The power of throwing down in the kitchen is so amazing! I was in my kitchen and just decided to mix some things together for some flavors I wanted and it turned out to be a bunch of super tasty treat packed with protein.
What you need:
1. Pumpkin Pancake mix (I used Trader Joe’s)
2. A can of pumpkin spice puree – generic brand
3. Protein powder
4. 1% milk
5. Egg Beaters
Optional: unsweetened cocoa powder & vanilla & cinnamon & sweetener (I use Truvia) – individually or combined. Read below for more.
1. Take a large bowl and place the whole box of pancake mix and canned pumpkin puree in.
2. Take 5 measuring scoops of your protein powder and pour it in the bowl.
– Note on this: dependent on the protein powder – mine was 106 calories || 25g protein per scoop
3. Two cups of 1% milk into the bowl.
4. 3/4 cup Egg Beaters into the bowl.
Mix it all up and this is now your base for the pumpkin protein cupcakes. I added cinnamon right away to the entire mix. Also added one tablespoon of Truvia.
I took a muffin tin, sprayed some olive oil spray into each space and filled. I set the oven to 350 degrees on bake and put batch in for 20 minutes.
With the next batch, I made a round two of these baby cakes and sprinkled some cocoa powder into the muffins and mixed it individually in the muffin spaces.
That makes two different muffin types – pumpkin cinnamon & chocolate pumpkin cinnamon cupcakes.
With the batter that was left, I added unsweetened cocoa powder and vanilla extract. I made a third round of muffins with this mix.
That made me three types of protein cupcakes now:
2. Chocolate Pumpkin
3. Chocolate Pumpkin with a touch of Vanilla
The important pieces here are:
31 cupcakes total
105 calories each
7.2 grams of protein each
They look and taste great. Nobody would ever know they are protein cupcakes. Go try and enjoy. Let me know what you think because these are a big win for me and my pumpkin cravings!
Much love. Iris