffins totally give off an Otis Spunkmeyer style muffin vibe too. Who else know what I’m talking about? Those packaged muffins they sell in vending machines and have randomly at events and hotel continental breakfasts. The ones that have 440 calories, 22g of fat and 56g of carbs per muffin? The ones that, yes, I totally lived off of my freshman year of college (which i’m still cringing from by the way).

Needless to say, it felt GOOD enjoying my sweet, cinnamon sugar flavored, moist jumbo muffin and knowing that it was waaaaaaaaay way way healthier. Did I say way? Because seriously way lol. Nothing wrong with anything in moderation as I will always say – BUT – if I can still enjoy a delicious muffin for 1/4 the calories AND with added protein and healthier ingredients, then you can sure as heck bet I will!

I don’t think it’s any secret that cinnamon sugar is one of my favorite flavors either. These muffins were based off my Cinnamon Sugar Cake recipe. I found myself eating the cake for breakfast on repeat, so it just seemed fitting to level things up and make this cinnamon sugar heaven into muffin form too!

It honestly kind of amazes me how these muffins can be so moist and flavorful. Which is exactly how muffins should be! Like we really landed on a goldmine her friends!

I will say, I do think the refrigerating plays a big role in keeping these muffins moist. I always store all my baked goods in the fridge because I like them cold, and these are no exception!

Ingredients used:

  • PEScience protein powder – this is always the protein powder I recommend for taste and quality of ingredients. There is no grainy or protein texture and no matter what I am using it for, it always blends so well! For this recipe, I used snickerdoodle which I highly highly recommend if you have it. If you don’t, no worries – you can still use vanilla too!
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  • Butter extract – I use both McCormick and Watkins brand interchangeably. Both are great and oh my goodness I cannot tell you the difference this addition makes! Butter-flavored explosion.  If you don’t have butter extract you can always sub for vanilla, but i’m telling you – highly recommend bringing some butter extract in your life!
  • Coconut flour – I don’t recommend subbing for other flours because coconut flour has different absorbent properties which may effect the texture of the muffins.
  • Sugar-free Jello Pudding Mix – I used butterscotch which I highlyyyyyy recommend. Again, brings more flavor to these muffins than the cheesecake or white chocolate one would.
  • Egg
  • Egg whites
  • Unsweetened applesauce

As always, if you make, tag me on Instagram (@Laurenfitfoodie) because I absolutely love seeing your yummy recreations!

Yield: 4 jumbo or 12 regular

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Scrumptious, sweet, cinnamon sugar muffins! Low-carb, low-fat and packed with protein without sacrificing any texture or flavor. These make the perfect snack or grab-and-go breakfast. Top with cream cheese, on top a yogurt bowl or just eat straight up!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop (31g) PEScience Snickerdoodle protein
  • 1/4 cup (28g) coconut flour (28g)
  • 2 tbsp zero-calorie granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 package (14g) sugar-free butterscotch jello pudding mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp butter extract (or vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 + 1/4 cup (300g) egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the dry ingredients - protein powder, coconut flour, sweetener, jello pudding mix, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix to combine.
  3. Add in the egg, egg whites, butter extract, and applesauce. Using a hand mixer, combine thoroughly.
  4. Pour batter into silicone (or sprayed) muffin pan evenly. For normal sized muffins, pour amongst 12; for jumbo muffins, pour amongst 4.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes for normal muffins and 35 minutes for jumbo.
  6. When done, remove from pan and let cool on cooling rack. Sprinkle with an additional 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp zero-calorie sweetener.

Notes

MFP entry: Lauren Fit Foodie Cinnamon Sugar Muffin or Lauren Fit Foodie Jumbo Cinnamon Sugar Muffin

Nutrition per jumbo muffin (111g each) : 130 calories | 9g carbohydrates | 2.6g fat | 11g protein

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 muffin (37g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4g

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6 Comments

  1. The directions say to add sweetener, but I didn’t see it listed in ingredients list? What did you use and how much? Thx!

  2. I can’t stop making these….the snickerdoodle flavor is unreal and the muffins are so fluffy!! That’s hard to find with most protein powder recipes. I’ve been eating them cold with peanut butter and also crumbled on top of my protein fluff bowls 😍

  3. I absolutely love this recipe I make it at least twice a month it’s my all time fave! Perfect for the the fall time or anytime really . Thanks Lauren for all your macro friendly recipes!

  4. Ahhh I can’t wait to try these especially now that we’re having some cold weather and it’s feeling more like fall! Your blog makes me so excited to try new recipes and still enjoy treats while staying within my macros 😋

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