Spiced Pumpkin Pistachio Muffins – 3PP

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Yeah buddy. It’s fall. And you know what I love in Fall? Pumpkin…pistachios…and anything “spiced.” So, I figured I’d put them all together and go with it. While I try to eat whole foods and nothing processed, I can’t be perfect. I was feeling particularly lazy and found this Betty Crocker Super Moist Carrot Cake in the way back of my pantry.

Alright – here’s how it all went down.

Cast:
1 box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix
5 1/2 scoops ofย Vanilla Protein Powder (look for low carb, about 100 calories a scoop)
1 can of pure Pumpkin Puree
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 cup Shelled Pistachios
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine Dry Ingredients.

Mix in wet ingredients.

Add pistachios.

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Pour into 24 muffin liners. WHOA. That’s it.

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And then the God’s opened up their vocal chords and sang a song of happiness and all things Fall.

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You better the shut the front door. 3PP? Say whaaa? 114 calories per muffin and 6g protein?

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Now, if you’re like me and live the 80/20 rule. These fall into the 80% of the time; however, we can’t always live that way. And quite frankly, sometimes I need frosting. I just need a little dollop of sugary sweetness. Not a lot, and they really don’t need it – but dammit, sometimes I just feel like a rebel. So, i frosted one.

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And then all of them… I don’t know what happened.

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Nutritional Breakdown sans frosting: 114 calories, 19g carbs, 2g fat, 6g protein, 185g sodium, 10g sugar.

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10 thoughts on “Spiced Pumpkin Pistachio Muffins – 3PP

  1. Those look awesome! I have a similar, but lazier rendition of this recipe that is a staple in my house this time of year…1 box of spice cake mix and 1 15oz can pumpkin. That’s it….super delicious and low calorie! I never would have thought of adding protein powder, I’ll have to try that for my next batch.

  2. I will! I am really looking forward to having some ‘me time’ soon and that usually involves baking, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Haha yes it has something really therapeutic I guess! And also, the structure of following a recipe or just making up your own things is really nice. You get some ‘me time’ and you usually get some ‘think’ time too ๐Ÿ™‚

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