Quest Nutrition Mini Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Quest Nutrition Mini Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins



Need a recipe to FALL in love with? The perfect combination of spicy pumpkin and cream cheese are married together in a bite-sized muffin with 7g of protein.  It’s the treat you’ve been waiting for.

Yields: 20 servings

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 50 min

 

Ingredients:

Muffin

  • ½ cup Quest® Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup zero-calorie sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Frosting

Topping

  • 20 pumpkin seeds

Method:

Muffin

  • In a medium bowl, mix Quest Protein Powder™, almond flour, sweetener, pumpkin-pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a second medium bowl, mix pumpkin purée, applesauce, egg, egg white, and vanilla extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and whisk until completely combined.

Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, add Quest Protein Powder™, cream cheese, sour cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  • With a hand-mixer, mix on medium speed until thick and fluffy.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a mini muffin tray with 20 parchment liners. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Fill liners with batter ¾ full.
  • In a sealable plastic bag, add frosting, and cut corner for piping.
  • Insert tip of piping bag halfway into center of each muffin and pipe cream cheese filling until it reaches the top of muffin.
  • Place muffin tray in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool muffins for 15 minutes.
  • Once muffins have cooled, pipe remaining frosting on top. Finish with one pumpkin seed, and serve.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 80

Protein: 7g

Fat: 4g

Net Carbs: 3g (2 sugar grams)

Erythritol: 7g              

Fiber: 1g

Total Carbs: 12g

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