Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Made with no oil, and no flour, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins will be your new go-to healthy snack. Great for freezing and taking out whenever the mood strikes, these simple protein muffins are a great way to curb hunger, and keep yourself fueled.

Just like everyone else, I’m always looking for healthy, protein rich snacks. Yes, there are loads of products on the market with endless claims to be healthy. Some of these products are legitimately good for you, some, not so much. At the end of the day I just want something that I know is good for me, and the best fuel for my body. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins fit the bill perfectly.

The benefits to making your own protein muffins is that you know exactly what is going in them. Made with very simple ingredients, these muffins are made with all the good stuff – no oil or flour necessary! Another benefit, is that when making a batch or dozen, you’ll have snacks ready to go into your freezer for the entire week, or more. Not only does this save you time in the long-run, it’s also saving you money over buying convenience food.

Here’s how these simple, healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins come together:

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Step 1: Mix the wet and dry ingredients, then combine

You start with two separate bowls. The first will include the dry ingredients:

In the second bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients:

  • Milk (I used 2% dairy milk, as it has more protein over almond or cashew milk)
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Egg Whites
  • Pumpkin Puree

Combine the wet and dry ingredients until completely combined. The batter will be thick. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Step 2: Add the batter to a muffin tin

Spoon the batter into a muffin tin that has been sprayed with non-stick baking spray. You can also use coconut oil, cupcake/baking liners. As you can see in the photo, I used both cupcake liners and non-stick spray. I will say that the muffins tend to stick to the liners, and don’t peel away well. If you would still prefer to use cupcake liners, just be aware the muffin will stick to the paper.

There will be enough batter for 12 protein muffins. Fill the cups to nearly 3/4 filled. The muffin batter is very thick, but be assured that they will not rise much, and won’t overflow the cups.

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Step 3: Bake and then let cool

These protein muffins bake up beautifully! The muffins will come out golden brown, and just slightly raised. Before removing from the pan, let the muffins cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, transfer to a cooling rack to let cool completely to room temperature.

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Those chocolate chips! Don’t they look amazing? I used mini-chocolate chips for this recipe, and are a perfect pairing with the oats and pumpkin. The pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and chocolate chips make for amazing fall flavors. Although, I will likely make these all year long. Because who says you can’t have pumpkin outside of autumn? Not me. You do you!

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Optional Step 4: Wrap and Freeze

In the photo below, you’ll see that I’ve wrapped each muffin individually. I then put them in the freezer, and take out when I need them. This is the perfect way to have a quick, weekday breakfast at the ready. I simply take a muffin out of the freezer, defrost in the microwave for about 1 minute (on defrost setting). These are my new go-to pre-workout breakfast, or post-workout snack! Protein packed and filling but not overly heavy.

My son also loves to take these to school with him for a snack or to add to his lunchbox. These are a great healthy, kid-friendly snack, that is way better than any pre-packed convenience food!

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

Looking for some additional pumpkin breakfast treats? Check out these:

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Velvety Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

If you love these protein muffins, be sure to check out some of my other healthy breakfast options:

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Chocolate, coconut, and almonds come together to make these overnight oats the perfect breakfast. Loaded with protein and fiber this breakfast is also healthy, too! Oatmeal has never tasted so good!

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If you love a PSL but don't like all the calories, sugar and fat, then you've gotta try this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake! Make with REAL pumpkin and spices (not a syrup) this pumpkin protein shake is amazing for a healthy breakfast or post-workout drink!

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Here’s the recipe for these healthy, delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins:

Yields 12 muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. old fashioned oats, dry
  • 4 scoops, vanilla protein powder (your preference of protein source)
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. Stevia in the raw, powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c. milk (your preference)
  • 3/4 c. canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray, coconut oil or line with paper cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients; oats, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients; milk, pumpkin, yogurt, and egg whites. Whisk until smooth and well combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. Optional; reserve a couple tablespoons of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the muffins.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup almost full. These muffins will only rise slightly, so filling a little fuller is okay. Top with the reserved chocolate chips.
  5. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes. Muffins will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy right away, or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.

Notes

Your choice of protein powder will determine the taste and consistency of the muffin. It will also determine the grams of protein each muffin contain.

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Notes about the protein content of these muffins:

The protein content for each individual muffin depends entirely on the type of protein powder that you choose. Here is a breakdown of two types of protein powders, and how the amount varies:

  • Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder, with chia seeds and probiotics: this contains 40g of protein for the 4 scoops. The 4 scoops is equal to 40g of protein, or 3/4 cup. With the other ingredients included, this will give each muffin 7.2 grams of protein.
  • Vega Vanilla Protein Powder: FYI – this “scoop” is almost double in size. With 4 scoops of this protein powder, it rendered about 1 1/4 c. of powder, at 80 grams of protein. With the other ingredients included, this will give each muffin 10.5 grams of protein.

The perfect healthy muffin recipe that happens to taste amazing! These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a great choice as a quick breakfast or healthy snack.

 

Comments

  1. Pumpkin and chocolate just go together!
  2. This is my kind of week day breakfast - grab and go! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you at this week's coming up too! Have a wonderful weekend.
  3. Your Muffins look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week! Miz Helen
  4. Jann Olson says:
    They look yummy and are perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann

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