These warm, sweet, and tender pumpkin protein muffins disappear fast when we make them at home. As moms and registered dietitians, nothing makes us happier than having one of our real-food recipes win over every member of the family. These nutritious protein muffins do that, and they are so easy to make. In fact you can mix up the batter and have them in the oven in less than 10 minutes! They bake up tender and delicious with just the right amount of pumpkin flavor and crunchy pumpkin seeds to top it off.

How To Make Pumpkin Protein Muffins

This batter mixes up to a beautiful rustic fall pumpkin color. Here’s how easy it is to make this protein muffin recipe:

  1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: the flour, whey protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla; mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Divide the batter among 12 cups in a standard size muffin tin, placing about ¼ cup batter into each muffin cup. Smooth the batter slightly in each muffin cup with the back of a spoon or with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle chopped pumpkin seeds over the batter.
  4. Bake and then enjoy one warm out of the oven!