Happy Sunday, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It has been a rainy, cold one here in Maine, so I decided to warm up with a little baking! Yesterday I made these Protein Packed Gluten Free Blueberry Raspberry Streusel Muffins and they were a huge hit with the entire family!
So why all the protein? I am knee deep into Ironman Lake Placid training right now and I am trying to fuel my body well after my big workouts. On Friday, I did an 80 mile ride and 4 mile run, so I wanted to make sure I got in some extra protein afterward to help with muscle recovery and tissue repair. I decided to get creative with my favorite protein bars by Quest and pack them right into these muffins!
Gluten Free Blueberry Raspberry Muffins
Yields 1 Dozen Muffins
Gluten Free Protein Packed Muffins
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 1/4 Cup Pecans, finely chopped
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
- 2 Tbsp White Rice Flour
- 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- Muffin Liners
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
- 3/4 Cup Potato Starch
- 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Xantham Gum
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
- 6 Tbsp Butter, melted
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 Blueberry Muffin Quest Bar, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar, cut into 1/2 pieces
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- For Streusel: Combine pecans, coconut sugar, white rice flour, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl. Mix and mash until mixture is crumbly, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, granulated sugar, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, xanthem gum, and salt. Stir with a whisk until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, vanilla, eggs, and coconut milk.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until well combined.
- Fold in blueberries and raspberries.
- Place muffin liners in muffin pan, then spoon batter into liners, filling almost to the top.
- Next, tuck 3 to 4 Quest Bar pieces into muffin batter, making sure to have blueberry muffin & white chocolate raspberry in each muffin.
- Last, sprinkle streusel on top of each muffin.
- Place in oven and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until tops begin to lightly brown.
Are you getting enough protein in your diet? The daily recommendation for Adult Women is 46 grams/day and Adult Men is 56 grams/day. One quick and easy way to add protein to your diet is by eating a protein bar for a snack or after a workout. I love the Quest bars that they sell at Target. They come in many different flavors, but my favorites are: Blueberry Muffin, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip! I like to heat them up in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds and eat them warm with a cup of coffee. These bars are soy free, gluten free, and vegetarian friendly. Each bar contains 20+ grams of protein, 4-7 net carbs, 170-210calories, 13-15 grams of fiber, and has no added sugar!
What is your favorite way to add protein to your diet? Have you ever tried a Quest Protein Bar? What is your favorite flavor? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week!