Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

Are you a morning workout person, or an afternoon gym rat? Either way, these protein pumpkin bites are the perfect fuel! With the health benefits of pumpkin and the protein you need to keep you going, these little morsels pack a powerful punch.

Pumpkin-Pie-Protein-Bites-Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Purée
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Ground Cinnamon, to coat
  • Cocoa powder to coat

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour your oat flour into a medium bowl, mix together with the dry ingredients (protein powder, vanilla & spices).
  2. stir in your wet ingredients.
  3. The “batter” should be firm, with just enough moisture for something to adhere to the outside. Refrigerate for 30 min if batter is soft.
  4. Evenly break into bite-sized pieces, about a 1 inch scoop worth.
  5. Roll till smooth, coating in cocoa and cinnamon as desired.

Watch below to learn how to make these yourself!

Alyson Approved Pumpkin Protein Bites from Homeland Stores on Vimeo.

Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Packed full of fiber and potassium, pumpkin offers the perfect combination of the nutrients you need and the flavor you are looking for. These skinny pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are sure to be a hit with your family and friends for breakfast or a yummy snack throughout the day. Fun fact, you can make your own oat flour to use in this recipe at home in just a matter of seconds! Found out how in my quick how-to video below.

Alyson Approved Tip – Creating Your Own Oat Flour from Homeland Stores on Vimeo.

Pumpkin-Muffin-Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of PB2
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, optional
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon oat flour
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray; do not use muffin liners with these.
  2. Combine the pumpkin, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg in a bowl. Beat until combined.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, PB2, and oat flour.
  4. Add the dry to the wet mixing until just combined. (Over-mixing will result in dense muffins)
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Separate the mixture evenly among 9 muffin cavities and place a few extra chocolate chips on top if desired
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool and then remove them from the muffin tin.

Learn how to make these in my video below!

Alyson Approved Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Homeland Stores on Vimeo.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

We’ve talked about the health benefits of pumpkin, now can we talk about how versatile and delicious it is? There are so many great recipe options that incorporate pumpkin and this is one of my favorites for breakfast! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookie overnight oats are not only packed full of nutrients, they are packed full of flavor! Make these a day ahead of time and enjoy for breakfast the next morning!

Overnight-Oats-Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons dark Optional: 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond butter, vanilla extract, and honey or maple syrup. Microwave for 10 seconds and then stir until well combined.
  2. Add in the pumpkin, milk, and oats.
  3. Stir well and make sure the almond butter is mashed in thoroughly.
  4. Add in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. (Add in protein if desired) Again stir well and then mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a small jar or sealed container.
  6. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or until oats are completely softened (preferably overnight)
  7. Warm them up in morning or eat them cold straight out the fridge garnished with a few extra chocolate chips if desired.

Watch below to learn how to make this recipe!

Alyson Approved Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Overnight Oats from Homeland Stores on Vimeo.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Is anything more fall-like than a pumpkin? These famously orange winter squashes are chock-full of vitamin A and deliver 3 grams of fiber per ½-cup serving, plus potassium. If you’re looking to start your morning off right or fuel up for a workout, this Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake should do the trick. With 19 grams of protein and all of the great health benefits of pumpkin, you’ll start your day or your workout off right with this tasty drink.

Pumpkin-Pie-Protein-Shake-Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 frozen banana (cut up in coins and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 1 (6 ounce) Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Optionally garnish with graham cracker crumbs and enjoy immediately.

Watch the video to see how to make the shake!

Alyson Approved Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie from Homeland Stores on Vimeo.