Kari’s Healthy Pumpkin Protein Muffins

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
I thought I would share one of the recipes I tried over the weekend …..the kids and I are loving these pumpkin muffins for snacks or a quick breakfast on the go 🙂

Kids Baking Muffins
Kids Baking Muffins

Stay healthy over the next couple months by getting exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week. Also, try for a happy light or extra vitamin D for that additional mood booster and immune booster!!!!

If you have some goals to make over this coming winter let me know if I can help you….. I know from experience that making small changes over time are more likely to have a lasting healthy effect. Just imagine if you made five tiny changes in the next few months and really adopted those changes and by next year they were permanent healthy habits!!!!
I know I need to work on drinking water so if you see me in the gym – ask me where my water bottle is!!!! Next is reducing the amount of peanut butter consumed after 8 PM!!! Lol.

Kari's Healthy Pumpkin Muffins


Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups oats You can blend them in a food processor if you want a smoother texture, or mix with part flour or flour substitute--for example a cup of oats, half a cup of almond flour.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Bake 30-35 min at 350 degrees.

Recipe Notes

  • Add-ins could be chia seeds, crunchy granola handful, or handful of walnuts, chocolate chips put on top after in the muffinpaper.
  • Super trick that gets more of the muffin in your mouth and less on the muffin paper: mist non-stick spray over all the papers after they are in the muffin pan!!!

Kari A Hall BS, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. Certified Pilates instructor , Certified TRX instructor, Certified Alloy Trainer.
Personal Trainer, WORX