So I like to make things out of pumpkin ... even I'm sensing a pattern here. Pumpkin is a deliciously under-rated, low calorie and extremely versatile vegetable. Who doesn't love a good pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie?
Pumpkin has heaps of health benefits too. It's orange colour tells us that it is loaded with the anti-oxidant beta carotene, which is then converted by the body into Vitamin A.
Vitamin A makes our skin have that healthy glow, gives us good eyesight and strengthens our immune system.
These cupcakes are actually so low in calories you can afford to eat all 6 of them yourself. I have been known to eat them for dinner.
Protein Pumpkin Cupcakes
15g buckwheat flour
200g mashed pumpkin
1/2 tsp baking powder
Sugar free sweetener to taste
Dash of vanilla essence
Option: Icing made from peanut flour mixed with water, protein powder mixed with a tiny bit of water, or cocoa powder mixed with a sugar free sweetener.
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Spoon mixture into patty cake papers in cupcake tray
3. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for approx 15-20mins or until cooked
Macros: 36C/0F/16P (213 cals)
Enjoy!! Guilt free!!