Most of my recipes use cold brewed tea as the liquid to add flavour to my baked goods. Yet this recipe doesn’t! Instead it uses coffee.

There is nothing like a little caffeine boost…

My favourite way to eat these muffins are broken up on top of fruit (apple, grapefruit and cranberries), covered with greek yogurt, drizzled with peanut flour sauce, and topped with shredded coconut and pumpkin seeds. I don’t have a picture, but don’t worry about having to use your imagination because it is worth recreating for yourself. Seriously, try it!

coconut spice energy muffins

Ingredients: Instructions
•1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder

•1/2 cup ground golden flax seed

•1 cup cold coffee
•1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
•1/4 cup lupin flour
•1/4 cup almond meal
•1/4 cup coconut butter
•2 tbsp coconut flour
•1/2 grated zucchini
•1/2 cup canned pumpkin
•1/4 cup egg whites
•1 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove (each)
•1 tsp stevia
•2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1)Mix dry ingredients.

2)Add in egg whites. Mix well. Add zucchini and cheese. Mix well.

3)Beat on high for at least 3 minutes

4)Add ACV, mix for at least 2 minutes.

5)Bake 45 min in 350 deg F oven

Category Mark Comments Overall Grade
Convenience

B-

There are quite a few ingredients in this recipe, so if you don’t have them on hand I can see how it could be inconvenient. The baking time is a bit long too.

B

Health

A

I’m always trying to increase my healthy fat consumption and these muffins help with that. The stats per muffin (half mini loaf) ~100cal (4 g carbs/6 g fat/ 8 g protein)
Taste

B

These are not very sweet at all so if you don’t add extra sweetener you may want to top it with something sweet like jam. The spice mix is not too overpowering.
Texture

B-

This muffin is very moist and dense.
General Comments:
Recipe Makes 12 muffins.

There is only one thing about coffee that I don’t love and that is when I overdo it. The jittery hands, beating pulse, what-am-I-gonna-do feeling is not one I easily welcome. It takes a lot of caffeine to get me there but I have noticed that the effect of caffeine on my system increases as my amount of exercise increases.

I can across as interesting article recently outlying the dangers of exercising on ones heart beat. I don’t need to worry because I am not doing ultra-races or even marathons, yet I still found it fascinating to read how excess exercise over the years can lead to heart arrhythmias. If you are interested in reading the articles check them out here and here.

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What is your favourite way to eat muffins? Have you read any interesting articles recently?