(Recipe makes twelve 1 block muffins)
3 servings protein powder (approx. 56g protein) -- I used vanilla flavor this time
1 1/2 c pure pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Coconut Butter, slightly melted** (link below)
Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or BOTH!
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 365 degrees.Mix or blend bananas and pumkpin until well mashed.
Add in eggs, cinnamon, coconut butter and vanilla and mix/blend until combined again.
Add in protein powder and baking soda and mix until well combined.
Pour into 12 muffins greased muffin tins and bake for about 15 mins until done.
** This is the coconut butter that I buy, so easy and shipped right to my door: Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna
Once again feel free to substitute coconut oil or a nut butter for the coconut manna -- just make sure to keep 18g of fat in order to keep the recipe balanced.
This was a variation I came up with because I wanted to use vanilla protein powder vs the chocolate that I usually use for the banana/applesauce combo; also, I was out of applesauce so was forced to get creative and it turned out to be a great thing! I reduced the number of eggs on this batch and added more protein powder and I liked the consistency better, they turned out more cake like. Same deal with these -- make 12 muffins and 1 muffin = 1 block!