Here we are in the second week of October and as promised I have another yummy pumpkin recipe for you! Every year as the hot summer gives way to cooler temperatures and shorter days, something interesting happens to me – I suddenly find myself craving more comfort food and carbohydrates. I love the smell of fresh baked muffins and cookies and these pumpkin protein muffins are one of my favorite ways to indulge without totally derailing my nutrition. The best thing about these muffins is that they freeze well, so you can make enough to have on hand for a healthy snack and not have to worry about eating the whole batch before they go bad!
** If you want to add a big nutritional punch to your muffins, I recommend using Vanilla Shakeology. This protein also makes amazing shakes and can be used in a lot of other recipes. If you want a more basic but clean protein option, I like About Time Vanilla. You can get it on Amazon. Feel free to omit the nuts or get creative with the recipe by adding semi sweet dark chocolate chips (1/2 cup is a good starting amount).
I like to enjoy these muffins as a mid-morning or afternoon snack or after dinner with my evening tea! These are also a great fall treat to take to parties, work functions, and holiday gatherings. Bon appetit!