Little mini-muffins confuse me. I mean is it really a muffin? And do they contain calories? They are to small to do to much damage to your waistline right? No? Hmm. That just doesn’t seem right. Something so small should not have the same calorie count as a large muffin. Here are my Vegan Sugar Free and Gluten Free Blackberry Protein Mini-Muffins.
Pretty dang long name I know. But these really are vegan and sugar free and gluten free. And they have blackberries. And were only sweetened with protein powder. The protein powder, Plant Fusion, I had received in one of the past Vegan Cuts Snack Box I had paid for and I never got around to using it. I don’t like drinking protein powder that much because I still have the urge to eat, not just drink, my calories. The powder, which is vanilla flavored, smelled so good and was sweet enough to not need the sugar.
I used blackberries because they were on sale at the store. Totally the wrong time of season for blackberries but they were so good looking and were only $0.97! That is so cheap that I couldn’t pass them up. They were also so plump and juicy looking, I got an extra container to snack on too.
So for these mini’s I made a half batch of a normal muffin recipe, then in the muffins tins I made sure to spray the tins really well with non-stick spray. I used a small spoon and filled each tin 3/4 full with batter. When the batter was gone I pushed one blackberry into the middle of each. It looked so pretty and reminded me of little tarts. I baked the pan for 12 minutes then let cool a few minutes in the pan before taking out using a fork. Yum. These were light calorie wise and tasting and I could eat these without a lot of guilt.
Blackberry Protein Mini-Muffins,
1 C Bobs Red Mill Oat Flour
1 Pkg Plant Fusion Vanilla Bean Protein Powder
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Tsp Vanilla Butter & Nut Flavor Extract
1/2 C Applesauce
1/2 C Silk Original Almond Milk
1 6oz Pkg Blackberries
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour through nutmeg in medium size bowl. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
3. Add extract, applesauce, and milk to dry ingredients. Mix well.
4. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray.
5. Using a teaspoon, spoon batter into tins.
6. Place one blackberry into each tin and push in until covered.
7. Bake 12 minutes.
8. Let cool and enjoy!