Step 1: Preheat Your Oven to 375 Degrees
Step 2: In Bowl #1: Combine Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup wheat germ, toasted
4 tbsp whey or soy protein powder
Step 3: In Bowl #2: Combine Milk & Vanilla
1/3 cup milk or soymilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Step 4: In Bowl #3: Mix the Wet Ingredients
6 tablespoons butter or vegan butter substitute (we like Earth Balance "Buttery Sticks")
Then add and beat, just until blended:
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey, maple syrup, or molasses
4 ounces applesauce, unsweetened (this is the amount in a snack pack size)
1 cup pumpkin puree
Step 5: Combining Everything
2. Add 1/2 the milk mixture and mix.
3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix.
4. Add the rest of the milk mixture and mix.
5. Blend until smooth and scrape sides of bowl as needed.