I’m a big late night snacker.
I have never been, nor will I ever be, one of those girls who can eat dinner and just be done for the night. Are you kidding me? In between 8 and 10 o’clock at night is basically my prime snacking time — that is, of course, if I make it until 10:00 (which is highly unlikely).
I go through phases with my nighttime snacks. I went through a granola phase. I’ve gone through a coconut milk ice cream phase. I’ve gone through a peanut butter toast phase. Right now, I’m in my protein muffin phase.
So technically that’s not the whole truth — I’m in a “protein muffin with some greek yogurt on top with some apple slices, raisins, and peanut butter” phase. There, I said it. You now know my deepest and darkest of secrets.
I guess there was this one time where I mentioned a pumpkin protein muffin recipe, and everyone jumped on me like I was with holding the key to happiness (I was). And that’s technically not the whole truth either because I’m pretty sure I dangled that protein muffin thing in front of you for at least five WIAW’s.
I’m sure you have heard that patience is a virtue.
I have trained you well, my young grasshoppers.
It is time.
Pumpkin Protein Muffin
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior protein powder
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. warm water, left to sit for ~3 minutes)
- cooking spray
First things first — grab those ingredients!
Once the protein powder mixture is well incorporated, add your pumpkin, flax egg, and vanilla to the dish.
And microwave this bad boy for 3 minutes. Let it sit for about one minute. It should come out looking something like this.
You’re not done quite yet! Take a butter knife and loosen the muffin away from the edges.
There are a few great things about protein muffins. For one, the clean up is quite minimal.
Second, they are quick to make and filling to eat. And last but not least, they are a blank canvas for many toppings! I never just stop with the protein muffin. There is always something on top of it — jams, nut butters, Greek yogurt — the possibilities are endless.
Question: Are you a late night snacker? What is your favorite late night snack?