Okay so I waited until the 10th of September to roll out the very first pumpkin recipe. I feel quite proud of this accomplishment. I know it was hard to say goodbye to summer but truthfully – I’m a huge fan of autumn. Leaves transforming to brilliant hues. Crisp air. Boots. Jeans. Big cozy sweaters. Cuddling under blankets. I love it all. Not to mention running in weather that doesn’t leave me looking like I’ve been doused by a flood of water. Buh bye humidity!
So have I sold you on my reasoning? If not, I’ll sell you on the ease of this recipe – all made in one bowl. Hello food processor; I love you so! And let’s not overlook all of the wonderful health benefits of pumpkin. Let’s start… pumpkin contains vitamin A, C and E, riboflavin, potassium, copper, manganese, thiamin, B6, folate, iron, niacin and phosphorus. Perfect post workout muffin. PLUS an extra boost of Vega protein which helps muscle recovery post workout on top of the protein source from the almond butter — a snack that you can be happy to eat post killer gym session, bike ride, swim or run.
— Knead to Cook