Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls? Hint, hint. That was a rhetorical question because I don’t think I have ever met anyone who doesn’t love a cinnamon roll. I mean what is not to love about cinnamon, sugar, and delicious icing???
Well, I absolutely love cinnamon rolls so I decided to make something a lot healthier without sacrificing any of the delicious flavor. The end product was these cinnamon roll protein oat muffins. They are so moist and delicious which is a really good thing because I’m pretty sure no one likes a dry flavorless muffin. (aka when I first started baking haha!)
The muffins are made with vanilla beast sports protein powder, which you can buy here from a good local friend of mine! I also added cinnamon obviously for cinnamon roll flavor. And I even did a little mixture of brown sugar and coconut oil to swirl into it for maximum cinnamon roll flavor!
Then, I had to put something on the top because every good cinnamon roll needs a good icing too! It was pretty simple. Just heat up some vanilla coconut butter and add a little bit of almond milk and sweetener to taste and you have yourself a healthy and absolutely delicious protein cinnamon roll.
Cinnamon Roll Protein Oat Muffins
Healthy and delicious cinnamon roll protein muffins filled with a cinnamon swirl and topped with vanilla coconut butter icing to make the perfect guilt-free cinnamon roll.
Author: Spencer Miller
Serves: 8 muffins
- 1 cup (80g) old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup (90g) flour (oat or whole wheat)
- 6 tbsp. granulated/preferred sweetener
- 1½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup natural applesauce
- ¼ cup milk (any milk is fine)
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cinnamon Swirl Mixture
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. vanilla coconut butter
- 1 tbsp. milk (any milk is fine)
- sweetener to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F. Mix oats, flour, sweetener, cinnamon, and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry and gently stir together until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray. Spoon batter evenly into 8 spots in the muffin tin. Mix all cinnamon swirl ingredients together. Divide evenly between each muffin and swirl into batter.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Make sure to check often because different ovens will vary.
- Once done cooking, let cool. Mix icing ingredients. Top with icing and enjoy!
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 100 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 12 Sugar: 2 Fiber: 2 Protein: 5