Protein Pumpkin Rolls With Protein Cream Cheese
Kate Osman
Kate Osman
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110 Calories
7 g Carbs
18 g Protein
1 g Fat
Total Time
4 servings

Don't fall prey to the temptation of warm cinnamon buns. Instead, try this recipe by Optimum athlete Kate Osman. With pumpkin-flavored dough and a sweet, cream cheese glaze, these rolls are sure to taste like a full-on cheat meal without the hefty nutritional price tag. Coming in at under 200 calories and packed with 17 grams of protein, they're fitness-pro approved!

Rolls Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pumpkin, canned
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ⅓ cup egg whites
  • ¼ tbsp baking powder
  • 1½ scoop optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Pumpkin Pie

Protein Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup fat-free cream cheese
  • ½ scoop optimum Gold Standard 100% Casein, Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water

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  1. Directions for rolls: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spray a cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray and spoon in batter to make 4 rolls.
  3. Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Using a knife, loosen the rolls from the pan and flip them over. Continue baking for 2-5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Insert a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean to ensure rolls are baked through.
  5. Remove from oven to cool.
  6. Directions for protein cream cheese frosting: Mix cream cheese and casein powder together in a bowl. Add sweetener and water if needed. Just try not to eat it all before you ice the rolls.
  7. Frost and dig in!

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