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June 11, 2022
Apple Protein Muffins

I know from experience that people in late stage Alzheimer’s start forgetting how to eat. It causes a lot of stress for us caregivers which ins’t good for us. Sometimes we need a healthy, grab-and-go meal, snack, or a post workout fuel replacement. This recipe covers all those bases and the muffins taste good too! I topped mine with some granola that we put in our yogurt which made them look fancy and a lot like a slice of pie.

I made half the batch into mini muffins and the other half in to full sized muffins. I think the mini muffins would be ideal for someone living with cognitive impairment.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used whey)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a muffin pan by either brushing each cup with a little coconut oil or spraying with some cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Once everything is combined, divide evenly amongst 12-muffins.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
  • Makes 12 muffins.
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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