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Protein Packed Pumpkin Muffin

Protein Packed Pumpkin Muffin


HI friends!

Hope you’re morning is off to a good start. Ours looks a little like this already over here.

Lucky me.

We’re also going for the big boy underwear today (not for me, for the boys). Yep, no more Pull-Ups, now for the real test. Not only am I nervous, but I have a feeling today is going to be a long one.

Speaking of long days, my workout date with my best friend Bob yesterday was amazing (and very, very long). We taped a one-on-one and two additional Team Bob workouts. There were a whole bunch of burpees and a lot of sweat. I’m pretty sure I said I was drinking my own sweat into the mic at one point. Classy.

A full recap will come later, but my “office hours” are very limited this morning and my main goal today is The Mezamashii Mommyhood Project and seeing if we can keep this underwear thing under control.

Here’s a couple preview pictures though.



And here’s a little video we shot for our FitFluential friends.

Bob Harper is FitFluential.


How smart was I to have someone tape it lengthwise instead of the other way? Duh.


Okay, onto protein muffin talk.

I’m continuing with my GNC goodness over here. Since they sent us a wonderful package of goodies and I’ve been making my high protein dark chocolate muffin a bit more lately, I thought I turn it up a notch with the addition of protein powder. I’ve never really baked with protein powder before, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it was a success.

I’m seriously obsessed with the GNC egg white protein powder, but thought I’d try out the other one they sent me for this.

This muffin recipe uses the GNC Pro Performance® Soy Protein 95™ – Chocolate.


Again, pretty impressive nutritional stats. I love any protein powder that is low in sugar, has little carbs and a good amount of protein.


I don’t usually buy chocolate flavored protein powders because vanilla is more versatile and I can always add my favorite cocoa powder to everything, but I know some people prefer the taste of chocolate protein powders.

This one has a good milk chocolaty taste. It smells a bit more protein-like, but tasted great in this ginormous muffin.

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe.


This muffin is dairy free, low carb and packed full of GNC protein goodness.


My favorite way to eat this muffin is baked in the oven with some Vanilla Ice Cream Dream Protein Frosting drizzled over it.


Sometimes, just sometimes, if I’m having it for dessert, I need a little low calorie ice cream and some sprinkles to go with it.


He he.


Have a great Wednesday! I’ll be back with a little recap with “my boyfriend”.

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  1. 1
    lindsay says:

    OMG you got Bob to talk to us! now that’s just plain awesome. Can he hold flat kitty next? the real one!

  2. 2
    Kris says:

    okay, so I was thinking I missed where he went from “the boyfriend” to “my best friend” … but now he’s back to boyfriend at the end. 😉

    that second to last photo just made my stomach growl, no joke. another protein muffin is in my (very) near future…

    I hope today is a successful one! 😀

  3. 3
    Erica says:

    Me = SO envious!

  4. 4
    Kim@hungryhealthygirl.com says:

    What a fabulous creation…..love pumpkin anything! You and Bob look pretty cute together too!

  5. 5

    Sounds like you had quite the fun day yesterday! Good luck today! Potty time will keep you super busy!

    You know I seriously love the heck out of microwave protein cakes! Quick, healthy and delicious! Those all win in my book!

  6. 6
    Tamara says:

    Your recipe looks great!
    How about you get Bob one of the new FF shirts? How fab would that be if he wore it during one of the videos?!

  7. 7

    That looks awesome So, could you make it vegan with chia or flax egg or do the eggwhites make it fluffy? And how freaking cool of Bob to do that video!

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I don’t know about the chia or flax egg in the muffin. I suppose it would work. When I run out of egg whites (which will be never), I’ll test it out. Ha!

  8. 8

    Yes, your friend Bob sure is Fitfluential. AWESOME. Good luck with the big boy underwear. Stressful yes, but you will make it through it.

  9. 9

    That video is so awesome! I just finished Bob Harper’s “The Skinny Rules” book and can tell he definitely knows his stuff! (don’t worry though, I didn’t question whether or not he did before : ) It’s so exciting that you get to work with him so often!!

  10. 10

    I need to get one of those cool pans. My internet is like 90% down for a while so I can’t watch the video now but clearly it’s freaking awesome. Good luck with the undies!!

  11. 11

    I knew Bob was one cool guy! 🙂 Love the protein muffins – keep ’em coming!

  12. 12
    Amanda N says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Seems like you had fun with Bob, can’t wait to hear more. And umm…is that you demonstrating how to properly squat? If so you should come help me with my form for some reason it’s something I cannot do well hahaI literally have to almost sit to do it right because otherwise my brain doesn’t know how much to tell my legs to bend.

    • 12.1
      Amanda N says:

      And by almost sit I mean use an actual chair… I know that is kinda how you are supposed to do it but my body only allows otherwise

    • 12.2
      STUFT Mama says:

      Tell your brain to tell your legs to bend and to keep your weight in your heels. 🙂 I will help you!

      • Amanda N says:

        My brain has been telling my legs to keep my weight in my heels and it’s been helping! Now I can actually feel it after a few versus doing a bunch and thinking, “oh this is so easy!” Thank you 🙂

  13. 13

    That’s so cool that you got to work out with Bob! I’m totally jealous of your “bf” 😀

    I’m also jealous of that pumpkin muffin, but at least I can whip one of those up on my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. 14
    Lisa says:

    Good luck with the boys today!!
    Love that Bob is fitfluential 🙂
    Yum to the protein muffin. Everyday, I have been eating a protein muffin and cookie dough of some sorts. Its an obsession, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon! Have you ever made the coconut frosting with coconut flour, almond milk, and sugar free syrup? So dang good! I swear coconut flour is good in anything.

  15. 15

    YAY for Bob!! love the video

    and love making protein muffins, I got a few recipes on my blog. they are the best for on-the-go meals.

  16. 16
    Tracey says:

    Hmm, would whey protein work..or is soy better for baking?

  17. 17
    Anna W. says:

    You are Adorable with a capital A and totally rocked that pink and black outfit!

    I’ve been neglecting coconut flour….thanks for the reminder. I’m making this muffin asap!

  18. 18

    Have I ever told you that I’m jealous you get to hang with Bob?? 😉 Seriously… how fun!! I am making that muffin asap!

  19. 19

    One on one with Bob? I mean I love you, but right now… HAHAHA. SO JEALOUS!

  20. 20

    You are so lucky. 🙂

    I have potty trained 3 kids and will tell you, underwear is the key! It will go quicker when they start to realize wet underwear isn’t fun. You will have a lot of extra loads of wash, but before you know it, it will be all over (and they will be 9. Today is my oldest’s birthday. It goes way to fast!)

  21. 21

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. I love your protein muffins and your icecreams 🙂 I just read your Bob post, too.. looks like so much fun…and dang girl, you have some GORGEOUS teeth!!

  22. 22
    Tracey says:

    Can I use whey protein instead of soy (for the pumpkin muffin)..all I have on hand? Thanks!

  23. 23
    Brooke says:

    I just finished making the muffins, followed the recipe exactly, but the muffins did not turn out. They are a bit spongy. I wonder where I went wrong? Did anyone else experience this when baking these?

    • 23.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Brooke- What kind of protein powder did you use? Sometimes that makes a difference, and sometimes depending on taste you might want to decrease the egg.

  24. 24
    Sierra says:

    I made this muffin this morning with sweet potato instead of pumpkin. So yummy! Your microwave muffins make my day so much better 🙂


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