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Treat Day: Orange & Pecan Cran Muffins

433 Calories / 39 g Protein
PCOS-friendly recipe: Treat Day: Orange & Pecan Cran Muffins

Sweet, juicy, and perfect for a morning sweet tooth.

Difficulty: Intermediate Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 433
Season: Suitable throughout the year


Whether fresh out of the oven, or warmed up in the microwave, these muffins delight with fresh cranberries, oranges, and toasty nuts. The loveliest treat day sweet.



  1. Pulse cranberries in a food processor until very coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl with chopped orange and set aside. Process erythritol, pecans, and orange zest in a food processor, until grainy 10 to 15 seconds. Add ground oat bran, protein powder, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum and pulse until well combined, 5 to 10 pulses.

  2. Whisk ghee, yogurt, egg, and egg whites together in a large bowl until well combined. Add to the food processor and process until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and fold in chopped cranberries & orange. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  3. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees F / 204 C. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with olive oil spray. Portion batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle erythritol on top. Bake until muffins are golden and the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.

  4. Let muffins cool in the muffin pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from the pan and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 433kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 493mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 51g17%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g78%

Vitamin A 8 IU
Vitamin C 6 mg
Calcium 221 mg
Iron 39 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Decrease erythritol if desired. You won’t miss any sweetness if you don’t sprinkle any on top.

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