Prot: 14 g, Carbs: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Cal: 158
Sometimes changing a traditional recipe to a protein recipe requires a lot of work. But other times, like with this pumpkin protein pie, it is quite easy.
The original recipe for the filling called for pumpkin, spices, eggs, and sweetened condensed milk. I replaced the condensed milk with some vanilla whey powder mixed with water, and voilà! Pumpkin protein pie filling. I also replaced the traditional pie crust with a high-protein version made with almond butter and rice protein powder. The whipped cream is a delicious vegan cashew whipped cream.
I have to admit that I was never really interested in (traditional) pumpkin pie. But I can’t get enough of this pumpkin protein pie! Two days after making the first one (and giving half away), I had to make another. It’s that good.
Give this Pumpkin Protein Pie a try! With only 3 grams of sugar per slice, how you can you resist?
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- Serving size: Per slice (of 8)
- Calories: 158
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Sugar: 3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 14g
- ⅓ cup almond butter (80g)
- ⅓ cup water (2.7oz)
- ½ cup natural vanilla rice protein powder (56g)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 can pumpkin (15oz)
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup natural vanilla whey protein powder (45g)
- 1 cup water (8oz)
- 2 large eggs (whole)
- Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
- In a medium bowl, mix almond butter with water until smooth.
- Add in rice protein and cinnamon. Mix until combined. (If the batter is sticky, add a little more rice protein.)
- Press into pie pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven.
- Meanwhile, combine pumpkin and spices, set aside.
- Mix whey protein with water, then add to pumpkin and spices.
- Add eggs. Mix slowly until combined.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the center of the pie is firm to the touch.
- Let cool completely.