My contribution to National Peanut Butter Day

Peanut butter is near and dear to me. I usually have some kind of form daily, cause I ain’t got no type.

Well when I found out it was National Peanut butter day I knew I had to step up to the plate and accept the challenge. With a little help from a friend on the inpritation side of things I begin to go to work.

My end result? Fudge Espresso Donuts with a Peanut butter frosting, coffee dusting, and mini chocolate chips. Easily my best version yet. Check it out, and I hope you enjoy!



First preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl place 28g lite butter, and 14g Chocolate Chips(I used pb filled choc chips). Then pour 2-3 oz hot coffee over the butter and chips.(I used Alphamind coffee use BACHRONISTER to save 10%) . Begin mixing to help melt. Place in microwave 15-30 sec if needed.

Once done let sit for 5 min to slightly cool.

In a separate bowl place 1 whole egg and whisk. Then add to the coffee mixture.

Next place in 1.5 tsp vanilla, 4 oz low fat butter milk, 30g Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Mix well.

Now we will place in the dry ingredients one at a time mixing as you go. First 10g coco powder, then 75g All pourpuse flour, 45g Chocolate Protein(I used quest) 5 splenda packets, 1 tsp baking soda.


Mix everything well. Grab your muffin pan and spray with non stick spray. Place batter and put in the oven for 10 min. Use toothpick test to check if done.

Once done pull out and set on cooling rack. After 5-10min take out of pan and return to cooling rack.

Well donuts are cooling in a bowl place 6g PB2, 32g Peanut butter protein(I used PES), 34g favorite peanut butter ( I used Salted Caramel N&M) , 50g Syrup(WF 0Cal), then enough water to make it into a frosting consistency.

Use a spatula to cover each donut. Then put some coffee grounds in your hand and sprinkle over the top of each donut.

Finally place 7g mini chocolate chips evenly over your donuts.

Bam, done. I was able to get 10 donuts out of this recipe.

Macros for 1 donut : 110 cal / 3.8 f / 11 c / 9.5 p

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat muffins


Back at it with more oats!!!!

Similar recipe to the most recent White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins with just a few changes. You can find the other recipe here. — Cran Recipe!

I wanted to do something featuring chocolate chips, cause lets me real…. Who doesn’t love chocolate chips. They make anything better. Cookies, pancakes, waffles, and yes even muffins. Then I struggled to decide what I wanted to pair with the chips….. I thought and thought, I thought so hard I even gave myself a thinking cramp ;). Anyway, I finally decided to match it with peanut butter. I mean who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate. Wait…… you don’t? I feel so sorry for you. Definitely head over to the cranberry recipe then. For those of you who are on my bus, stay with me here.


Alright, so to start –

Place 21g Lite butter in a bowl and melt it down. Let it sit for a minute to cool. Then add in 69g Egg whites, 1.5 tsp Vanilla, 40g Lite Brown Sugar, 4 oz almond milk, and 61g Unsweetend applesauce. Mix everything well.

Next place in 100g Old fashion oats, 45g Peanut butter protein, 1.5 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon(just cause I am a fan, it is not needed). Incorporate everything well.

Place in the fridge for at least 15 min. Now I would start to pre heat my oven to 350 degrees, and spray down my muffin pan with non stick spray.

Once your batter has sat for a bit, pop It out and place into 8 muffin holders. You can make muffins bigger or smaller, just make sure to adjust macros.

Finally, I weighed out 22g 60% Bittersweet Chocolate chips (Ghirardelli) and chopped them into halfs. Then place chopped chips evenly throughout your muffins just slightly pushing them into your batter.

Once chips are placed, pop muffins into the oven for roughly 15 min. Use the toothpick test to check if done.

Pull out of the oven and place on a cooling rack. After about 10 min pop out of the muffin tin and place back on the rack to finish cooling.

Macros per 1 muffin : 125 cal / 3.2 f / 16.4 c / 7.1 p


I hope you enjoy them! So easy and quick to make! Make sure to follow me on IG to stay up to date with everything that is going on! @the_flexible_baker  !

White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Muffins

Snapchat-9185261582808318597I’m going to be honest. I eat oats literally everyday. Well… Prolly 5 times a week. Days off I usually get to make some pancakes for something delicious. Anyway, I enjoy using oat flour, and baking with oats but for some reason I never do it. Yesterday I changed that.


What I came up with I thought to be a perfect Sunday moring muffin to have with a fresh up of coffee, or maybe a late night indulgence with a nice glass of wine. Either way, I really enjoyed these. I think when I remake them, I will add in 1-2tbsp of melted butter into the mix. I might also sub in a whole egg for egg whites as fat is pretty low in this recipe.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl place in 69g or 1.5 egg whites, 1.5 tsp vanilla, 4 oz Almond Milk, 66g Unsweetened Applesauce. Mix everything well.

Then place in 51g Whey Protein(I used Cinnamon), 40g Brown Sugar(Splenda Version), 100g Whole Grain Oats, 1.5 tsp cinnamon, 1tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix everything well.

Place in fridge for 15-30 min.

Spray muffin pan with non stick spray

Evenly place batter into 8 muffin svgs.

Weigh out 10g Dried Cranberrys and 14g White chocolate chips, or your preferred toppings. Evenly place in the tops of your muffins.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 min. Use a toothpick to check if done.

Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 min. After 10 min remove from pan and place on cooling rack to finish cooling.

Macros per 1 muffin: 119 cals / 1.8g fat / 17.6 c / 7.3 p

Super easy, one bowl creation for pretty low macros. These would make for a great pre workout treat, or reefed day carb filler! I hope you enjoy!


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IMG_20160116_220509Decided I would throw up my latest Donut Recipe for Cinnamon Donuts with Hot Chocolate Frosting

First Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, place 100g AP Flour, 20g Cinnamon Whey, 30g Truvia or granulated sugar of choice, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix together.

In a separate bowl melt 2tbsp(28g) lite butter. Let cool. Crack and egg in and whisk. Then add in 1 tsp vanilla and 4oz Low fat Buttermilk. Mix then add into dry ingredients. Combine everything well.

Grab you donut tray and spray well. Begin to place your batter evenly into each donut holder. This does make a good amount of batter and I have to fill all 6 holders to the brim. If you have 2 pans or 1 that can hold 12 this recipe could probably make 7 or 8 donuts.

Place batter in the middle of your oven for 8-12 min. Use toothpick to check if done. Take out and let sit for a few minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Now lets make the frosting.

In a bowl place 1 packet Swiss miss light hot chocolate, 20g Chocolate Whey, 2g truvia, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and enough water/milk to bring it to a frosting consistency.

Proceed to dunk each donut into the frosting then using a spatula evenly spread the remaining frosting over the donuts.

I recommend storing these in the fridge once you are don’t eating them, but when serving place in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Macros per 1 donut – 131 cals / 2.6 f / 19.8c / 8.7 p

Be sure to follow me on IG and tag me in your creations! @the_flexible_baker


Alphamind Coffee

If it hydrated me like water I would never drink anything ever again.

If you cant tell I quite enjoy coffee. Pot, French press, hot, cold, upside down, or drinking fast I ain’t got no type. 9 times outta 10 though I have to say I like to drink it black. I quite enjoy the taste of coffee itself, plus you cant beat the aroma that it gives off. mmmmmm I think I am gunna pause here and brew a pot… stay with me….


Okay, coffee is brewing so I am back!

I wanted to give you guys the low down on one of my favorite coffee companies, that I am now a part of! Yes that is right, I am have selected as Alphamind’s very first Brand Ambassador!!!! I could not be more excited to announce that as I have been associated with John and Team Alphamind for awhile now and not once have they let me down! Hard working individuals with their eyes on the prize. Quality products, and a quality company. Just take a read at their about us, and mission statement and tell me it doesn’t speak volumes.

“Who We Are:  

Alpha, meaning we are the first and the beginning.  Mind, We truly believe in the pursuit of climbing to the top and accomplishing something incredible. Vitamin, our products are charged up with a blend of vitamins and minerals to give you an extra charge to accomplish the day. Coffee, only from the finest of beans, we used single origin coffee beans to give you a final product so excellent you will only be destine for success!

Our Statement:

AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee believes in preparing and inspiring people to accomplish each and every day to their fullest potential.  We want to inspire coffee drinkers to start their day out the correct way with our unique charge up vitamin coffee.  Here at AlphaMind, we stand for the people who say “one more second, one more block, one more mile, one more jump, and one less regret.”  Our coffee formula has been assembled with both your mind and body as our first priority and we believe AlphaMind will aid the drive and desire you have in achieving greatness.  We use 100% Arabica coffee beans originating from single origin countries, as well as a blend of vitamins and minerals chosen for the sustainability of your body.  We believe in high quality ingredients because fueling your body is a privilege and something we take pride in.”

Top notch if you had to ask me.

Now, what brought me to Alphamind in the first place? Well If you are anything like me, you find yourself looking down at your watch or phone and noticing that its mid afternoon. You now realize that you have had virtually no water, and purely coffee all morning(Whats the issue right?) Well, obviously if you are training hard like me, H2O is highly important for muscle function, recover, and performance. Well, with Alphamind they put in specific vitamins and minerals like Potassium and Sodium, B vitamins, and Iron to help aid in said tasks. Ill include their description so you get a better explanation.

“Whats Inside?

All of our vitamins and minerals are chosen with precision and intention for your mind and body, all done to maximize your potential.  First and foremost, B Vitamins help the body to convert nutrients into energy and assist in cellular metabolism.  This means, the food you eat is able to be broken down and then used for energy to carry out your daily activities.  Potassium is important for electrolyte balance and becomes even more significant when exercise is added to a daily regimen.  Potassium also plays an important role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction.  In addition, sodium is an important electrolyte which helps to keep your muscles and nerves working properly.  Sodium does this by maintaining the electrical currents in the body, which act to stimulate contraction of the muscles, as well as support adequate nerve communication.  Lastly, iron is a key mineral in the production and function of red blood cells.  The human body needs iron to make the oxygen-carrying proteins called hemoglobin (in the blood) and myoglobin (in the muscles).  Therefore, iron is added for its key importance in transporting oxygen through the body’s cells and muscles.”

Another thing I love about companies, is being able to talk to the people in charge. Not some automated reply garbage. I have been able to have conversations with John since day 1 which has made every transaction run smooth.

I would have to say that my two favorite flavors would be French Vanilla and Jamaican Me Crazy. Highly recommend either or both of those flavors.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be holding a giveaway very soon featuring some Alphamind Coffee and other goodies! @the_flexible_baker

Also, when you head over to use the code RHINE when checking out to save 20% on your entire order! You are welcome! Thank me later!


Whats with the Beef?

Usually when people associate taking a protein supplement the first thing they think of is Whey. Then maybe egg or milk, then soy, followed by numerous different plant sourced proteins. To often Beef protein is overlooked or not mentioned.


I thought I would write just a bit about beef protein, why I like it, benefits, and some products I would recommend.


Couple reasons why I like to add in Beef protein into the mix,

  1. Usually very low in fat, and usually no saturated fat. Makes it very easy if you just need to hit a protein mark without using up other macros.
  2. On a biological level, beef protein ranks right at the top along with egg and whey
  3. Typically beef proteins are very low in sugar and overall carb count. Again making it easy to use as just a protein macro marker
  4. With carbs and fats very low, it makes the beef protein easier to digest, and beef protein is broken down in the stomach vs the intestines which helps avoid that swelling sensation some might experience when drinking whey.
  5. You can also find extra vitamins/minerals, and creatine in beef powders.
  6. You can still cook/bake with beef protein

A few products that I could recommend would be

-Carnivor by MuscleMeds —- Also their carnivore muscle brownies are fabulous

– Paleo Protein by MHP

-Beef Protein Isolate by Olympian Labs

I have used all of those brands with great success. They all are very low fat and low carb which makes it awesome for me as I find myself using them towords the end of the day to hit lacking protein. Since they are also low fat low carb they would make a great post workout shake as the body isn’t getting caught up on digesting anything but the protein.

I plan to start incorporating more beef protein into my baking as well, so stay tune to see some new recipes coming featuring beef!


Going to include a nice little article I thought was a good read as well. Dives in deep about protein in general.

Fudge Donuts!!!

IMG_20160112_112443At it again guys! More Donuts!



Pre heat oven to 350

Spray your donut pan

In a bowl place

80g Self Rising Flour

30g Chocolate Protein

10g Coco Powder

15g Semi sweet baking chocolate broken into small pieces

2 tsp Baking Powder(I forgot I didn’t use All Purpose flour and your don’t need this or salt is using Self Rising)

1/4 tsp Salt

8 packets Splenda or granulated sweetener of choice

Mix well,

In a spate bowl melt down 28g Lite butter then add it into the dry mix. Begin folding it in.

Add in 5oz low fat buttermilk , 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, and a whisked egg.

Mix everything together.

Place batter into your donut pan and place in oven for 10 min.

Use toothpick test to check if done.

Place on a cooling rack.


In a new bowl place 25g Chocolate Protein, 5g coco powder, 7g melted chocolate chips, 2 splenda packets, and enough water to mix it together. End result should be a frosting texture.

Next, take your donuts and dip them into the bowl covering the top. Repeat for all 6. Once they have been dipped, using a spatula spread remaining frosting over the donuts.


Place donuts on a plate and sprinkle with enough powdered sugar to cover them all. I used 2g.

Macros per donut: 139 cals / 3.9 f/ 17.9 c / 10.5 p


I hope you enjoy! Find me on IG @the_flexible_baker