Vanilla Protein Pumpkin Mini Muffins

When I say pumpkin, you say how much?

To say I’m obsessed with pumpkin would be the greatest understatement ever made. I have been consuming so much within the past month or so that my skin has adopted an orange hue. (And I don’t fake and bake or use Jersey Shore bronzer, so that’s ruled out as a reason.)

The past week has hit my sweet tooth especially hard. I am a huge fan of giving into any craving you may have, as long as it doesn’t involve a timed eating contest.

I decided to actually use my brain, take a walk on the wild side, and instead of grabbing for a dark chocolate bar, I whipped up these little bebes instead:

Vanilla Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients:

Into the blender went…

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 handfuls of rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin butter
  • dash of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger
  • pinch of baking soda and baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla cake mix (optional)

*The pepitas were thrown on in muffin pan before baking*

Simply pour into muffin molds and bake!

Muffin army for days

(I used Babycakes mini muffin/cupcake cooker- so these cooked approximately 24 mini muffins and took about 45 minutes to complete.)

In a regular oven, set to 350 and bake for 15-18 minutes.

The outcome: Most of the time I shy away from baking with protein powder because the taste is a bit overpowering, but these were the perfect mix of both protein powder and other ingredients! The vanilla taste blends well with the pumpkin.

Tips:

  • I would say use 1/2 a scoop of the powder if you aren’t thrilled by lots of vanilla.
  • Add in the cake mix if you like a fluffy muffin. They will be extremely moist and pancake batter-like if you don’t.

Do you like to bake? Please tell me you love pumpkin as much as I do?

Peace, love, and pumpkin!

~C.C.D.

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4 Responses to Vanilla Protein Pumpkin Mini Muffins

  1. These sound delicious!! Do you think they’d work well without the egg too? I have an open can of pumpkin right now and these would be perfect!

    • choc3178 says:

      Thanks for reading! They probably wouldn’t stick together well, but possibly if you added the cake mix in it would make up for the egg!

  2. I love how pumpkin crazed we all are right now!

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