The deep rich burgundy, green & orange colors of fall are on their way and nothing screams fall like the flavor of pumpkin. Cozy up to a warm hug with this delicious Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake!
PUMPKIN CONTAINS MAJOR BENEFITS SUCH AS…
- boosts vision and eye health
- a good source of zinc
- healthy heart
- lowers blood pressure
- regulates blood sugar
- is a wonderful anti-oxidant
- provides immunity
- aids in sleep
- anti-cancer benefits
Pumpkin also provides Vitamin C, potassium, copper, and 245% of your daily allowance of Vitamin A!
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is abundant in vegetables and fruits. A water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/vitamin-c-benefits/)
Potassium is an essential mineral. Like sodium, it binds readily with other minerals, and does not occur naturally in an unbound state. Potassium is required for the proper functioning of many major organ systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/we-all-need-potassium/)
Copper is an essential trace mineral, present in all body tissues, which plays a role in the formation of connective tissue, and in the normal functioning of muscles and the immune and nervous systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/copper/)
Vitamin A plays a vital role in bone growth, reproduction, and immune system health. Vitamin A helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to healthy vision and may slow declining retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/facts-about-vitamin-a/)
Enjoy all these benefits plus the added nutrition of protein powder in this Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake!
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 60
Number of Servings: 9
Ingredients for Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake
1 1/2 cup Old fashioned oatmeal, ground
66g (or apx 2 scoops) Labrada Lean Body, Cinnamon Roll flavor or vanilla protein
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup stevia
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
2 egg whites
1 can (15oz.) pumpkin canned, unsalted
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 to 2 apples, chopped
Cinnamon sugar mixture for middle & top to your taste.
Use a knife to make swirls in the cake!
Directions for Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with Pam spray.
Mix the oats, Protein Powder, and baking powder and stevia in a bowl using a wire whisk.
Add egg whites, pumpkin Greek yogurt, applesauce & chopped apples.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix.
Pour half of the batter in baking dish. Using the cinnamon-sugar mixture sprinkle heavily on layer. Pour the remaining batter and use the rest of the cinnamon-sugar mixture to the top of the cake.
Bake cake in the oven for approx 60 minutes.
Serving Size: 9 one inch pieces
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 1.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 179.7 mg
Total Carbs: 13.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 3.6 g
Option for Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake: combine these ingredients and drizzle on top…
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
sweetener of choice
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