5 Quick and Delicious Holiday Protein Recipes!

Make protein the star of your holidays with these twists on classic treats, from protein pumpkin pie to protein snickerdoodles! Quick videos make every recipe a breeze!

Not all holiday meals require you to spend hours slaving over a hot stove. These simple, protein-rich recipes—ranging from lattes to oh-so-yummy pies—all bring something special to the table. Whether you choose to integrate them into your seasonal breakfast or serve as dessert, they’re sure to meet your macros and please your taste buds without requiring a lot of prep!

1

Million-Dollar Pumpkin Protein Pie
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When you want to channel the flavors of the holiday season, don’t forget about pumpkin! This protein-rich take on the classic pie adds Greek yogurt to the mix for an extra dose of muscle-building fuel. The addition of crunchy chopped nuts adds some texture to the creamy filling, while two scoops of pumpkin whey make this pie a real powerhouse. Add to that a crumbly graham-cracker crust, and you’re guaranteed to please your muscles and your mouth!

Ingredients

Light whipped topping 12 oz.


Greek yogurt 6 oz.


Raw pumpkin puree 15 oz.



Graham cracker pie crusts 2


Chopped almonds or pecans (optional) 1 cup


Directions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Fill the pie shells with the mixture.
  3. Top with nuts and refrigerate.
  4. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 317
Total Fat10 g
Total Carbs20 g
Protein36 g

2

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Protein Cookies
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Instead of delving into a store-bought batch of this cinnamon-sugar classic, put a muscle-building holiday twist on your own version! These snickerdoodle cookies combine the rich flavors that you’ve grown to love with a little extra pumpkin goodness. The nuttiness of almond flour combined with the sweet puree and seasonal warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract will draw you in, while the protein powder and egg white combo fuels your gains.

Ingredients

Baking powder 1 tbsp



Almond flour 1 cup


Sweetener 1/2 cup


Egg white 1


Pumpkin puree 1/2 cup


Vanilla extract 1 tsp


Cinnamon 1/2 tsp


Nutmeg 1 pinch


Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients.
  4. On a greased cookie sheet, place spoonfuls of cookie dough about two inches apart.
  5. Use a spoon or the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookie dough. Since the dough is a bit sticky, you'll probably have to go back and forth between the cookies and cup of water. (Or, if you don't plan on sharing, there's no harm in licking the back of the spoon!)
  6. Sprinkle the flat cookies with cinnamon.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Recipe yields: 18 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 64
Total Fat3 g
Total Carbs3 g
Protein5 g

3

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes
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This is no traditional stack of flap jacks. These pumpkin-spice-infused pancakes are a delicious addition to any breakfast and really capture the joy of the season. With a bright, vibrant color, these light, flavorful cakes make canned pumpkin a welcomed addition to any meal. Top with a bit of low-calorie or no-calorie syrup, and you’ll be packing in a guilt-free 4 grams of protein per serving!

Ingredients

Oat flour 1 1/4 cups


Egg whites 4


Almond milk (unsweetened) 1 1/2 cup


Pumpkin puree (raw) 1/2 cup


Baking powder 1 tbsp


Sweetener (Truvia, Splenda, etc.) 2 tbsp


Allspice 1/4 tsp


Cinnamon 1 tbsp


Nutmeg 1/4 tsp


Salt 1/2 tsp


Directions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add all the wet ingredients.
  3. Spray griddle with non-stick butter spray.
  4. Scoop batter with a 1/4 cup measuring cup onto griddle. Cook 3-5 minutes on a side.
  5. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 10 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 64
Total Fat1 g
Total Carbs10 g
Protein4 g

4

Protein Peppermint Latte
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When the wind chills and the temperatures dip, there’s nothing like a hot, protein-filled drink to warm you back up. This latte offers a healthy alternative to Christmas coffee-house favorites. The combination of coffee and whey makes a for a creamy, frothy base, while the peppermint extract acts as the sweet, minty bow that ties it all together!

Ingredients

Coffee 1.5 oz.


Peppermint extract 1/4 tsp


Hot water 1 1/2 cups


Fat-free whip cream (optional)


Directions
  1. Add the protein to the hot water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add coffee and peppermint.
  4. Top with whip cream (optional) and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 145
Total Fat2 g
Total Carbs7 g
Protein24 g

5

Protein Pumpkin Spice Latte (PPSL)
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Make pumpkin spice anything but basic with this recipe that adds a hearty dose of protein to the original blend! Top with fat-free whipped cream for that extra bit of holiday decadence.

Ingredients

Hot water 1 1/2 cups


Pumpkin spice 1/4 tsp


Coffee 1.5 oz.


Fat-free whip cream (optional)


Directions
  1. Add the dry ingredients to the hot water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add coffee.
  4. Top with whipped cream (optional) and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 135
Total Fat1.5 g
Total Carbs5 g
Protein25 g