These Bikini Series Snickerdoodle Muffins Are About to be Your Go-To Treat!

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We are SO pumped to share this recipe with you today!! This is going to be your new go-to muffin throughout the rest of the Bikini Series. This recipe is featured from the Bikini Series Edition of the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan and it's perfect to prep on Sunday for your week of treats. If you aren’t already a member of the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, join HERE to gain access to the brand new Bikini Series Edition. You’re going to be obsessed with all the new recipes, nutrition tips, and advice.

This snickerdoodle muffin is so’re going to feel like you’re having dessert at snack time. It’s decadent, light, and fluffy. And the cinnamon smells like heaven! Your whole house is going to smell incredible when these are in the oven!

We were so excited to partner up with McCormick for this year's Bikini Series because we use spices on EVERYTHING. Cinnamon for baking (like these muffins!), paprika and cayenne sprinkled on veggies, and garlic all day errr day! Spices add extra flavor to your meal while still keeping things TIU Nutrition Plan approved.

Who's prepping these this weekend?! We want to see your pics on Insta #TIUBikiniSeries!



12 mini muffins (2 mini muffins per serving)


  • 3/4

    cup almond meal

  • 3/4

    cup vanilla Tone It Up Protein

  • 2

    tsp. cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle (we love McCormick Spices!)

  • 1

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4

    tsp. salt

  • 1


  • 1

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2

    cup dates, pitted and soaked in warm water to soften

  • 3/4

    cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1

    mashed banana

  • coconut oil spray


STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
STEP 2: Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
STEP 3: Combine all of the wet ingredients, including the dates, in the blender and blend until smooth.
STEP 4: Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
STEP 5: Spray a mini muffin tin with coconut oil spray. Pour batter into the muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Top with a little extra sprinkle of cinnamon.


And they'e 100% Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved!! ;) 

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  1. I made these last week and they are by far my most favorite – they have just the right amount of sweet to meet that sweet tooth of mine! One would never know they were so healthy … :)

  2. Can we use almond flour instead of almond meal? Or is it really recommended to go buy some almond meal?? Thanks!! Xx

  3. These new muffin recipes are such an UPGRADE from earlier versions! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I substituted coconut flour for almond meal and they taste light and fluffy!

      1. I haven’t yet tried using coconut flour but the rule of thumb is to use 1/3 the amount of coconut flour as you would 1 cup of another flour. So the recipe calls for 3/4 cup almond meal–sub with 1/4 cup coconut flour.

        1. Ooook yeah that makes sense. I made it with the 3/4 c and there was no way I could “pour” that mixture lol I just added a bunch more almond milk and they were fine but I knew something wasn’t right lol

        2. Yeah, I’ve read that you can’t sub it 1:1 but didn’t know the “rule” for it. Thanks a bunch!!

    1. I know the picture looks like mini muffins and that’s what K&K had in the video, but are these tiny muffs really 250 kcal a piece? I mean I guess it adds up with the almonds, dates.. just want to check before I mix!

      1. Hi a little late on this but if I’m reading correctly a serving is 2 mini muffins so nutrition info likely reflects 2!

  4. I’ve made these muffins several times because they are absolutely scrumptious — plus I love eating a treat without the guilt! My whole family asks for them for breakfast (and sometimes dessert, too)!

  5. Where do you find dates in the grocery store? Is it near the raisins? Or in the baking section? Dried fruits?

  6. I did a double batch recipe to make a full 12 muffins BUT I subbed some stevia (didn’t measure, added to taste before adding the eggs) instead of maple syrup and I used only use 1 banana+1/2 cup pitted dates – it came out super sweet and lower carb. So yummy :)

  7. Well, despite my attempt and following directions exactly, these muffins just did not work for me. Didn’t really rise, more like a rounded cookie. Getting muffins out of tin was incredibly difficult (despite spray) – almost tossed all out, but I had so much time invested 😜 I persevered.

  8. Just made these this morning. I subbed in craisins for the dates and coconut flour for the almond meal. They smell delicious!

  9. These sound delish, however I am not the biggest fan of dates or their flavor. Any girls have success subbing them out or any suggestions?

      1. This is genius. I was reading through to see if anyone knew anything to sub the dates with because I don’t use them enough to invest in them (money or time!). But I do already eat craisins, so I’ll have to give it a try!!

        1. I subbed out the dates for chopped figs and it worked pretty well. I think craisins would make them much sweeter so I may have to try.

      2. Awesome thanks chica I was thinking the same thing about the dates don’t like them at all but I do love crasins glad it works with them 😋

  10. I will definitly try these out! Is there a way I can substitute the protein powder? Thanks!

  11. This is the first bikini series recipe that I am obsessed with. I followed the directions exactly, However my batch made 12 muffins in my pan. Can I eat two to meet 1 serving of the supposed 6? Help! They are so good I could eat the whole pan!

  12. So, this is my first recipe that actually turned out okay. (I am new, this is my first time using the meal plan) However, I got 12 muffins out of this batch. Can I eat 2 at a time for a meal? The recipe says 6 servings.

    1. Serving size is stated as “2 mini muffins,” and that would be the 258 kcal/per serving, or two mini muffins.

  13. HI! I have a question but dont know where to post it. I know dates are healthy and a good sugar replacement in recipes but I was wondering if they are good for a snack? #datesobsessed
    If yes, when in the day can i eat them and how many? If there is a good combo snack also? Sorry for my english. :)

  14. Just a little confused… Should I be using a “mini” muffin tin or regular? And how many muffins is a serving size? Two normal muffins, or two mini muffins. HELP Please!

  15. I made mine Monday, followed the directions exactly, but they came out doughie on the inside. I left them in a little longer, but when the insides were finally done, the outsides were beyond burnt. All of my TIU “bread” items are like that. Muffins, pancakes, everything. Any tips?

    1. The same for me! I eat them like that because they still taste good.. but they spoil after 4 days :( if anyone has a tip!

      1. Same here! Both my muffins and the blueberry lemon zest cake spoiled within days. I’ve tried storing TIU baked goods in the fridge, on the counter, everything, and the only things that seem to last are the chocolate donuts… guess I’ll just have to have more chocolate ;-)

        1. I put all my baking in the fridge, in an airtight container, and I’ve had no problem for easily a week! Anything I dont think I will eat during the week, I stick in the freezer! Take them out and stick them in the fridge the night before and they are still incredible!

    1. I’m vegan so I used “follow your heart” veg-egg (which is just like a powder you mix 1tbs w. 1/2cup water to make the one “egg”) and they turned out soooo good.

  16. So I made these for the first time for meal prep and looks like I’ll be needing to make another batch!! ;D Mainly because I indulged in a couple more then I should have… they were in the mini muffin tin though hard to resist!

  17. Other than coconut flour are there any other substitutes for the almond flour? I can’t do nuts… thank you!!

  18. I found these to be pretty sweet especially with the banana. I am finding the perfect fit to be really sweet too for me so adding any other sweet is just too much. Can I replace the banana with something else? Maybe unsweetened apple sauce? I think I might add a little cocoa powder to take the sweet out.

    1. Hi babe! You can swap the banana for either 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce or 1/4 cup canned pumpkin!

  19. Hi,

    I cant eat banana or applesauce. Any alternatives to the banana in this?



  20. Do you guys keep these refrigerated throughout the week or do you leave them out and eat when needed?

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