Mini Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Who doesn’t love pumpkin muffins.  They are delicious! But, let’s face it, though a lot of people claim that they are “healthy”, and they are when you just have one, I can’t stop at just one.  Guilty as charged!  So,  the traditional flour and sugar pumpkin muffins are just not a great match for me.  But do you know what is??  Protein Pumpkin Muffins!  This recipe makes a bakers dozen of mini pumpkin muffins (probably more if i hadn’t snacked on the batter while making them)  for 7F 37C 32P!  Those macros are for the entire recipe!  And if you add some yummy toppings, you can make these into a healthy halloween treat!

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Protein Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (30g) oat flour
  • 2 tbsp (14g) coconut flour
  • 1 scoop (31g) PEScience Snickerdoodle Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (61g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 TBSP (1.5 tsp) Maple extract (optional)
  • 1/2 TBSP (1.5 tsp) vanilla extract (optional)
  • Stevia, to taste
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk (or milk of choice)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line mini muffin pan with 13 or 14 liners
  2. Mix oat flour, cocont flour, protein, baking powder, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin and extracts and mix until a crumbly dough is formed.Add milk and mix until combined evenly (it will be thick.  Below is a picture of my dough).IMG_5395
  4. Spray liners with nonstick spray and distribute the batter evenly into the liners.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Top and enjoy.

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I topped mine with The Lion’s Choice Maple Donut protein peanut butter and my chocolate topping (recipe below).  Use my 10% off discount code, ANNA10, at The Lion’s Choice and I will love you forever 🙂

For Chocolate Topping (spiders and spider web design):

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 2 TBSP Walden Farms chocolate syrup
  • Stevia (to taste)

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Instructions:

  1. Mix in small bowl.
  2. Transfer thick frosting-like mixture into a plastic baggie and seal the bag.  Cut a small triangle from the corner of the baggie.
  3. By squeezing the baggy, use this corner to  draw your various designs.
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