White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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These pumpkin protein muffins are as close as it gets to having your cake and eating it too. They are light, fluffy, and packed with white chocolate chips. Yet, each muffin has seven grams of protein and just 100 calories.

If you’ve grown accustomed to the simplicity of my recipes, you won’t be disappointed with these pumpkin protein muffin. With six ingredients and one bowl, you’ll have muffins baking in no time. Seriously, there’s muffin to ’em.

These super easy, 6-ingredient white chocolate pumpkin protein muffins have 7 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs, and only 100 calories each.

Ingredients for White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Beyond the two primary structural ingredients, I don’t think you’ll have many questions about ingredient modifications. I’ll briefly cover both below.

Kodiak Cakes Pumpkin Flax Pancake Mix

This ingredient might be a bit tricky to modify unless you’re using another flavor of Kodiak Cakes. Using the Buttermilk flavor and adding a bit of pumpkin pie spice would leave you with a similar finished product, as the Pumpkin Flax flavor isn’t terribly strong flavored.

white chocolate pumpkin protein muffins recipe

If you don’t have access to Kodiak Cakes, you could try using a blend of all purpose flour, coconut flour, and baking powder. My birthday cake protein cupcakes would be a great example of this. I haven’t tested it, but I’d suggest using the same proportions of both flours and protein powder in the cupcake recipe for these pumpkin protein muffins.

And if you didn’t want to dive too deep into baking, my pumpkin banana bread protein muffins would be a great alternative.

healthy pumpkin banana bread muffins

To keep it simple, I’d pick up some Kodiak Cakes. This is the same mix I used for my 3-ingredient pumpkin pizza crust. So if you need another reason to pick up some Pumpkin Flax Kodiak Cakes, that should push you over the edge.

Protein Powder

I used the tried and true Dymatize 100% Whey in recipe testing. If you’re new to my recipes, that’s typically my go-to protein powder for baking and all protein recipes. I would also recommend PEScience Select Whey and Casein blend. I’m not affiliate with either company (or Kodiak Cakes), I just love the products. 

If you wanted to use a different protein powder, you should be fine. I’ve found that larger batch recipes like these pumpkin protein muffins are more forgiving with any type of protein powder.

The only note I’d add here would be on batter consistency. If you go to transfer your muffin batter to the baking tin or cups and it’s runny, you may want to add more dry ingredients. The batter should be thick—pourable—but thick.

pumpkin protein muffins step 5

Speaking of baking cups, the silicone cups you see in the photo above are the best $5 I’ve spent in recent memory. Nothing sticks to them, and you can throw them in the dishwasher and reuse them. I’ve added them to my Amazon recommended tools and products list if you’re tired of peeling off stuck muffin/cupcake liners.

Okay, that’s all you need to know. Buy some Kodiak Cakes and get baking. If you make these pumpkin protein muffins, I want to see them. Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff or join my free Facebook group and share it with the gang.

fingers holding a white chocolate pumpkin protein muffins
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins

6-ingredient protein muffins made with Pumpkin Flax Kodiak Cakes and white chocolate chips. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword protein muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 protein muffins
Calories 101 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 12-muffin tin or place 12 silicone baking cups on a baking sheet.

  2. Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl. 

  3. Fold 2 Tbsp (28g) of the chocolate chips into the batter.

  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin or baking cups, filling them about halfway.

    pumpkin protein muffins step 4
  5. Add the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter.

    pumpkin protein muffins step 5
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have access to Pumpkin Flax Kodiak Cakes:
    • Use the other flavors like Buttermilk and add pumpkin pie spice. 
    • Try using the flour, baking powder, and protein powder combination from my birthday cake protein cupcakes recipe. Keep the pumpkin, milk, egg, and chocolate chips proportions for these pumpkin protein muffins the same. (Add liquid ingredients as needed.)
    • Try another recipe like my pumpkin banana bread protein muffins
  • If you use a different protein powder, pay attention to batter consistency. The batter should be thick, and you may need to add dry ingredients if the batter is too runny. 
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More High Protein Pumpkin Recipes You Might Like

My pumpkin spice protein donuts have 95 calories each and are covered with a tasty cream cheese frosting.

pumpkin spice protein donuts

And if you dig Kodiak Cakes and are looking for a quick breakfast idea, check out this pumpkin spice protein pancake bowl recipe from my second blog, Mugs for Muscles.

pumpkin spice protein pancake bowl



6 thoughts on “White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Muffins”

  • Amazing. I swapped out the white chocolate chips for cinnimon chops. Who doesn’t love pumpkin and cinnimon. So good!

  • I’ve tried many masonfit breakfast recipes and these are my fav and on repeat around here! My family has eaten the entire weeks worth already and it’s only Wednesday. Even my toddler likes them 🙌

  • These are super easy and delicious. I used buttermilk kodiak pancake mix bc I couldn’t find pumpkin flax and they turned out great. Also, added some cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Shared with people at work and they couldn’t tell they were anything but delicious.

  • Wow! So I thought the pumpkin banana bread muffins were my favorite but these top the list! I made these and the banana cake yesterday and both were so good. I didn’t use baking cups but used a little PAM to spray the muffin tin and they came out easily and were so good. I swapped the white chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips and they were AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

  • These are pretty amazing as is. I subbed dark chocolate for the pumpkin flax. Holy moly it totally satisfied my chocolate craving and I ate two to fill in those macros!

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