Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins

These incredibly moist and protein packed Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins are sweetened with maple syrup and are the best post workout breakfast!

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Last week I shared with you one of my favorite on the go breakfasts – Almond Butter Protein Bars. Whelp I’m back at it today with another on the go breakfast recipe in muffin form – Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins to be exact.

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I used Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Flapjack and Waffle Mix to make these muffins. Have you heard of Kodiak Cakes? I first heard of them from Kylie who uses their mixes in recipes all the time. Then I saw them at Costco, but was nervous about committing to such a big box. So I bought the mix from Jewel, fell in love, and regretting not purchasing the absurdly large size originally.

The good news is that I went to Costco last night and righted my wrong. Aaaaand a reader recently told me about a peanut butter version so that’s next on my list!

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I’ve been experimenting with Kodiak Cakes (protein packed) mix and seriously love the stuff. This mix is made with 100% whole grain wheat flour and 100% whole grain oat flour and has a protein blend added that boasts 14 grams of protein in a single serving of flapjacks. This stuff will stick with ya!

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While the mix makes delicious pancakes (obviously), I like using it as a flour substitute in other baked goods. And I am loving it in these apple cinnamon protein muffins.

These muffins are:

  • moist and tender from the addition of applesauce
  • dense and cakey from the Kodiak Cakes mix
  • slightly sweet from the maple syrup

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Each muffin yields only 135 calories and 6 grams of protein. I always eat two in a single serving – now that’s my kind of protein in a baked good!

The only thing that would make them better is if you sprinkled some grain free granola on top before you bake! Oh my goodness, I’m salivating just thinking about it!

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Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins are one of my favorite ways to eat breakfast on the go! If you make these or any of my recipes, don’t forget to post a picture social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!

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4.8 from 6 reviews
Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
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Serves: 6 muffins
  • 1 cup Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Flapjack and Waffle Mix
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple, shredded
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray muffin tin with coconut oil or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. Add apple and stir to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk wet ingredients together. Add wet to dry and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly among 6 muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing muffins from tin and onto cooling rack.
A reader has success turning these into lactation muffins! Add ½ cup oats, 2 scoops (~1/4 cup) brewers yeast, ¼ cup flax meal, increased the applesauce to ¾ cup and add ~1/4 cup almond milk.

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96 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thank you! And you MUST! They have a traditional mix that is great, but I love to get the protein packed version. I also used their mix in my almond butter protein bars which taste like cookie dough. So good!

      1. Angela Revell

        Try adding quest protien powder (they have a plain) It will add 22 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar and no saturated fat. I make several this way.

    2. Norma Colwell

      These are soooo good. I am
      diabetic so I substituted sugar free maple syrup . Would love to have more muffin recipes with the Kodiak Cakes protein mix.

      1. Ellie Post author

        Thanks Norma – I’m glad you love them! I’ll do some experimenting with kodiak cakes for you!! Maybe a gingerbread flavor?? Also, you should look up my almond butter protein bars… those were made with kodiak cakes protein mix and are seriously one of my favorites recipes!

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Well you will have to try these then! The Power Cakes Protein Blend consists of wheat protein isolate, whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate, and egg whites. Make sure you stop back and let me know what you think of the recipe!

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    1. Ellie Post author

      Thank you Anja – I am so glad you enjoyed them. They are one of my favorite! And I love the added protein boost!

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  4. Carolyn

    Mine are baking right now, so excited!! I was wondering if you used a cupcake pan or an actual muffin pan because I used a muffin pan and wanted to see which size the nutritional facts you posted were for…thanks for the awesome recipe!

    1. Ellie Post author

      Thanks Karen – I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I would store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last for a week in the fridge if you haven’t eaten them all by then 😉

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        1. Ellie Post author

          It is great for pancakes! You should check out my protein packed gingerbread pancakes – I use Kodiak Cakes in that recipe too!

  6. Martha

    Thank you for this recipe. Love finding new ways to use Kodiak cakes!! Have you used other flavors of syrups? Do you think Karo syrup could be substituted for the maple syrup.? Just not a fan of maple. Thank you.

    1. Ellie Post author

      Thank you Martha! I haven’t but I’m confident honey would swap very easily. I haven’t used Karo Syrup before, but I would love to hear the result if you try it!

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  8. Caitlin Smith

    Has anyone calculated the nutrition facts for these? I calculated 32cal per muffin (using sugar free syrup) but that seems too good to be true!

    1. Ellie Post author

      Hi Caitlin! I don’t have the calorie count for these, but I do have the weight watchers points breakdown if you would like me to send you the information. Let me know if you do and I will send over an email!

  9. Deanne

    Hi Ellie,
    I’m just trying the recipe right now! They smell incredible! I would like the weight watchers break down please.

  10. Gail Dockter

    I would like to have the WW points for the Apple cinnamon protein muffins.
    Haven’t tried them yet, but plan on it. Thank you!

  11. Corey

    Wondering what the calories are for 1 muffin.

    With my last batch I subbed the 1/2 cup of apple sauce with pumpkin! So good! I usually double the recipe and put 6 in the freezer. My 1yo loves these for breakfast, as do I so we go through a dozen every week! I’m always amazed at how the protein sticks with me, I’m never hungry till lunch!

    1. Ellie Post author

      Hi Corey! I actually do not know what the calorie count is – calories are not something that I pay much attention to. I try to focus on putting food made from real, nutritious ingredients in my body and the calories seem to work themselves out.

      Now I NEED to make these with pumpkin! It makes me so happy that you and your little one love them. And YES, the protein is amazing 🙂

    1. Ellie Post author

      Hi Krystal! Yes, I used shredded apple and applesauce. The recipes has 1 cup of shredded apple listed in addition to the 1/2 cup applesauce. Let me know how they turn out!

  12. Amanda smith

    I loved these so much I doubled the recipe. I would love to try them with pumpkin. A great way to mix up my protein options in the morning. I’m so sick of shakes!!! I would love the weight watchers point value of these. Thank you !!!

  13. Angela M

    We topped them with walnuts and chocolate chips. Baby, Dad and Mom enjoyed them plain and topped. Ours were extremely moist but the toothpick was clean.

    1. Ellie Post author

      That topping sounds PERFECT! Oh my gosh, now I want to make them again 🙂 And yes, they are moist! I’m glad the whole family enjoyed them!

  14. Linda Gray

    I just made this, but doubled the reciepe,and then made the mistake of reading the oven temp at 450, so my did not get cooked all the way though. I am returning to oven to try and finish the muffins. I doubled the receipe, and ended up with 15 muffins. So I entered the receipe on fitclick, and it gave me 86 cals per muffin and I calculated 2 ww points plus per muffin. Really trying to reheat the oven and save (finish cooking ) these!! They would good but doughty after baking the first time, hopefully can rebake a little.

  15. Kelly Severyns

    Hi Ellie,

    This recipe looks amazing. You mention that you have the WW points for it, are you also able to provide the macros breakdown?


  16. Julie

    These are so good! I was googling around for something to bake for breakfast with Kodiak, came across these, and was not disappointed. So delicious. Thank you!

  17. Sandi

    These were GREAT. I followed the recipe except I used 1/4 cup of smuckers sugar free syrup. That made them 1.1 sp on freestyle. They are delicious. I loved how they were just a little sweet but not cake like so they are wonderful for mornings. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. Ellie Post author

      What an awesome swap Sandi – Thank you for sharing!! And I am thrilled that you love them!


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