I’m currently sitting in Starbucks drinking my favorite coffee drink, writing this blog post and listening to the quiet chatter of the people around me. Something I’ve noticed when it comes to Starbucks: people either love it or they hate it. I am a proud supporter because I LOVE their coffee. I like my coffee strong and Starbucks always delivers. My favorite thing to get: an iced Americano (decaf usually) and I add a packet of Sweet’N Low. Yeah, that pink, cancerous packet – I pour one of those straight into my 16 oz coffee without any regrets. You don’t need to tell me how bad that packet of sugar is for me, I know and I don’t care 😛 Starbucks is a treat and that sweetener is something I happily indulge in when I get a coffee outside of my own home.
What are your thoughts? Are you a Starbucks person or do you prefer something more organic and eclectic? Or do you not even like coffee? And what about that “unhealthy” indulgence? Do you have a favorite food, beverage or ingredient that you knowingly slip into your diet every now and then even though you know it’s not the best for your health?
Anyway, I digress. This post has nothing to do with coffee, Starbucks or harmful sweeteners. Although I’m 100% sure these Cranberry Protein Muffins would pair excellently with a fresh mug of coffee.
The purpose of this post is to share the recipe for these gluten free, high protein muffins. Although this recipe is not Paleo or Vegan, it is gluten free, made with less than 10 ingredients and offers a good dose of protein to help satiate hunger. I used Organifi Vanilla Protein; my absolute favorite vegan protein powder. Truly, if you haven’t tried it yet and are looking for a high quality, vegan protein then I highly suggest testing this one out. It bakes so well – none of that dry texture, protein after-taste. And all the ingredients are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. (If you make a purchase be sure to use my discount code: RABBIT for 15% off your online order. I am an Organifi affiliate because I truly like their products!)
Enough of the chit-chat, here’s the recipe:
Recipe makes 8 muffins
*Results may vary if you substitute another protein powder. Use my Organifi discount code “RABBIT” for 15% off your online Organifi purchase.
You can store these muffins in an air-tight container on the counter-top/pantry for a few days or in the fridge for up to a week. They also freeze well.
If you don’t have cranberries on hand or simply don’t want to add them, you may omit them. They add a little to the flavor but won’t change the soft, moist texture of the muffin itself.