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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.7
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 112.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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high protein orange cranberry flax bran muffins

Submitted by: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI

Introduction

I got the original version of this recipe from HAVASUROSE. It is so much fun to cut the oranges into 8 wedges and blenderize them WITH THE PEEL STILL ON THEM! :-) Ultra high fiber, moist if you make them a day ahead and store in an airtight container, and very good for you.

The original recipe is here: www.recipezaar.com/Whole-Orange-Cranberry-
Flax-Bran-Muffins-285827

To increase the protein to calorie ratio I halved the sugar and oil, took out the nuts, swapped carbalose flour for standard flour, egg whites for whole eggs, and added a cup of defatted peanut flour. And they still taste good!

You can order carbalose flour from netrition.com and defatted (12% fat) peanut flour from byrdmill.com

I also switched to mini-muffins to make the portions more manageable.
I got the original version of this recipe from HAVASUROSE. It is so much fun to cut the oranges into 8 wedges and blenderize them WITH THE PEEL STILL ON THEM! :-) Ultra high fiber, moist if you make them a day ahead and store in an airtight container, and very good for you.

The original recipe is here: www.recipezaar.com/Whole-Orange-Cranberry-
Flax-Bran-Muffins-285827

To increase the protein to calorie ratio I halved the sugar and oil, took out the nuts, swapped carbalose flour for standard flour, egg whites for whole eggs, and added a cup of defatted peanut flour. And they still taste good!

You can order carbalose flour from netrition.com and defatted (12% fat) peanut flour from byrdmill.com

I also switched to mini-muffins to make the portions more manageable.

Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    1.5c oat bran
    1c carbalose flour (from netrition.com)
    1c ground flax seed
    1c wheat bran
    1c byrd mill peanut flour (12% fat)
    1T baking powder
    0.5t salt
    2 whole oranges, in 8ths, with the peel on
    0.5c brown sugar
    1.25c buttermilk* (or 1c milk + 1t lemon juice)
    0.25c canola oil
    3 egg whites*
    1t baking soda
    1.5c orange flavored cranberries

    *if you use egg white powder, it's 2T powder and 6T water
    *if you use buttermilk powder, it's 5T powder and 1.25c water
    Add the powders to the dry ingredients and the water to the blender.

Directions

Makes 48 mini-muffins or 24 normal-sized muffins

Preheat oven to 375.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
In a blender combine orange wedges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, eggs, baking soda, and cranberries.
Blend well to make sure the orange peel pieces are small.
Pour contents of blender into bowl and mix with dry ingredients.
Fill paper muffin liners nearly to the top.
Bake 10-12 min, until a toothpick comes out clean.
(For normal-sized muffins bake 20-25 min.)

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user 4A-HEALTHY-BMI.






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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not very practical ingredients for the average person. - 7/3/11

    Reply from 4A-HEALTHY-BMI (4/26/12)
    I never claimed you could get all the ingredients at the local store.

    If you want the normal low-protein, high carb recipe, follow the recipezaar link provided.

    If you want to make and eat specialized foods, then you sometimes need to get specialized ingredients. That's just how it is.


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  • Loved these when you brought them to our kayaking event...yum! - 2/7/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try - 1/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    minimuffins...what a GREAT idea!!!!! - 1/23/10

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