Fall even more in love with pumpkin season by making some Protein Pumpkin Muffins! This high protein muffin recipe is delicious, full of seasonal flavor, and cheap to make with simple ingredients.
Since we’re using rolled oats in this one you’re going to need either a food processor or good blender to fully incorporate everything. If you don’t have either, here’s a link to the food processor that I recommend.
Add right into whatever you’re using 8 large egg whites, 1 cup of rolled oats, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/3 cup of your choice sweetener, 2 1/2 scoops of a vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1 cup of pumpkin puree, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
Pro tip? Use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla if you want chocolate pumpkin muffins!
Process or blend everything together until your protein pumpkin muffins mix is smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides as it’s processing/blending.
Take out a muffin pan, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in filling each muffin spot around 3/4 of the way full. I’m using a jumbo muffin pan today but use whatever pan you want or have like a regular or mini muffin pan.
You can also top or add into your protein pumpkin muffins mix anything you want! Some of my favorites? Raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Put your muffins into the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-22 minutes depending on the size pan you used.
Still craving seasonal desserts!? Try a Pumpkin Protein Cheesecake next!
Protein Pumpkin Muffins
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- 8 Large Egg Whites
- 2 ½ Scoops Protein Powder - Vanilla (or Chocolate)
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- ⅓ Cup Sweetener
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- Combine all of your ingredients into either a food processor or blender
- Process or blend everything together
- Take out a muffin pan, spray it with non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in (fill them 3/4 of the way full)
- Bake on 350F/176C for 20-22 minutes
- Calories: 771
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 963mg
- Carbs: 72g
- Fiber: 20g
- Sugar: 25g
- Protein: 105g