PUMPKIN PROTEIN MUFFINS


I LOVE FOOD!! Especially yummy food! Ok, I just had to get that out there :) That is why I absolutely love this recipe. It doesn't even taste like its healthy for you, or that it will help keep you full, not overloaded with sugar, high in protein, high in vitamins, etc.

I also love the smell of pumpkin cooking in my oven. There is just something about that smell that really brings the coziness into my home. I wish I could somehow make my kitchen smell that that all the time. I guess I could find a pumpkin candle? But then again, who has smelled a real amazing pumpkin candle? If you have, PLEASE let me know cause I will buy it :)

Anywho, I created this recipe because I was craving something delicious and wanted to bake something new. I looked up a few recipes and even went through some of my old recipes to get ideas. I saw a lot of people had been cooking with Kodiac Cake mix, and I had never tried it before, so I went out and bought some. I wanted to see what the hype was really all about.

I came across a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, but when I looked at the macros, it just didn't fit my regular day of eating, so I thought I would try to reinvent it by making it higher in protein, and lower in carbs. The result was 100% joy and happiness because I fell in love! To be honest I have made them a staple in my diet for the last few month. You can catch me eating pumpkin muffins all the time lol! Even my co-workers have requested that I bring them muffins.

I hope that you find as much joy in these little treats as I do!

 

OK, so here is the recipe:

1 1/3 cup Kodiac Power Cake Mix

2 Scoops Quest Protein Powder (Any flavor, my fav is cinnamon)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Dash of Cinnamon

1 Egg

15 oz Pure Pumpkin Puree

1 tsp Vanilla

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Coconut Oil

 

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a mini muffin tin.

Combine first 5 ingredients (dry) in a large mixing bowl

Add next 4 ingredients and mix well to combine.

Add in remaining ingredient, coconut oil, and mix well.

Scoop mixture into greased muffin tins, and cook for 10-14 minutes. They will still be stily gooey when done thanks to the pumpkin. DO NOT OVERCOOK these muffins as they can get really dry when overcooked.

Let cool and divide into 6 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:

per 1 serving (1/6 of recipe)

Calories: 279

Carbohydrates: 30 g

Fat: 12 g

Protein: 14.5 g

Be sure to watch the video on how to make these for more information!