Healthy Glazed Orange Muffins

Healthy Glazed Orange Muffins

Delicious orange muffins with a healthy twist! Packed with protein, low in fat, and lots of vitamin C, these muffins can be eaten any time of day!

Healthy Glazed Orange Muffins

Happy (almost) Halloween! I hope you have your costume ready. Unless you celebrated last weekend, in which case, what did you dress up as?

I was probably a teenager by the time neighborhoods got the bright idea to celebrate Halloween on the weekend when it actually fell on a weekday. However, this year Halloween falls on a Saturday, so I don’t really get why there was so much celebrating this past weekend. There is even a huge costume party each year in my town that attracts famous singers to perform and it was held this past weekend.

I haven’t been in years, but one time I went and Katy Perry was performing. This was before she was KATY PERRY! and people only knew her for one song. She was dressed in an egg costume with angel wings and a halo and said she was an Angel Egg instead of a Deviled Egg, since she didn’t want to do “scary”. 

On the other hand, the news today was teasing the “scariest” costume, which consisted of a tight, black, onesie with a hood and face cover. My initial thought was it’s the scariest costume because that’s the one the killer is going to be hiding in (yes, I watch too much ID channel…), but it turns out it was because when it’s dark, the person wearing it can’t be seen and that leads to possibly being hit by a car.  As a kid, I dressed as a black cat for three years straight – long sleeved black shirt, black pants, black face-paint whiskers, and black ears. Oops.

Anyways, this year my Halloween plan is to pass out candy dressed in my penguin onesie. And no, I didn’t just buy it for Halloween purposes. Some of my favorite things are turquoise (pretty!), penguins (cute!), pockets (convenient!), and pajamas (comfy!), so when I found a turquoise penguin onesie with pockets a few months ago, I couldn’t resist!  It’s like it was made just for me.

And in honor of Halloween colors, I’ll make these amazingly delicious and healthy glazed orange muffins. They are light and airy, high in protein, and packed with vitamin C! Throw some Halloween sprinkles on them and bring them to your Halloween party, so you can TRICK your friends into thinking they’re not actually good for you!


Yields 12 muffins

Healthy Glazed Orange Muffins

Grain Free, Low Fat; High Protein; Gluten Free

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Muffins:
  • 1 cup (60 grams) unflavored whey protein powder
  • ½ cup (40 grams) coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup (80 grams) soy flour
  • 1/8 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 cup 100% orange juice
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup liquid egg whites
  • ½ - 1 tsp fresh grated orange peel
  • Icing:
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar of choice
  • ¼ cup (15 grams) vanilla whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup 100% orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, both flours, sweetener, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.
  3. Stir in the juice, yogurt, egg whites, and orange peel.
  4. Fill the muffin cups all the way to the top rim with batter.
  5. Bake for 18-20 min. or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, but with a little bit of batter still on it.
  6. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan. This will cook them the rest of the way, so you won’t get hard muffins.
  7. While the muffins are cooking, whisk together all the ingredients for the icing.
  8. Once muffins are cooled, drizzle the glaze over the muffins. (You don’t have to wait all the way for the muffins to cool to drizzle the glaze over them if you’d like a nice, warm muffin.) They can also be refrigerated for up to a week.
  9. No trick, these are a treat! Time to eat!
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