Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Not only are these muffins made with clean ingredients, but they have protein!  They are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the added calories, fat, or sugar.

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Ingredients:

1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 serving plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 packets stevia
1 cup oat flour
2 scoops vanilla protein powder, I use Shakeology
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
olive oil cooking spray
muffin tin

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together the pumpkin, egg whites, apple sauce, yogurt, peanut butter, stevia, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electronic mixer. Add in the oat flour, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and spices and mix until well-combined.
  • Coat the muffin tin with a spray of olive oil cooking spray (alternately you can use muffin liners).

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  • Spoon your muffin mixture evenly into each muffin tin (makes 15 muffins)

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  • Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. You will know they are done when a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Allow the finished muffins to sit in the tin for about 5 minutes before removing them. Enjoy!

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  • Make sure the pumpkin puree is pure pumpkin with no added sugars. Oat flour can be found in the organic section of your grocery store.
  • Store your muffins in tupperware and freeze a few to keep them fresh for next week! They will still taste great defrosted.

21 Day Fix Containers: There is no exact science for container counts on complex recipes but here are my estimates.  I would count one muffin as 1 yellow/carb.

Nutrition: Each muffin is about 85 calories, 2g fat, 9g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 2.5g sugar, and 7g protein.  That is a clean muffin!