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Chunky Apple Oatmeal Muffins – Ideal Protein Phase 1, Low Carb

Chunky Apple Oatmeal Muffins – Ideal Protein Phase 1 Compliant

I’ve been experimenting a lot with making recipes out of the Ideal Protein packets and so far these Chunky Apple Oatmeal Muffins are my favorite!  They are super moist and apple-y delicious! They are made with the Apple Oatmeal packets.  If you are following an Ideal Protein alternative plan, then just use the Proti Diet apple cinnamon oatmeal packets available.  They will work great with this recipe!

What makes these muffins so awesome is a secret ingredient that tastes like baked apples!  And that secret ingredient is chayote squash!  Also called chayote fruit in some places.  Do you see where this is going? Cut into chunks and baked with cinnamon, those chayote pieces taste just like baked apple!  The bonus is this: if you are following the Ideal Protein Diet plan, you count them as a vegetable.  Oh bliss!

chunky apple oatmeal muffinsHere is a picture of them so you know what to look for in the store.

They are larger than an apple, kind of oblong with a ‘bum’ at the end.  The ones available in the stores around here have a smooth surface and a light green color. The skin is very thin and can be peeled with a vegetable peeler.

They are very crisp, and take on the flavor of what you are making. If you are missing fruit, then these might be a great find for you!

easy chayote squash recipeIngredients for Chunky Apple Oatmeal Muffins (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 Ideal Protein Apple Oatmeal Packets (or use Proti Diet Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 packet Stevia or whatever sweetener you are using
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 2 egg whites)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 1 cup chayote squash chunks (about the size of raisins)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, microwave chayote with 1 tbsp water for about 2 minutes
  2. In another small bowl stir together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add liquid ingredients
  4. Fold in the cooked chayote squash.
  5. Divide the mixture into either a 6 cup silicon muffin pan or whoopie pan.  I used a whoopie pan in this picture because I they make muffin tops, which I like!
  6. Sprinkle the tops with a little extra cinnamon.
  7. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes if using the whoopie pan, or 12 minutes if using a muffin pan.

Three of these muffins count as 1 unrestricted Ideal Protein Packet for Phase 1.  In addition, count 1 teaspoon oil and 1/2 cup Select vegetables.

I really hope you love these!


Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

Ideal Protein Apple Danish recipeThis Ideal Protein recipe for Apple Danish uses the Apple Oatmeal packet. This is one of my favorite Ideal Protein breakfast recipes!  I usually make 6 danishes and save 3 for another day.  If you are following the Ideal Protein Alternative plan you can use the Proti Diet Apple cinnamon packet instead.

Ideal Protein Apple Danish RecipeWalden Farms Calorie Free Fruit Spread Apple Butter — 12 Oz

The Key Ingredient for Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

The key ingredient to this Apple Danish recipe is Walden Farms Apple Butter. Although the Ideal Protein oatmeal packets can be used to make tasty muffins, what makes this more of a danish is the sweet center filling.

You could also use one of the Walden Farms sugar free jams.

Each Apple Danish gets 1 teaspoon of the Apple Butter in the center. The Apple Butter is quite sweet, so it is more than enough!

 

ideal protein apple oatmeal muffinsIngredient List for Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe (2 meals)

  • 2 packets Ideal Protein apple oatmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 packet Stevia (or whatever sweetener is allowed by your coach)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ -1 cup grated zucchini 
  • 2 tbsp Walden Farms Apple Butter

Note: Peeling the zucchini first like I did here gives this more of an authentic Danish look (less green bits)

Chicago Metallic Non-Stick Original Muffin Top PanChicago Metallic Non-Stick Original Muffin Top Pan

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs in a glass bowl or measuring cup
  2. Add the rest of ingredients except Apple Butter and use a spatula to combine until mixed
  3. Divide evenly among a 6 count whoopie pan, flatten the batter. (The exact pan that I use is pictured right)
  4. Using a spoon, make a small well or indentation in the middle of each one.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  6. Before eating, fill each depression with 1 teaspoon apple butter. Enjoy!

 


Ideal Protein Apple Danish Recipe

My Favorite Ideal Protein Breakfast Recipe!

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