Crazy times over here, guys! I had a bunch of posts planned for the last two weeks and whaddya know, I didn’t get to any of them! Yikes! But it’s a-ok, the reason I’ve been a little busy lately is my husband and I made the decision to purchase our apartment, so we were working away getting that all sorted out. It was a finally a done deal last week and we are officially homeowners. Well, apartment owners anyways! Exciting, isn’t it?!! For the first time ever, we can actually make something our own. I can’t wait to get started. And eat apple oat protein muffins to celebrate.

Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips - Gluten-Free

What else…well, the CrossFit Open has been going well and we’ve got just one more workout to complete! Even though I have a long way to go with CrossFit, I’ve definitely made huge improvements since last year and I’m really happy with how I’ve done so far. Watching the successes of other athletes from gym and around the world is so inspiring and I’m more motivated than ever to keep training and improving.

Lately I’ve been doing CrossFit 4 days a week plus two additional days of more lifting-focused workouts. I also do a little extra work at lunchtime and I’ve been trying to get in at least one weekly run. I still trying to figure out how to fit it all in and make the most of my time in the gym. After the open is over, I’ll take a look at my schedule and see where I can make adjustments but for now, I’m feeling great and really loving my workouts!

Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips - Gluten-Free

So with 6 days a week training + life + cooking + fun + dogs + work, I’m trying to stay on top of Running on Real Food but it does’t always get priority. I won’t say there isn’t time because it’s just about priorities. There’s always time if you make it, it all depends on what’s most important to you. However, rather than continue feeling guilty about my lack of posting for the last 2 weeks, I’m just gonna take a step back for the rest of March, re-charge, get fired up and get back in there for April.

I think I had a little blogger burnout recently too. Sometimes, I lose completely confidence and wonder why anyone would even want to come here and read why I have to say, that’s if I can even think of something to write about! I’ll admit I’ve been lacking inspiration lately. I’m hoping with a short break I’ll be ready to go with ideas to spare for next month!

Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips - Gluten-Free


Vegan Apple Oat Protein Muffins

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x



  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with silicone or paper liners.
  2. Place flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, flaxseed and protein powder in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the apple sauce, coconut oil and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the 12 muffin liners and bake for 30 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 231
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Protein: 5 g