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