Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the week - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love fall for many reasons, but mostly because I can indulge my love for all things pumpkin ;-) Here's a fun muffin recipe that makes a great post-workout snack! They're a hit with my kids, too, but don't tell them the muffins are healthy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffinsrecipe by Chelle Stafford
Makes 12 muffins

INGREDIENTS
1 cup natural white wheat flour
1 cup Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 packets Stevia
1 15-oz can pureed pumpkin
1 Tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a muffin tin with spray oil
Whisk together the dry ingredients (excluding the chocolate).
Blend in the wet ingredients, stirring until well combined.
Mix in the chocolate chips.
Divide among 12 muffin cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. (*see note below)
Cool on wire rack 10 minutes, remove muffins from tin and allow to cool completely.
Frost.

FROSTING
4 oz fat-free cream cheese
2 Tbsp fat free greek yogurt, plain
1 scoop Champion Nutrition Pure Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla
1 packet Stevia

Mix together until creamy, frost muffins.
Store in refrigerator.

NUTRITION: per muffin - 174 calories, 13 grams protein, 21 grams carbs, 5 grams fat, 3 grams fiber. 18 grams net carbs.

*Keep an eye on your muffins. My first batch over-baked reminding me of the Chinese Fighting Muffins scene in Charlie's Angels ;-)


4 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmmm
    ~drool~
    I see what I'll be making this week!

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  2. chelle....can you use oat flour in lieu of white wheat flour?

    They look delish!

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    1. Hi! :-) Yes, you can, just remember that oat flour is a bit more absorbent than wheat flour, so you might need to add a tablespoon or so of liquid (either water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk will work).

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