Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

I used to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins all the time in the fall when I was a kid! They’re so moist and flavorful–and anything with chocolate chips ๐Ÿ˜‹

I’ve also been wanting to experiment with vegan protein powder!

I’m not vegan, but I am a baking nerd & vegan protein powder acts completely differently from they whey/casein blends I normally use.

*Supposedly* you can substitute it for flour with a 1:1 ratio.

That’s not what I ended up doing for this recipe, but they did come out super moist and flavorful!

I used PE Science’s Vegan Cinnamon Delight. You can try using another vegan protein, but I would NOT recommend subbing out a non-vegan protein powder because they really do react completely differently in baking.

You’ll also note that these muffins, despite having vegan protein, are not fully vegan ๐Ÿ˜‚

This was an experiment for me! And since I’m not vegan, in the egg whites went for extra protein!

I would also not recommend subbing out the vegetable oil. Guys… its ONE tablespoon. I already reduced the amount in the recipe by like 90%. Oil in particular helps add so much delicious moisture & each muffin is already under 100 calories with only 3g of fat. Just trust me โค๏ธ

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๐Ÿ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐Ÿ‚โฃ โฃ Sometimes when I experiment with recipes I go in with the express purpose of making a treat as high protein/low fat as possibleโ€ฆ and sometimes I want to experiment with different ingredients for my own curiosity. โฃ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ This was a fun experiment! โฃ Vegan protein powder acts completely differently from whey/casein protein (which tend to make baked goods DRY AF) So NO, I do not recommend subbing it. Wait a week, Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll experiment again with whey/casein & let you guys know. โฃ๐Ÿ˜‰ โฃ ๐Ÿ˜งโ€œWait, Em, thereโ€™s also OIL in this recipe.โ€ โฃ โฃ Me: Itโ€™s literally just ONE tablespoon. Oil helps baked goods stay moist & since I was trying to mimic my *favorite* pumpkin muffins of my childhood, I didnโ€™t want to eliminate it entirelyโ€”but I did substitute most of it! Chill TF out you oil haters ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sub it out if you want, but donโ€™t you dare complain about it not tasting right if you do!โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ 1 (recipe makes 8): 97 cals (7P/3F/9C) โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€:โฃ โ€”180g canned pumpkin pureeโฃ โ€”60mL @skinnymixes liquid sweetener (if you donโ€™t use this, youโ€™ll have to play around with adding more or less water to get the consistency right)โฃ โ€”100mL egg whitesโฃ โ€”1/4-1/3 cup WATERโฃ โ€”15mL (1 tbsp) vegetable/coconut oilโฃ โ€”40g unsweetened applesauceโฃ โ€”1/2 tsp vanilla extractโฃ โ€”60g @pescience Vegan Cinnamon Delight Protein Powderโฃ โ€”40g all purpose flour โฃ โ€”1/2 tsp baking powderโฃ โ€”1/2 tsp baking sodaโฃ โ€”1/4 tsp saltโฃ โ€”28g Nestle Mini Chocolate Chips โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€:โฃ 1. Preheat oven to 400โฃ 2. Mix the wet ingredients together, then the dry, then add your chips!โฃ 3. Divide the batter into 8 lined/sprayed muffin tins & bake for 20-25 minutes (insert a toothpick, when it comes out clean, theyโ€™re done!)โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿค‘๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€: โฃ Code ๐’†๐’Ž๐’š๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’• saves you on @americandreamnutbutter @hiitnutritionโฃ @skinnymixes & @thepridefoodsโฃ โฃ Also yes. I am aware this recipe isnโ€™t vegan. Sub out the egg whites for flax eggs if you want! No one ever said I couldnโ€™t use vegan protein with non-vegan ingredients ๐Ÿ˜‰ maybe I shouldโ€™ve titled them as โ€œalmost veganโ€ ๐Ÿคฃ

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