It’s that time of year: all pumpkin everything.

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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:

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Moving on…

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:

  1. Get a bowl
  2. Get these ingredients:

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  • 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
  • Cinnamon

**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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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