CINNAMON SWIRL PROTEIN COFFEE CAKE CUPCAKES

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By Jessica Allion

We have taken the wonderful ingredients of cinnamon coffee cake and made it even better with the addition of protein …of course!

We made it with the delicious CTD Sports IsoLicious flavor of Cinnamon Cereal Crunch and we have also made them portable!

Protein-packed and portable for today’s busy mornings.  Keeping them in a single serving size will make it easier to stop too!

INGREDIENTS

6 Tb stevia or Splenda

4 tsp cinnamon

1 ½ cups unenriched, unbleached flour (or 3/4 cup unenriched, unbleached flour & 3/4 cups whole wheat flour)

2 scoops CTD Sports IsoLicious in Cinnamon Cereal Crunch

1 Tb baking powder

½ cup stevia

2 egg whites

1 cup soy milk

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350

Combine stevia and sugar mixture and set aside.

In another bowl combine flour, CTD Sports Iso Licious, baking powder and stevia and mix with a whisk.

Using a medium size bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Combine the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
Spray a 12-cup muffin pan or bread loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Put just enough in each muffin cup to cover the bottom of the cups. If using a bread pan pour about an inch from the bottom.

Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture in all the muffin cups or in an even layer across the batter in the bread pan.
Pour the remaining batter over the cinnamon sugar mixture in the cups or bread pan. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top of batter.

Use a knife to swirl the batter around to give the marble effect or in a circle to make them look like buns. Making the swirl in the muffin cups is a little tight but it is worth it!

Bake at 350 for 18 to 25 minutes for cupcakes or 25 to 30 minutes for a bread pan.

Let cool before taking them out of the muffin pan or bread pan.

Baking with protein powder can be a little tricky. If you are looking for some tips  when cooking with protein powder click here…

BONUS

“Cream Cheese” Drizzle

Combine 1 scoop of CTD Sports IsoLicious in Cinnamon Cereal Crunch with plain, fat-free Greek yogurt, stevia (to taste) and a dash of vanilla extract. Using a spoon drizzle the topping over the cupcakes after they have cooled completely.

Chopped almonds or pecans would be delicious on top also!

Makes 12 servings

JESSICA ALLION

I reached 200 pounds after having my children and several things have led me down my path of wanting to be healthier and better for myself and for my family; countless fitness dvds, a gym membership, leading a weight management class at my church and a personal trainer telling me I had good symmetry.

My husband and I have competed in several competitions from 2012 from 2015.  Every competition brought more information on how to be better and stronger both mentally and physically.

I have learned many things on my fitness journey, but the one thing that I hear over and over no matter what size they are, is the self-talk that many women tell themselves regarding the way they see themselves. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have the tools and wisdom of the people around me to help women of all shapes and dynamics to help them on their journey.

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