Pumpkin Protein Recipes

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Tis the season for pumpkin everything.

I realize it’s super cliche to go ham on everything pumpkin spice. The thing is, I love pumpkin all year round, but this time of year it’s EVERYWHERE and I can’t help but get a little over excited.

As usual, I prefer to keep my recipes lower sugar and higher protein because it feeds my muscles and keeps me from anxious sugar rushes and crashes.

Here are some of my latest creations..enjoy!

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PUMPKIN WAFFLES (gluten-free)

Inspired by Amanda Bucci’s one carb waffles

  • 1 Scoop PEScience Snickerdoodle Protein
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • pumpkin spice
  • water if needed
  1. Mix your batter to desired thickness – only a splash of water if it’s REALLY thick.
  2. Heat waffle iron and spray with coconut oil or cooking spray.
  3. Place batter in middle of iron and spread out with a spatula.
  4. Remove when green light goes off.
  5. Optional: cut in half, fill middle with Chobani pumpkin spice yogurt and syrup, top with the same, and peanut butter if your really like living on the edge. Add a little more pumpkin spice and you’re good to go!

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HIGH PROTEIN PUMPKIN PUDDING (gluten-free, vegan)

  • 1/2 pack of gelatin
  • 1 block soft tofu
  • 1 large can pumpkin puree (or 2 normal sized cans)
  • Almond milk
  • 3 scoops PEScience Snickerdoodle Protein
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar-free maple syrup
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Truvia (if desired)
  • Gluten-free graham crackers for topping (if desired)
  1. Add boiling hot water (around 1/2 cup) to half a pack of gelatin. Do a full packet and more water if you want more gel to your pudding. Stir for around 5 minutes until fully dissolved.
  2. Blend tofu, pumpkin, almond milk, protein powder and flavorings.
  3. Slowly blend in gelatin.
  4. Put in a large baking tray or container and refrigerate around 3 hours.
  5. Serve with graham cracker crumbles, a drizzle of maple syrup and a dash of sea salt!

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EASY PUMPKIN PUDDING FOR 1

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop PEScience Snickerdoodle protein powder
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Truvia (if desired)

Simply mix and enjoy!

MY EVERY DAY PUMPKIN SPICE CAPPUCCINO

Ok this is my guilty pleasure. I brew Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice coffee blend, then froth some half and half with vanilla stevia and top with pumpkin spice. I’m hooked!

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