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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Protein Muffins

Healthy pumpkin oat bran muffins made with protein powder and greek yogurt to help keep you full! These muffins are delicious!
Course Breakfast, Gluten Free, Healthy, Muffins, Snack
Keyword oat protein muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 134 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 2/3 cups oat bran
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites (or one whole egg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini or regular chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or grease well with coconut oil
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together oat bran, protein powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, applesauce, greek yogurt, egg whites, maple syrup and vanilla together until well combined and smooth.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Let batter sit two minutes to thicken a bit. 
  5. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups and bake 18-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and place on wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Muffins are best served warm with your favorite spread.

Recipe Notes

You can leave the maple syrup out if desired, but the muffins won't have as much flavor. I sometimes do this, but add a little more chocolate chips.

Feel free to sub the maple syrup with honey or agave nectar.

I used whey protein powder for this recipe - it has about 90 calories per scoop an 20g of protein.

These muffins are freezer-friendly!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Protein Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.1g6%
Carbohydrates 20.9g7%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 9.3g10%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.