If you love pumpkin spice and are looking for a healthier, high protein muffin then you just found the perfect recipe for the fall.
Each muffin is 145 calories and has 7 g of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Pair it with some Greek yogurt or eggs for balanced breakfast. Or have two muffins with nut butter and you’re ready to go with a quick and filling breakfast.
If you aren’t a pumpkin spice fan, I have an alternative for a cinnamon muffin. Since pumpkin doesn’t have a strong flavor, you can really add whatever you want to make these muffins your own.
A cookie scoop makes filling you muffin cups so much easier and cleaner.
Protein Pumpkin Muffins
What you need:
2 cups cinnamon oat kodiak cake mix (or buttermilk mix + 1/2 tsp cinamon)
2 tsp pumpkin spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon if for some reason you’re not a pumpkin spice fan)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup water mixed with 1 serving vanilla protein powder OR high protein milk alternative
1 can pure pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
What you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth.
3. Grease muffin pan or use muffin liners and fill each about 3/4 full. This makes about 15 muffins.
4. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until dough is set.
5. Let muffins cool completely. Store muffins in the fridge or freeze.