Lil Miss Fitness Freak

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Apple Vanilla Spiced Chestnut Muffins


Hey Friends,

So I mentioned in my last post that I was planning on testing out another version of the chestnut flour muffins

Ones with



Nut butter..Of course.

So I baked up a batch last night and carted one around for my snack during my Personal Training staff training day today to sample. They were very good! Even more moist than my last batch! Moist…I know I know, so many people hate that word but hey, what other word should I use??

IMG_3903Oh, and my boyfriend devoured three in one go last night too…so yeah, they are yummy lil healthy muffins 😀 Thumbs up.



PLUS They are gluten free and dairy free for all us problematic tummy peoples.

So here ya go.

Apple Vanilla Spiced Chestnut MuffinsIMG_3911

Serves 12

Stats: Cals: 115 Carbs: 14g Fat: 4g Protein: 7g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp chestnut flour
  • 8 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup oat bran (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free), coarsely pulsed
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey (I used Schinoussa New Zealand Probiotic Vanilla Silk)
  • 3 tbsp flax meal
  • 4 Stevia packets
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder (Natural Traditions, if you have it)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 tbsp natural almond butter (I used crunchy)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine all of your wet in a separate bowl, leaving the coconut oil for last as it will get chilled and re-solidify. Fold your liquid ingredients into your dry until combined. Spray 12 muffin tins and fill each about a 1/3 of the way up with batter. Add 1/2 a tsp of your almond butter to all 12 muffins then cover the rest of all of the muffins with your remaining batter. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes, rotating about 1/2 way through, or until the tops are firm to the touch and the sides begin to pull away from the sides. Let cool, pop out of the tins and then enjoy.

Feel free to make these muffins your own too….

  • Add pieces of nuts in the batter for some crunch (walnuts, almonds)
  • Add a vanilla glaze on top for a cupcake like feel (Vanilla protein powder (casein or whey) + water/almond milk + optional sweetener= thick icing)

…just don’t forget to share your creations with me 😀

Happy snacking!



4 thoughts on “Apple Vanilla Spiced Chestnut Muffins

  1. I just made these but without the nut butter (I don’t really like nut butter- I know I’m crazy). You’re so good at cooking. Do you have any recipes for college students who really can’t cook?

    • Thank you so much! And yeah you’re a lil crazy for not liking nut butter in my eyes 😜 hahahaha. I will think up a post just for you!! A lot of my savory recipes are fairly basic but maybe I just fit post enough of those thinking they are not invoked enough to be called a recipe. I will get on that! Thanks!

  2. I just bought a really nice froyo/icecream maker. I’d love to know if you have any recipes or protein packed tips for using it.

    • NICE! I bought one not too long ago either but had to wait until winter to use it because the compartment thawed in my 85 degree apartment in the summer. Ice cream in the winter anyone? haha. Due to that, I have only made ice cream once but it was apparently delish. I used coconut cream (the solids of a can of pure coconut milk that has been opened and left in the fridge over night), cashew butter, some of the coconut water (drained from the same can), unsweetened carob powder, liquid vanilla stevia, vanilla extract and frozen banana. Let that churn until it reached the right consistency and threw in a bit more cashew butta (for some chunks) and carob chips. My boyfriend really enjoyed it!

      If you are looking for protein packed ones, they tend to be super simple and I have seen some amazing ones on Ripped recipes website and also some questbar ones here: The original page of this is on

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