Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice Treats

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Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice Treats

Fall is here which means it is time for pumpkin spice everything. While it’s hard to say no to sweets, loading up on the sugar is not good for you or your kids. Luckily, all the health conscious bakers of the world have started to come up with healthy alternatives to our favorite sugary snacks. Move over pumpkin pie, we’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin spice treats that are packed with protein to keep your sweet tooth satisfied (in the healthiest way possible).

Our Favorite Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipes

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For our first Pumpkin Spice recipe we have spruced up a boring ol’ protein shake by adding everyone’s favorite seasonal ingredient: pumpkin. From breakfast to post-workout, the protein shake is an American staple for those who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle.

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 TBS pumpkin puree
  • ½ TSP pumpkin spice
  • 8 oz your favorite milk (cows milk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc)
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

 

Sarah Stage’s Protein Pumpkin Bread

Sarah Stage took the world by storm with her fitness routines, pregnancy body, and post pregnancy body. She became an overnight success and if we are going to try healthy recipes from anyone, it is going to be her. She has over 2 million followers on Instagram and shared her favorite fall recipe on the social network (the post for this recipe got over 19,000 likes!)

Ingredients:

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Image & Recipe Credit: Sarah Stage
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 scoops protein powder (she used protein world)
  • 2 cups quiona flour
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1.5 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup agave, sugar, or molasses
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 TSP sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cupcake pan or 9 inch pan
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg, in a bowl
  3. Beat the butter, sugar, and oil on high speed in a separate bowl
  4. Add the pumpkin puree to the wet ingredients bowl and mix until combined
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until just incorporated
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture and ¾ cup water and mix until just combined
  7. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour

 

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

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Image & Recipe Credit: Hummusapien

If you’re trying to be healthy, making everything bite size could either help you or hurt you. On one hand you can limit your portion but on the other you could end up eating 10 bite size bits which can come to more than a normal sized treat. Enter in these Pumpkin Protein Bites by Hummusapien. These bite sized goodies are packed with protein so it’s ok if you have a couple more than you’re supposed to. Everyone deserves a cheat meal right? Especially if what you’re eating has a good source of protein and fiber while also being vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients:

  • 9 Medjool dates, pitted (place in bowl of warm water if hard and dry)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla brown rice protein powder (if you don’t mind dairy, you can use any vanilla whey protein powder)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place dates, applesauce, pumpkin, almond milk, and vanilla in a large food processor. Blend until pureed. You may need to scrape down the sides as needed
  2. Add coconut flour, brown rice protein (is using first recipe), pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Blend until a ball of “dough” forms. If it’s too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry, add a bit more almond milk
  3. Stir in cacao nibs. Roll into 12-15 bites
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer

Interested in testing out these healthy pumpkin flavored treats? Head on into the kitchen and let us know how it turned out!

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