Red, White + Blueberry Protein Muffins [NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!]

Happy Fourth, y’all!

I am back in Maryland and am eager to share the details of my quick getaway to Charlottesville- but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Today I’m bringing back a twist on one of my favorite recipes- the protein muffin! Keeping with the patriotic theme, I decided to make mine red, white and blue!

I love protein muffins. I eat them alone for a snack, but my favorite way to enjoy them is crumbled up and mixed into a smoothie (like I had this morning!).

They’re so easy to make, and even I can’t mess them up.

Red, White + Blueberry Protein Muffins (makes 10 muffins)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)

1/4 c. coconut flour

2 T oat flour (I’m sure that you could sub out a different flour)

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 T chia seeds

1  c. almond milk

1 egg

2 tsp coconut oil

1 dropper full of NuNaturals Lemon Stevia (if you don’t have this, you can use lemon extract and sweetener of your choice)

1/3 c. blueberries

1/3 c. strawberries, diced

2 T dried unsweetened coconut flakes

Pre-heat oven to 350˚ and line a muffin pan with 10 cupcake wrappers. In a medium sized bowl, mix the protein powder, both flours, baking powder, salt and chia seeds together. Mix the egg, coconut oil, stevia and almond milk in another bowl. Add wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir will. Fold in the blueberries and strawberries. Pour the batter into each of the cupcake wrappers- filling each about 3/4 to the top. Sprinkle the coconut flakes over top of the batter after it’s poured into the pan- just a pinch or two for each muffin . Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the coconut is golden brown.

These muffins are pretty small, dense and super moist. They don’t look like “normal” muffins due to the unconventional ingredients, but trust me- they taste good.

Check out that warm berry goodness!

The flavor combination of vanilla, berry, lemon and coconut is SO good! I am a really big fan of using stevia as a sweetener, and really love the NuNaturals lemon and orange flavors. I’ve used them in several recipes, like

Orange Vanilla Cupcakes With Chocolate-Orange Frosting

High Fiber/Protein Cocoa-Orange Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry Protein Pancakes

I really love baking with NuNaturals Stevia, but honestly, one of my favorite ways to use these sweeteners is to just put a few drops in a cup of unsweetened almond milk (try it!) or plain Greek yogurt. It’s delicious- and tastes incredibly decadent!

Because I love this product so much- I want all of you to discover it as well! If you place an order for any of the NuNaturals products on their website, you can enter the code BLG0612 for a 15% discount AND all orders over $35.00 (after discounts) will receive free shipping in the continental U.S.

NuNaturals has also very generously offered to send four lucky readers one bottle of each of the lemon & orange flavored stevia liquids. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me how you would plan to use either the orange or lemon flavored stevia.

Earn an additional entry by doing each of the following (and please leave a comment for each additional entry, simply telling me that you did either of these!):

-”Like” NuNaturals on Facebook

- Follow me on Twitter @ OatmealLauren and tweet about this giveaway and give the following url: http://wp.me/p2oUXk-1BT

I’ll pick a winner on Sunday, July 8th at 8pm EST. Good luck!!

* NuNaturals sent me their products to try out for free. I was not compensated for this post otherwise, and all opinions are my own.

 

Comments

  1. Rachael Seb says:

    I plan to use Nunaturals in my baked oatmeal. yumm

  2. Rachael Seb says:

    I like NuNaturals on facebook

  3. Gillian says:

    Those muffins look beautiful–definitely foodgawker worthy!
    I would love to try the orange stevia in a chocolate mug-cake…those are my new occasional evening indulgence :-)

  4. I would use the lemon stevia to make a drink I saw on a blog the other day with apple cider vinegar; in place of my daily lemon ice water

  5. I like NuNaturals on Facebook

  6. And I followed you on twitter plus I tweeted(:

  7. Iris Lee says:

    I want to make the protein muffins!! They look delicious.

  8. Alexandra says:

    Ahh those muffins look amazing!! If only I had some NuNaturals Id make them now :) I would use the NuNaturals in plain greek yogurt mixed with some fruit and granola!

  9. Alexandra says:

    I liked NuNaturals on FB!

  10. YUM! I Would like to use the lemon flavor in post workout protein cakes!

  11. like them on FB!

  12. I would make the muffins. They look devine! I would substitute a flax egg though.

  13. Liked on FB :)

  14. I would definitely make some lemon blueberry muffins!

  15. I tweeted!

  16. I like them on facebook!

  17. Love NuNaturals. I put the lemon stevia in my tea….yum!

  18. Kaitlyn says:

    i love nunaturals! never tried one of the flavored kinds — i think i’d have to make one of your muffin recipes! :)

  19. Kaitlyn says:

    i also liked them on facebook!

  20. Gillian says:

    Just liked them on fb!

  21. MMmm I LOVE NuNaturals and wouldn’t mind some more ;)

    I’d use ‘em to make lemon frosting, lemon protein muffins, and orange protein ‘frosties’ :)

  22. Those muffins look yummy! So excited, I am getting my blueberry order today 40lbs of blueberries!! I didn’t know there was flavored stevia! First thing that came to mind was lemon/blueberry scones! Droool!

  23. Also liked them on twitter!

  24. Kathleen r says:

    I love using favors to mix up otherwise plain or boring bases. I would use these favors to add zest to plain yogurt or pancakes!

  25. I have the plain NuNaturals drops and they’re the best stevia product I’ve ever used! I’d love to try out some of the flavored kinds. I’d probably use them in smoothies or mixed into yogurt.

  26. those muffins are super cute :) and i loved all the ice cream eating in your trip post! love you! (don’t love nunaturals, don’t enter me)

  27. I would plan to try to make some choc muffins with the orange flavor, and maybe make a refreshing lemonaide with the lemon!

  28. I would use it in muffins.

  29. I like NuNatural on FB!

  30. I would definitely use the lemon stevia to make those pancakes – they look amazing!! Also it would be delicious in some unsweetened almond milk and a protein muffin :)

  31. I would add lemon to my apple cider vinegar drinks!

  32. I like NuNaturals on FB

  33. Debra Lee says:

    I like NuNaturals on Facebook!

  34. Debra Lee says:
  35. Debra Lee says:

    I would use them in a healthier version of lemonade.

  36. I have been dying to try the nunaturals lemon since you started using it in your baking. I would use it to make protein muffins or protein cookies! Yum

  37. i’d love to use them in smoothies!

  38. I’ve never used artificial sweeteners but have been intrigued with all the new natural products on the market. I’d love to give Nunaturals a try!

  39. amy marantino says:

    i would use it to make slushy drinks

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