Low Carb High Protein Cinnamon Swirl Muffins {Gluten-Free}

When you’re trying to lean out AND maintain your muscle mass, diet can get a bit boring. Really boring.

There is only so many eggs, pieces of chicken and stalks of brocolli a person can eat before they want to throw in the towel and eat all the bread and pasta in site.



Or maybe that’s just me?

To be honest, things have been easy so far but that’s because I’ve had a lot of fun playing around in the kitchen.


The first time I cut carbs was when I trained for a figure competition…

It was horrible.

I was irritable, actually downright bitchy, frail, lethargic and just “blah”. I wasn’t giving my body the fuel it needed and it let me know.

This time around, I’m wiser. Thank goodness! I understand nutrition 100,000x better and I understand my body.

Plus, I know more foods than just eggs and chicken. Whoop!

So when a craving for donuts recently hit (thanks in part to listening to Girls Gone Wod Ep. 55 with Krissy Mae Cagney), I had a brainstorming session of what I could do to satisfy this craving before it turned ugly.

High Protein Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

High Protein Gluten-Free Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

  • 1 Cup Cauliflower (cooked & cooled)
  • ¾ Cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ Cup PB2 (or other powdered peanut butter)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 Tsp Stevia (granules)
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Blend together cauliflower, protein, peanut butter powder, eggs, coconut oil, 3 tsp stevia, baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, melt ghee. Stir in cinnamon and remaining 1 tsp stevia.
  4. Pour main mix evenly into muffin trays. Add ½ tsp of cinnamon mix to each and stir with a toothpick for “swirls”.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden brown and cooked through.


Nutrition Info:

98 Calories — 3.5 g Carbs — 9.3 g Protein — 5.9 g Fat

Oh and did I mention, they’re delicious? The ghee-cinnamon swirl just takes it up a notch to keep a slightly buttery flavor that is to die for.

My donut craving is gone!

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What’s your favorite donut?

I love a classic glazed but can’t remember the last time I had one! Dan’s favorite is chocolate glazed… which I have never had!


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