Pumpkin Spice Lattes have become a Fall season staple. However, there are other ways to incorporate pumpkin into your diet. Pumpkin can be used to make tasty, healthy snacks. Pumpkin protein bars are one example. At only 83 calories per serving, these delicious bars may be the perfect snack or dessert option. In addition to its low caloric value, it has 7 grams of protein, which means that you won’t feel hungry five minutes after eating it.
Pumpkin Protein Muffins
- 1 can pumpkin puree (only use pure pumpkin with no added sugars)
- 1/2 c. egg whites
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 serving plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 T. all-natural peanut butter
- 1 t. vanilla
- 4 packets stevia
- 1 c. oat flour (look in the organic section at your favorite grocery store)
- 2 scoops simply vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 t. cinnamon
- olive oil cooking spray
- muffin tin
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together the pumpkin, egg whites, applesauce, yogurt, peanut butter, stevia, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electronic mixer.
- Add in the oat flour, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and spices and mix until well-combined.
- Prep your muffin tins with a coat of olive oil cooking spray and you don't even need to use muffin liners!
- Spoon your muffin mixture evenly into each muffin tin (makes 15 muffins)
- Now bake them for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees! They are done when a toothpick or knife comes out clean.
- Allow the finished muffins to sit in the tin for about 5 minutes before removing them..... Then indulge :)
Recipe credit: Fit For Success