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Pumpkin Protein Muffins

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie


These pumpkin protein muffins are a delicious, protein packed treat that are also low in sugar and carbs. They hit the spot when you’re craving baked goods, but want to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Feel free to indulge, as these come in at just 160 calories per muffin.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3/4 - 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 1/2 scoops protein powder (about 2 tablespoons, chocolate, plain, or vanilla work fine)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup lily's dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)



  • Let cool completely before serving. The cohesiveness of low-carb baked goods improves after being cooled. So, please resist digging into the muffins too soon or you'll end up with a pile of crumbs.
  • Remember, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie mix are different. You will find both canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie mix near the baking aisle. The mix is actually a pre-made pumpkin pie filling that's loaded with sugar. The puree is generally labeled "organic pumpkin" or "100% pure pumpkin."
  • Note that almond flour burns easier than wheat flour, so be sure to keep an eye on the muffins in the remaining minutes.

Keywords: breakfast, muffins, low carb baked goods, healthy desserts