plant-based protein pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin is a delicious & nutrient packed fruit! (yes, pumpkin is technically a fruit). This superfood is high in fiber, helps you to feel full, improves your blood pressure & heart health, and even helps you to sleep better!

I always struggle to get enough protein in, so I added some of Sunwarrior’s Plant-based Protein powder! I love it because it has such pure ingredients. It’s also vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free & low in sugar. You can take a look at their protein, bars & supergreens by visiting their site HERE.

Enjoy this delicious super-muffin!!! ♥

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c whole grain spelt flour
    • can sub whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice (or cinnamon… nutmeg & clove if you have them)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp water & soak)
    • can sub 2 real eggs as well
  • 1/3 c raw honey
  • 1/3 c coconut oil, melted
    • can sub butter
  • 1 cup pure organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c mini cacao chips or dark chocolate chips

 

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin w/ coconut oil & set aside
  2. Combine dry ingredients together in large bowl & set aside. In small bowl, mix flax meal & water to create flax eggs. Let sit 5 mins.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients & flax eggs in a medium bowl.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients & be sure not to over-mix!
  5. Scoop into muffin pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown.

 

Eat within 2-3 days or freeze & enjoy later!

One comment

  1. […] In every bread, muffin, pancake or any baked good recipe that calls for butter or oil… I ALWAYS substitute it with coconut oil! I’ll tell you what, I have not had a bad turn out yet! In fact I feel that it gives the desired moisture without the greasy feeling or making you feel gross and clogged up. For an example try some of my muffins with coconut oil here! […]

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