Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins

May 29, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins

I’m guilty of turning Costco runs into date night. Anyone else with me? I mean, the array of samples they offer on the weekend could be the equivalent of going to tapas bar. Am I right! On our last trip, I was intrigued by a large box of Kodiak Cakes mix. I’m usually not a fan of protein powders as they leave a chalky taste in my mouth, but I decided to give this cake mix a go.

Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins

Pancakes were my first attempt seeing as the mix is advertised as flapjack and waffle mix. I was surprised on how fluffy they turned out and quickly became a fan. Since the pancakes worked out so well, I thought I would push my baking luck and try a muffin recipe. They came out of the oven smelling like a fall day and almost made me wish the leaves were changing color outside. Luckily, regardless of the season, these protein packed muffins are prefect for breakfast on the go.

Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins

Cinnamon Apple Protein Muffins


  • 1/2 C. chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 2 C. Kodiak Cakes mix
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C. honey
  • 1/2 C. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1 C. apple, chopped

For the streusel:

  • Add 1/4 C. walnuts, 3 Tbs. brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in bowl and set aside


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place liners in a muffin tin.
  • Mix muffin ingredients until well combined.
  • Spoon mixture into muffin tins until 2/3 full.
  • Top with strudel mixture and bake in the oven for14-18 minutes.

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New York City Month in Review: May, 2018


On a sunny day you will find me in the fields. ✨ Growing up on a dairy farm in the countryside I spent a lot of time outside. After school my siblings and I would feed calves, head inside for dinner and a few hours of homework, then trek back down to the barn help with milking shifts. It didn’t matter if it was blazing hot in the middle of summer or frigid cold in the depth of winter, we were outside. ✨ Now that I’ve moved off the farm, life looks a lot different. Being a graphic designer requires sitting in front of a computer for hours on end, but my soul aches to be outside. Luckily, I’m able to schedule breaks throughout the day to step away from my computer screen and enjoy nature. This allows me to get some fresh air, reconnect with my creativity, and return to my work with fresh eyes. ✨ What do you do during the day to hit the refresh button?
Woke up with a pep in my step! I couldn’t believe it was already Thursday…until Ian kindly reminded me it is actually Wednesday. In an instant, I went from being gleeful to feeling like the cruel universe added a day to my week. To keep my spirits high, I chose to treat myself to a mid-day coffee break at @anodynecoffee. Double tap if coffee is the magical elixir that can turn your day around ☕️🙌💕
Easing into the work week after an incredible Packer win last night! My day is full of chai tea, calming Spotify playlists, and an afternoon walk to recenter and get my mind ready for a busy week.
Cozying up with the fall @magnolia journal issue while I wait for the rain showers to pass. 🌦

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