Just like so many of you, my mornings are filled with stress and anxiety as I rush out the door with a long, busy day ahead of me. Preparing breakfast in the morning is not always an option if I want to get a solid eight hours of sleep. Skipping breakfast can be detrimental to maintaining your weight and health goals, so having something on hand that you can grab on your way out the door can be the difference from eating breakfast or not. Because of this, I’m always trying to think of new, quick, and easy breakfast options that will provide me with the nutrients to not only fuel my body and day but to keep me satiated until lunch time! This protein bread is a perfect addition to your healthy breakfast options. After many different tries with making a protein based bread, I finally concocted one with the perfect texture. Where as many people will associate pumpkin with the flavor of the highly sweetened pumpkin taste we have all come to know and love, this bread is not sweet at all as no sugars have been added. Instead this recipe is a bit more on the savory side. Even without adding sugar to sweeten this bread, it has become a very popular recipe for many of my clients.
5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Bread
4 whole eggs
1 can (14.5%) 100% pure pumpkin puree
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
6 scoops of your favorite unflavored protein powder
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup pepitas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs and pumpkin puree together. Add the vanilla extract and continue mixing. In a separate bowl mix the protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Pour into two bread pans and sprinkle with pepitas. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick is removed clean.
To use this in my downloadable meal plans count 2 slices of this pumpkin bread as 3 servings of protein. Top with nut butters and fruit as indicated in your meal pattern to complete your breakfast! Click here to see what meal plan will work for you!
1.4 grams fat
2.9 grams carbohydrates
10.9 grams protein