Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Protein Muffins
I am so happy that they sell pumpkin in a can all year long because I love me some pumpkin in my healthy muffin recipe even in the summer time.
Other than chocolate, my other favorite ingredient is PUMPKIN.
I love anything with pumpkin which is why you will find some other yummy recipes on my website like these other Pumpkin Protein Pancakes, Pumpkin Breakfast Muffins, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pizookie, Pumpkin Protein Cookies and Pumpkin Turkey Chili.
I made these the other day and when they came out of the oven my son was like “mommy it smells really yummy, what is that?”
I know I have a winner when my 5-year old loves it.
So as soon as they came out of the oven I made 2 cups of coffee, one for me and one for him. Don’t freak, its just milk with a little dash of instant coffee.
Anyhow, we sat down and devoured the muffins. He kept asking me for more. And a few minutes later, my 18-month old woke up from her nap and was all over our muffins. She ended up eating 3 by herself and was asking for more, but I had to stop her or I wouldn’t have snacks for the rest of the week LOL.
Having snacks for the week is one of the reasons that I feel I can be consistent with eating right.
Its sort of easy to have the main meals. I mean, everyone eats breakfast before they leave the house. Everyone has a lunch break, and everyone sits down for dinner with their family.
But its those in between meals that screw people up.
Because you are busy, out and about with the kids or working and then too many hours go by without eating and then you have low blood sugar because its been 4 hours since you have eaten and then its pretty impossible to have WILL POWER because at that point your body is screaming….. Give me SUGAR and give it to me NOW!
Another thing that happens when you miss meals or snacks is that if you do make it to the next meal without PICKING at “crap”, then when you have that next meal, you end up either over eating at that meal or you end up eating shortly after the meal because you are still hungry.
Don’t make that mistake.
That mistake can cost you tons of calories and pounds of fat!
All you have to do is make snacks every week. Just make them once a week. I have tons, I mean tons of healthy snack recipes on My Pinterest Page, so make sure to go there now and hit FOLLOW ALL, also make sure to bookmark the page so you can find it easily every time you need a recipe or meal idea.
Plan Your Meals
I know that having a plan really helps me.
Actually, its definitely what has helped me take control of my eating and be able to finally see my abs and be in the best shape of my life (and maintain it).
So, I’m going to hook you up and give you a Meal Plan for the month.
Click here to download it (for free), you will have a cool calendar with clickable links for every meal (5) for every day. And you will then get one every month. I know, super awesome.
I just know that this is the key to controlling your eating, so I want to help you. You are going to love the recipes and meals and don’t worry, they are all super easy to make.
By not skipping meals and ensuring you eat every few hours, you will be speeding metabolism and you will make your ability to BURN FAT much better.
Don’t Eat These Foods If You Want To Lose Weight
Also, make sure that you are not eating any of the foods on THIS LIST.
There are some foods that are incredibly inflammatory.
Inflammation is not only the root of most DISEASES, but it also doesn’t allow you to BURN FAT effectively. So even if you exercise 7 times a week and eat 800 calories a day…… If you eat some of the foods on “THIS LIST”, you may possibly not be able to burn ONE OUNCE of fat.
So before I give you this crazy, to die for, yummy recipe, I want to give you this list of foods so that you can get them out of your diet and be able to see much better results.
I also put together a list of the foods I always have and the foods that are CRUCIAL to include in everyones nutrition in order to not only be healthy but to also be able to lose weight and be able to gain LEAN AND TONED muscle.
This is a lot of information and I wanted to put it together in a way that you can see it, print it and put it somewhere in your kitchen as a reminder. So you can download it here in THIS LINK. I also went ahead and gave you a 30 seconds video with some of the BEST ABS EXERCISES that I feel have gotten me the best results ever. I mean ABS that I have never had (after 2 kids). Again, here is the link: Forbidden & Must Eat Foods
Here is the recipe, make sure you go to my Facebook Page and post a picture if you make them. I love love love to see you guys making my recipes and letting me know what you think of them. I’m also always open to seeing what you did to tweak it.
Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 4 stevia
- 2 eggs + 2 egg whites
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Prograde)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 4 tbsp dairy and gluten free chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray coconut oil spray in a mini muffin pan (24), meanwhile beat the eggs and add in the rest of the ingredients except for the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
- Mix well and then fold in the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the muffin pan and bake for ~ 25 minutes or until done.
You will be glad that you can make these all year round thanks to canned pumpkin.
And remember that if you are having a hard time with what to eat and when or if you are tired and bored of eating the same boring “healthy meals” and you want something new to help you lose more weight and you want to enjoy eating healthy a little more, you can do my MMF Healthy Meal Plans.
I will send you all your weekly meal plans with the recipes and shopping lists. I will make sure you have the proper combination of foods so that you can lose weight and gain lean and toned muscle. I will make sure that you have to do no extra work and that you can save time and money while losing the weight. And most importantly, I will make sure that you keep the weight off.
That is one the best parts of the MMF Healthy Meal Plans, all the people keep the weight off!
I can’t wait to send you the first set of meal plans!
Enjoy this recipe and stay connected 🙂
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