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