A healthy, light and fluffy muffin recipe which tastes like a sticky cinnamon bun but without any of the added sugars or fats in traditional buns! These flourless muffins are packed full of protein, fiber and take less than 15 minutes to whip up- Naturally gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free, it’s the perfect healthy snack to enjoy!
To be honest, I’m kind of excited for the weekend as I’ve got NOTHING planned. I’ve been feeling pretty burnt out from a number of things and stress has been through the roof. This weekend = Sleeping, eating and not allowing my pillow leave my side.
Before we get into today’s post- One of my best blogging friends, Meg (who you’d know from her epic blog, Clean Eats Fast Feets AND when she also helps host this epic party!) has finally brought back one of the first link-ups I ever participated in when I first started blogging- The Week in Review. I loved recapping my week and weekend activities in one post and linking up and reading through everyone else’s posts like a novel. So come this Monday, I can’t wait to swap out my bed time novel with a slew of Week In Reviews to catch up on!
Let’s get onto the eats AND today’s epic recipe!
For today’s day of eats, I thought I’d showcase a full day of meals using Udi’s products in one form or another. Unlike other gluten-free products I’ve tasted (don’t even get me started on some which make me think cardboard sounds appealing….), Udi’s range are delicious and flavorful and often my preferred choice.
Breakfast- My favorite Udi’s Cinnamon Raisin bread topped with butter and a 3 egg + spinach scramble. It was visually unfortunate but delicious.
Snack- If you are shooting healthy flourless sticky cinnamon bun muffins,
two one will accidentally fall into your mouth. Right? right.
Lunch- I wasn’t too hungry as I ate half the photoshoot, so I went light and fresh- Two slices of Udi’s Rye Bread with mashed avocado.
Dinner- Homemade pizza using a Udi’s Pizza Crust topped with pesto, prosciutto, baby spinach and zucchini.
I’ve made it a point to ensure all my recipes are completely gluten-free and today’s recipe is no different. These healthy flourless sticky cinnamon bun muffins are totally coat-tailing the recent sticky cinnamon trend I’ve been on lately. It started with the sticky cinnamon roll batter oatmeal then came the sticky cinnamon roll BAKED oatmeal. Did you know prior to this I was also on a sticky cinnamon roll/bun kick? Yep. The cinnamon bun oatmeal and the cinnamon roll waffles. It’s time for muffins to have their shining glory so I present- Healthy Flourless Sticky Cinnamon Bun Muffins.
These Healthy Flourless Sticky Cinnamon Bun Muffins are actually a marriage of two of the above recipes- The cinnamon bun pancakes (the muffins) and the sticky cinnamon roll oatmeal (the glaze). These are the perfect quick and easy healthy snack to have on hand as they take barely any time to prep and make! They are packed full of protein, fiber and with no flour, butter or oil used! Naturally vegan and gluten-free, it’s also completely sugar-free too!
HACK! These healthy flourless sticky cinnamon bun muffins are AMAZING warmed up and topped with fresh cinnamon roll glaze- So….make some extra!
Healthy Flourless Sticky Cinnamon Bun Muffins
For the muffins
- 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour
- 3/4 cup coconut flour sifted
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice I used a stevia blend
- 2 scoops protein powder I used a vegan blend and a casein blend
- 1 tablespoon Saigon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup liquid egg whites or 2 flax eggs
- 3/4 - 1 cup dairy free milk of choice + dairy free milk of choice*
For the Cinnamon Bun Glaze
For the protein packed Cinnamon Bun Glaze
- 1-2 scoops of vanilla or cinnamon protein powder
- Dairy free milk to thin out
- Cinnamon for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12 muffin tray with oil and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, granulated sweetener and protein powder and mix well.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites and vanilla extract and add it to the dry mixture. Add the dairy free milk, 1/4 cup at a time, until a thick batter is formed.
- Pour the batter into the greased muffin tray until 3/4 of the way full and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops come out golden and a toothpick comes out clean from the centre.
- Allow the muffins to cool completely before topping with the glaze.
- Prepare your cinnamon bun glaze by whisking all ingredients in a small bowl.
I do not recommend using whey protein, as the results will be quite dry as opposed to a brown rice or casein blend.
These muffins are freezer friendly.
What is your favorite kind of muffin?
What is the best thing you’ve eaten lately?