This is a recipe I created last year as a promotion for my recipe book, but I want to add it to the blog for ya this Halloween!
If you don’t already know, I have a high-protein waffle recipe book, Pumping Waffle Iron. It’s my pride & joy and I am very proud of it.
After I released it, I realized two things:
- Not everyone loves waffles as much as I do
- Waffle mix can essentially be used as a flour substitute as a high-protein baking mix.
So, I created Beyond The Waffle Iron, which is a collection of non-waffle recipes you can make with the waffle mix! That’s where this recipe comes in.
This recipe isn’t actually in the book, but it’s a play on the pumpkin pie recipe that is.
I’ve seen versions of these mummy hand pies floating around the wild wild web before, but I can’t pinpoint exactly where I first saw them. Don’t worry, a quick Google search will return tons of options for ya!
But when I saw them for the first time, I knew I had to try to create my own high-protein version.
These worked out great! Not only are they super fun, but the macros are nothing to sneeze at. With 155 calories and10g of protein each, they are more than worth it!
Do you need to use my waffle mix?
You certainly don’t. When I created my waffle mix, it was because I had been buying Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix religiously and wanted to try to make my own. I did a little reverse engineering, and I ended up making a waffle mix that is very similar to theirs! There are definite differences, and if you did a blind taste test, you’d be able to tell.
For example, my waffle mix is a little bit sweeter and makes fluffier waffles. I designed the mix to be just add liquid, so don’y have to mess with eggs or oil or anything!
If you want to check out my book to get my waffle mix recipe, I’d be honored. But if you don’t, I absolutely understand. Grab yourself some Kodiak Cakes mix and follow the recipe as written, and it should still come out great!
Want an even spookier recipe?
If you’re searching for another Halloween recipe for your guests, I have just the thing for you…
Gross, right? It depends on your guests.
If you don’t want to totally freak out the kiddos, stick with these mummy handp pies.
But if you want to take things up a level, check out my no bake finger cookies! It’s a mix of peanut butter, pretzel, and some jam… what’s not to love?! Outside of the fact that they’re quite gross looking, of course.
- 2 Servings High-Protein Waffle Mix (Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix is a great subtitute)
- 56g Light Butter
- 20g Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 12g Brown Sugar Substitute (I used Swerve)
- 110g Canned Pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice or Cinnamon
- 12g Granular Sugar Subtitute (I used Swerve)
- 12g Vanilla Whey Protein (I used Bowmar Nutrition)
- 15g Unsweetened Applesauce
- Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Combine the dry ingredients for your crust together in a bowl and mix until a dough forms. It will be thick, but continue to work it.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal-sized balls, and roll one out until thin. Cut 4 rectangles out for your bases. Roll the remaining dough out and cut it into strips to use to make the mummy effect.
- Combine all of your filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until you have a thick filling.
- Spoon as much filling as you’d like onto each rectangle, then use your strips to cover. You can get creative with the exact build of these guys!
- Whisk an egg to create an egg wash and lightly brush the tops of each of these, then sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar (or extra pumpkin pie spice).
- Bake at 425 for about 10 minutes, then let these cool in the fridge for 30 mins or so to set. The pumpkin pie filling is best once cooled and set, and you don't want to eat it right out of the oven. While these are in the fridge, we're going to make the eyes.
- Make the eyes by adding greek yogurt to a sandwich bag and cutting the tip off. Squeeze out small circles onto parchment paper, then top each one with a mini chocolate chip. Add to the freezer for about 30 minutes or so while the pies are setting.
- After 30 minutes, add the eyes to your mummy hand pies, and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 Hand Pie
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 5gCarbohydrates 17gProtein 10g