Beta Red Orange Cranberry Muffins

Beta Red Muffin

Today's recipe is by Matt Cusack.

These Beta Red Orange Cranberry Muffins are a great pre- or post-workout snack.

We substituted isomaltulose for regular sugar to make these muffins blood-sugar friendly. Like traditional sugar (sucrose), isomaltulose is a naturally-ocurring  disaccharide. However, unlike traditional sugar, isomaltulose is broken down slowly and releases glucose and fructose into the bloodstream gradually. This allows you to have longer-term energy and avoid the blood-sugar roller coaster experienced with traditional sugar. This makes them more effective for fueling hard training sessions.

Enough with the science class, here's the recipe.

2 scoops of Beta Red Orange 
1 cup cranberries 
1 egg (or flax egg)
1 teaspoon baking powder 
teaspoon baking soda 
2 cup flour of choice 
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4 cup isomaltulose (Matt's recipe had 1/4 cup sugar)
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 
1 1/2 cup milk

Instructions 
  1. Preheat oven to 400º Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, isomaltulose, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in cranberries.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg, milk, melted coconut oil, and Beta Red.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, stir to combine until it is just moistened.
  6. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray and spoon mixture into tin until 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove and serve
Beta Red Orange Cranberry Muffins
    Thanks, Matt!

    Our kitchen is at 6,000 feet, so take this into consideration when baking at home. Those closer to sea level may want to make adjustments. 

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