Oats – they can be cooked for oatmeal, ground for baking flour, or added raw to thicken shakes or meatloaves. They are convenient and fast to cook, and easy to travel with. Raw oats are unprocessed and a fantastic natural food to add to your daily diet. In addition to their culinary adaptability, oats are incredibly nutritious.
Oats provide soluble fiber, which can help one feel fuller longer. The soluble fiber also helps remove low-density lipoprotein, also known as “bad cholesterol,” which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, a multitude of research has also indicated that oats can help reduce one’s risk of cancer and diabetes, as well as lower blood pressure.
Furthermore, oats are high in many vitamins and minerals that support an active lifestyle. Specifically, oats are highest in manganese, tryptophan, and thiamin. However, they are also noted for their fiber and protein content. Perfect for a quick morning breakfast on the go, or for a post-work out recovery meal, why not try out these chocolate protein oatmeal muffins!
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 scoop ISOFLEX chocolate protein powder
- Stevia, to taste
- 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cup of old fashioned rolled oats ground
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, carob chips, walnuts, etc
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with cooking spray and/or paper muffin cups.
- Blend together cottage cheese, protein powder, stevia, applesauce, and egg whites.
- Sift in a bowl baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and incorporate well.
- With a spoon, stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Spoon into muffin tin to make 12 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes. Let sit, then enjoy! Freeze extras for easy to grab snacks!
Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 muffin):
Protein: 7 g (28 cal)
Fat: 3 g (27 cal)
Carbs: 12 g (48 cal)