Looking for a high protein treat that will also satisfy your sweet tooth? This Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins will surely cure your cravings! Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins is a super moist protein muffin with a candied walnut streusel and sugar free glaze. It is a sweet combo of pumpkin and banana bread that delivers 7 grams of protein with only 65 calories.
Pumpkin Banana Bread High Protein Muffins Recipe by Mason Woodruff
Not only are these banana bread protein bites the perfect on the go sweet treat, with 7 grams of protein and only 65 calories per bread bite, but you’d also have to go crazy on them to eat too many calories. That’s going to be hard to do because these things are dense thanks to the high-fiber oats and pumpkin.
How to Avoid a Tough or Dry Protein Recipe
Since there are a lot of moving parts in recipes with protein powder (different types of protein, volume differences in scoops, scooping vs weighing accuracy, etc.), there’s always a chance you’ll end up with a tough or dry finished product. Here are a few ideas to combat this below:
- Use whey concentrate or a blend of proteins that’s not super lean like whey isolate (the extra carbs/fat goes a long way)
- Slightly reduce the amount of protein powder used
- Increase fat sources or faux fat sources (i.e. pumpkin, mashed bananas, sweet potato, avocado, unsweetened apple sauce, coconut oil or processed coconut flakes, etc.)
- 14 grams of light butter only has 50 calories and changes lives
- Slightly increase liquid ingredients
- Reduce cook time
- Add moisture after cooking via whipped topping, ice cream, or fruit reductions
Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins
- 1 cup Quick Oats
- 2 scoops Protein Powder, vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp Stevia or to taste
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 3/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/4 cup Sugar-Free Syrup Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a muffin tin with low-cal cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add batter to the muffin tin.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to fully cool before removing from the muffin tin.
- Each muffin has 1 Smart Point.
- Reheat for 20-30 seconds and top it with a bit of syrup.
- Use Walden Farms Pancake Syrup, it has 0 calories in addition to being sugar-free. So using a normal sugar-free syrup may add 15-30 calories to the entire recipe.