High-Protein Pumpkin Muffins

High-Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor (biography click here)

The smell of these delectable delights will get your mouth watering even before they pop out of the oven. These high-protein pumpkin muffins are oozing with flavor and offer a huge nutritional bang for your buck. They are high in complete protein and moderate in healthy carbs and fat, while providing a nut-free and soy-free option for those with allergies or intolerances. Make a double batch to freeze so you have an on-the-go, power-packed snack right at your fingertips. One to two hours before a workout or within 30 minutes to two hours post-workout, pair a muffin with a glass of low-fat milk or a yogurt (Greek is best) and you’re looking at a high powered dose of 15-30 grams of fast-acting and slow-acting proteins paired with healthy carbs to maximize your recovery and muscle-building capabilities.

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