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Halloween Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Halloween Protein Pumpkin Muffins
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Looking for a tasty way to use up those pumpkin insides?

It’s that time of year again where we all get to embrace our inner child and the incredible seasonal treats that come with autumn. Halloween isn’t just a very important day in the calendar, it’s a whole mood, right?

These pumpkin muffins are an ideal treat to get in the spirit of things — not to mention they’re a sweet & simple way to top up your daily protein intake.

Makes 12

 

Ingredients

Optional toppings:

  • White chocolate (melted)
  • Pumpkin seeds

Method

  1. First, preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Then in a bowl add the eggs, oil, maple syrup, milk, and protein powder. Beat the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree and mix again until thoroughly combined.
  4. Finally, add the flour and baking powder and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer the mix into a muffin tray that’s either pre-lined with a little cooking spray or muffin cases so that they don’t stick. You should get 12 evenly sized muffins from the mixture.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Flo recommends covering with tin foil and removing for the last 5 minutes of cooking to make sure they don’t burn on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds for the perfect finishing touch.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Calories118
Total Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates15g
Protein6g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.

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