Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Energy Muffins (Gluten and Top 8 Free)

My kids love the Namaste Spice Cake Muffins, but I was looking for a way to make them a little more nutritious so I could put them in my kids' lunches without feeling like I was just giving them "cake" for lunch.  With a few tweaks to the instructions on the package, we have a new favorite in our house.

These Energy Muffins are perfect school lunches or an on-the-go-snack.

Recipe:

1 pkg Namaste Spice Cake Mix
2 eggs equivalent (I used EnerG Egg Replacer)
1 c unsweetened applesauce
3/4 c water
1/3 c oil
1/4 c apple butter
1 scoop protein powder (about 2 Tbsp)
1 c shredded carrots

I used 1/4 c apple butter because that's all I had left.  If you want a stronger flavor, you could easily add 1/2 c instead.

I also used store-bought shredded carrots, but you could shred your own if you like a finer consistency.

Mix all the ingredients together and bake for 21 minutes at 350ยบ.

 These Energy Muffins are perfect school lunches or an on-the-go-snack.
 These Energy Muffins are perfect school lunches or an on-the-go-snack.

I put two in each kid's lunch and froze the rest for another time.   These were an absolute hit!  They were begging to have them for dinner the same day I sent them for lunch.  I guess I'll be making these again soon!

   These Energy Muffins are perfect school lunches or an on-the-go-snack.


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