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Make the Kitchen Your Favourite Place to Be

By 13th August 2012 No Comments

I am by no means a masterchef, in fact cooking was one of the activities I loathed whilst growing up but now I’m forever in the kitchen! I’m always trying out new recipes—variety keeps you on track! Snacking keeps you on track too so find healthy snacks that work for you! I make waffles or muffins everyday. They are convenient, great tasting snacks. There are alternatives to the recipe below, add cocoa for a more chocolatey taste or coffee, caramel essence or even orange zest….there are a variety of options.

Bon appétit!

Here’s my recipe for my protein waffles/muffins. I re-worked a number of recipes courtesy of Carol, the Eating-for-Life cookbook and Damy Health. I also looked at muffin recipes and substituted some of the ingredients to make them healthier. Where there is sugar use a sugar replacement; oil can be substituted with coconut oil etc.

Prep Time: +- 15 minutes
Baking Time: +- 30 minutes
Yield: 6 medium muffins

1/4 cup (60ml) gluten free flour
1/2 cup (120ml) oats
1/4 cup (60ml) flax
4 scoops of Evox
1/4 cup (60ml) cottage cheese
1 jumbo egg
1tsp cinnamon
5ml baking powder
150ml milk fat free milk/+-200ml for waffles

You can purchase the Nature’s Choice & Evox products at Dischem Pharmacies . The Nature’s Choice website also has some great recipes to try out.

•Preheat oven to 180 deg C
•Sift flour
•Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and in a separate bowl mix milk, eggs and cottage cheese. I blend these with a hand blender.
•Combine the two mixtures. You can either mix the blueberries into the mixture now or while filling the tin.
•I create a crust with almond flakes and you can drizzle some honey on top
•Pop these in the oven for around 30mins/into waffle maker

I use a coffee grinder to grind the linseeds (flax).

You can pop the oats in the coffee grinder too

Blueberries are a great way to give your waffles/muffins a naturally sweet taste without adding sugar. The Evox lean pro is also quite sweet. The cottage cheese is a great source of protein and keep the waffles/muffins moist.

Nutrional Values per Muffin: (these are my own calculations and I am not a dietcian, if you are and find that my calculations are incorrect please leave a comment below with your corrections)

Kj: 577.92
Calories per muffin: +- 138
Protein: 12.92g
Carbs: 11.35g
Fat: 3.9g
Fibre: 2.76g

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