Want a festive holiday treat for breakfast without the guilt? Try these Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Blender Muffins! They’re easy to make and so yummy! This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.
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How many gingerbread recipes are too many gingerbread recipes?? Asking for a friend…The answer to that is that there is NO such thing as too many gingerbread recipes.. especially with it being a week into December and me being in full on holiday mode!
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IDK how you guys feel about gingerbread flavored things, but if it were up to me, we would eat it all year-long. The spice-y, cinnamon-y flavor is just so cozy and delicious.. it makes me sad that it only gets to hang around for about a month or so. I guess it just means we have to make the most out of it while we can.
These fluffy, perfect Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Blender Muffins are the perfect way to do just that!
Last month I partnered up with my friends from Vital Proteins to bring you these Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins. You guys went crazy over them! I got so many photos and messages about how easy and delicious they were. I wasn’t entire surprised by this because I totally felt the same way about them (we had them almost every day for breakfast in October), but it always makes me so happy when you enjoy my recipes!
Now that pumpkin season has pretty much come and gone (I’ll miss you, old friend.) I knew I wanted to try to do something similar…with a holiday twist on it. I already had this Healthy Peppermint Mocha Muffins recipe on the site, so the logical thing to do was to make a gingerbread flavored muffin. So that’s what I did!
I used oats as the base, tons of warm winter-y spices + my favorite Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for a protein/nutrient boost. You guys definitely know this by know, but I can’t get enough of their collagen. I put it in my coffee every morning and in ALL the baked goods (Like this Healthy Tropical Baked Oatmeal, these Carrot Ginger Oatmeal Muffins, or these Snickerdoodle Pancakes). Since starting taking the collagen about a year ago, I see a significant difference in my hair, skin and nails.
My nails are so strong (despite getting gel manicures, which I know isn’t great for you), my hair is strong, shiny, and healthy and my eczema prone skin is less red and irritated. People think I’m crazy for living by this stuff- but I don’t care! In my book.. their collagen peptides are seriously magic!
During the holidays it can be easy to totally overload on tons of sweets + treats. These muffins feel decadent and like you’re enjoying something guilty- without being a total sugar + carb bomb. They’re great for freezing and putting in the toaster oven for a quick grab + go breakfast in the morning, or just for whipping up on a cozy, snowy weekend morning.
Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Blender Muffins
Want a festive holiday treat for breakfast without the guilt? Try these Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Blender Muffins! They're easy to make and so yummy!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
- 1 1/4 cups applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp molasses
Preheat oven to 350
In a blender, add oats and blend until flour like consistency.
Add all remaining ingredients to blender and combine
Pour batter into greased muffin tins, filling 3/4 of the way full
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 108 Fat: 2g Carbs: 18g Protein: 6g
Things we used for this recipe: blender, old fashioned oats, dates, applesauce, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, almond milk, molasses, muffin tin, silicone muffin liners
If you reeeeally want to amp up the holiday flavor.. I highly suggest spreading this Healthy Gingerbread Cashew Butter on top of the muffins. It’s pretty much guaranteed holiday cheer on a plate.. especially if you pair it with a cup of coffee mixed with Vital Proteins new Gingerbread Creamer… DREAMY!
You can view the nutrition facts for this recipe here.