It’s that time of year: all pumpkin everything.
Pumpkin gum, pumpkin toothpaste, pumpkin vodka……
….I’m even sure I’ve seen pumpkin flavored toilet paper!!!
(Just kidding, I have yet to see any of the aforementioned).
Needless to say it’s time to eat pumpkin flavored things, naturally.
For festive purposes here is a photo of me and my darling brothers in our best fall attire:
I am currently eating fewer calories than I’d like in preparation for a bikini contest and did not feel like missing out on the Pumpkin Flavored Season.
Therefore I devised a quick, LOW CALORIE, pumpkin recipe that also happens to be a BREAD recipe, because, #carbs.
But the fact of the matter is, it is actually low-carb.
(nothing against carbs though).
This sneaky little recipe actually only contains carbs from the pumpkin! Imagine that!
I doctored up Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein bread recipe to make this, and I think you’ll like it if:
- you like pumpkin
- you like mushy things
- you hate long recipes
Without further adieu, here is the #Daretoeat Pumpkin Protein Bread Recipe:
- Get a bowl
- Get these ingredients:
- 1 can of pumpkin
- egg beaters (1/2 cup)
- Brown sugar Truvia (roughly 1/4 cup)
- Tripact Vanilla Protein Powder (or another vanilla protein powder if you like yours) 2 scoops
- baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
**If you want to learn more about my favorite protein powder, read this. Go to www.nutrologyonline.com and use coupon code “daretomove” for 20% off. Tripact has probiotics, BCAAs and super greens in it! It also bakes remarkably well.
3. Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir.
4. Add carbs if want to eat this as a pre-workout fuel
- add in 1/4 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour or regular flour. (all of these work, I have tried all variations).
- reduce protein to 1 scoop
*I made mine without the carbs. Nutrition facts at the bottom do not account for flours.
5. Place in oven at 400 degrees.
Nutrition facts for the entire batch:
- Calories: 592
- Protein: 69 grams
- Carbs: 92 grams
- Fat: 4 grams
- Sugar: 22 grams
In efforts to calculate my macros more easily and have portion control I made mini-muffins yesterday. Monday I made one loaf and ate half Monday and half Tuesday.
This bread is amazing because you can enjoy 1/2 of a loaf of bread for 300 calories and less than 50 carbs! It is almost as good as my Meatloaf recipe 😉
Enjoy & #Daretoeat!