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Orange Cardamom Muffins

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Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins are also gluten and dairy free #MyOneMore

Storm Jonas left Atlanta in a hurry, taking with it most of its snow. But, like all that lost-luggage that gets left at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Jonas forgot to take its frigid temperatures with it. Now, while 24 degrees F (-4 C) might be flip-flop weather for some of y’all Northerners, it was downright bone-chilling for me – especially since my daughter and I were out running in it in the wee hours of Sunday morning!

Whaaaatttt??? Why that’s just crazy you say!!! And, you are right!

At least, that’s what I was thinking as we were walking from the car to head to the start line for The Atlanta Hot Chocolate 5K/15K! I’d promised my daughter that this year we would experience it – it would be one of those one-and-done races and I had to keep good on my promise.

Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins are also gluten and dairy free #MyOneMore

It was a frigid start – if not for my ski-mask, I’m pretty sure I’d have had icicles dangling from my facial orifice! I couldn’t tell you much about the race because it went by in a blur – maybe that ski mask wasn’t as warm as I thought and my brain was frozen?

But when we got to the finish line, we were given a finisher bowl with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue and fixings to dip into the fondue! Now I understood why this is called America’s sweetest race!

Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins are also gluten and dairy free #MyOneMore

It was too cold for us to stand around outside, so we grabbed our finisher bowls and headed to the car to savor them. In the car I had a couple of Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins and they went so well with that chocolate fondue! Now, these muffins are not high in sugar, in fact – they have no added sugar, other than what’s in The Premier Protein Vanilla Protein Powder and The Premier Protein Vanilla Shake. And, they also happen to be grain free and butter free – talk about healthy eh?

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While my first attempt at combining orange and cardamom in a grain free loaf was a bust, these muffins sure hit the spot. By the way, if you make a couple batches of these and store some in a cool place for a couple of days, their flavors get even more intense! But – if you happen to have some chocolate fondue around, am thinking there’s no way there’d be leftovers of these!

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Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins are also gluten and dairy free #MyOneMore

Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Y'all have got to try these grain-free, butter-free, refined sugar-free Orange Cardamom Protein Muffins at least once because I'm sure y'all are gonna love them! They are perfect for breakfast or a snack after a workout!


  • 1/2 cup Premier Protein Vanilla Protein powder
  • 1/4 cup Coconut powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice, I used freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, optional


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375
  2. Grease your muffin trays with coconut oil
  3. In a bowl, add the Premier Protein Powder, coconut powder and baking soda and stir together with a spoon
  4. Then add in the orange zest, orange juice, eggs melted coconut oil, and Premier Protein Vanilla Shake and stir well
  5. Spoon mix into 4 muffin cups and sprinkle with walnuts (if you prefer) and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Let cool and store in an airtight container.

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Sunday 31st of January 2016

Hi! Two things: 1) I don't know if this is a problem on your end or Foodgawker's, but you can't access this page from Foodgawker; and 2) Great recipe! I'm adding it to my mix of breakfast foods for work!

Bam's Kitchen

Wednesday 27th of January 2016

I love orange and cardamon together such a perfect pair... I am certain that these muffins would be gone in nano seconds here. Hong Kong had their first major cold spell in over 40 years with snow possible. It is bad because unlike in the midwest we do not have heaters.


Tuesday 26th of January 2016

Yikes! That sounds like it was a really cold race. Love the look of these muffins. The flavors sound so good!

Amanda @ .running with spoons.

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

I love you for putting the metric temperature conversion in there! And while -4C is pretty warm for us up here, you definitely wouldn't catch me walking around in flip flops :P You WOULD definitely catch me with my hand in the muffin jar trying to steal one of these beauts, though. And orange with cardamom?! Sounds SO good!


Tuesday 26th of January 2016

This weather has been totally off the chain craazzzzy! And it's been making me crave carbs, so these muffins are it. I've been meaning to bake with cardamom, and now that you've paired it with orange I really want to try it! And props to you for running. I have a rule that I don't run when it's below freezing. It makes the lungs burn so badly!

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