High Protein Pumpkin Spice Muffins
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Yield: 12 muffins
  • 1⅓ cups vanilla protein powder*
  • ½ cup erythritol
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 egg whites (or 4 eggs’ worth of egg replacer or flax eggs)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, erythritol, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt and mix until uniform.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, egg whites, and vanilla extract and stir until completely combined.
  4. Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups. The trick to doing this is using an ice cream scoop. It makes the process very neat and keeps the muffins the same size so they bake evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool and devour.
*I used the vanilla protein powder from Quest, but any whey/casein blend or baking-intended protein powder will do just fine. I know that almost if not all protein baking blends contain artificial sweeteners, so I know this may be a dealbreaker for some of you. But fret not! (Side note, I admire you. I also try to avoid artificial sweeteners, but alas I do cheat.) In terms of replacing the blend here, I recommend buying unsweetened/naturally sweetened whey and casein powders separately and creating your own blend with 60% whey and 40% casein. This is also a good way to save money! Now, a note for my plant-based friends. I’m head-over-heels for some vegan protein powders, namely Sun Warrior, but I’m not sure vegan powders will work here. You’ll have my eternal love and gratitude if you try this with a vegan powder and/or vegan egg replacer and report back, but proceed with caution as I have absolutely no idea if that will work.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 55 Protein: 10 grams
Recipe by Foodie Fiasco at https://www.foodiefiasco.com/high-protein-pumpkin-spice-muffins/