Friday, April 26, 2013

Protein Pumpkin Cupcakes With Protein Frosting

We all know the importance of getting enough protein and eating low calorie healthy options. However it can be hard when you feel like eating something sweet as a snack or for dessert. That is where using your whey protein powder along with lower calorie options is a good choice. This protein pumpkin cupcakes with protein frosted icing on top may be just what you have been looking for.

Cook Time
Protein Pumpkin Cupcakes
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Makes 12 cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcake Ingredients
  • 3 scoops Whey Protein
  • 9 egg whites
  • 3/4 Canned organic pumpkin
  • 6 tbsp flax-seed
  • 8 packets Stevia
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened dark chocolate coca powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
Pumpkin Cupcake Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. While its pre-heating, place cupcake liners into a 12 cupcake baking tin
  2. Blend all the ingredients together. It is best to use electric mixer or hand mixer if possible. Ensure it is well mixed.
  3. Place the mixture into the 12 cup muffin tin liners you prepared earlier. Divide mixture evenly as possible into the cups.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked fully through. Use a toothpick to check if it is done. If toothpick comes out of a muffin clean then they should be ready

Protein Cupcake Frosting
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 or 2 tsp of cinnamon for taste
  • 2 packets Stevia or similar
Frosting Instructions
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl
  • Slowly add water until smooth
  • Spread evenly on top of the cupcakes

Hope you enjoy eating them and remember not to eat them all up at once. For more recipes or articles click here!

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