1.5 cups whole wheat flour
.5 cup whey protein powder
3 tsps baking powder
1 tsp coarse salt
3 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup Splenda
3/4 cup Sugar *see note below*
2 cups freshly grated zucchini
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Grease one 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl stir together applesauce, sugar/Splenda*, zucchini and vanilla. Make sure it is fully combined.
- Carefully pour flour mixture into egg mixture, stirring until completely combined.
- Pour into muffin cups – bake 25 minutes for 12 muffins
Makes 19 muffins at 86 calories with sugar; 55 without sugar
*I ran out of Splenda, so had to use sugar as well. These turned out a little too sweet for me, so next time, I’ll only add 3/4 cup of Splenda (and not add the extra 3/4 cup). Also, since the protein powder replacement worked so well, I’m going to up it to 1 cup protein powder and 1 cup flour (instead of 1.5 flour/.5 protein powder)!