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.