Cinnamon & Almond Protein Muffins: A Guest Post by April, creator of Foods of April

This guest post is extremely exciting because it comes from April from Foods of April. You see, Foods of April is the first blog that I ever started following. For months actually, it was the only blog I followed. I’ve always thought of it as The Motherblog because it was her blog that inspired me to create mine. April’s passion for strength training and nutrition, together with her love for food and for thinking outside the box when it comes to high protein cooking shone through her blog and I loved it – it was contagious! April is the reason I started baking with pumpkin puree and cooked sweet potatoes; she’s the reason I fell in love with oatbran and delved into the wondrous world of Protein French Toast and having Protein Cookie Dough. All this brings me to some bad news and some good news. Let me start with the bad news. The bad news is that April’s blog is coming to an end :-( Turn that frown upside down though because here are the good news: April has assembled all her ground-breaking recipes – with macros – into an e-book that she’s selling for a super low price :-) I aggressively recommend that you get it, seriously, I endorse it forcefully. Why? Because there’s some amazing (and amazingly inspired) high protein recipes in there that you won’t find anywhere else and are quite honestly unparalleled. You can get her ebook by clicking here. If you’re not convinced, here’s a taster of April’s awesome cooking! Over to you April and, from the bottom of my protein pow(d)ered soul, thank you for creating the genius that was Foods of April. My hat comes off to you!

Hi everyone! My name is April and I blog(ged) over at Like Anna, I’m a protein-powder lover and I love making higher protein recipes that fit my lifestyle! Unlike Anna though, I’m a lazy baker and don’t get too crazy with my recipes (Anna’s cream-filled goodies and 3 layer creations look amazing, but I’m too lazy for creating things like that!) Anyhow, I’ve recently decided to shut down my blog, as things in my life have changed and I just can’t get around to blogging anymore. However, I do have an e-book I created with many of my low carb, high protein recipes that you can purchase for $2.50. Check out my blog for details!

Anna asked me if I wanted to do a guest post so I of course agreed! Today I decided to create some Cinnamon & Almond Protein Muffins. I used a little bit of real flour (even though its higher in carbs) and as a result I got an amazing texture – like a muffin you’d get from a bakery!


1/2 cup vanilla pea-protein powder
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup regular flour
1/2 cup egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin (unsweetened)
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure stevia (more or less to taste, or use real sugar or splenda or whatever)


1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.

2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Mix all ingredients together.

3. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Macros per Serving (out of 9):

78 calories
12 g of carbs
7 g protein
1 g fat

Each muffin also has 23% of your daily recommended vitamin A!


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