Pumpkin Pie TVP “Fauxmeal”

I didn’t intend on posting today.

But after whipping up another batchΒ of warm maple-y pumpkin deliciousness this morning, I just couldn’t make you guys wait any longer for this recipe!

Thanks to Laura, I got over my what-the-heck-to-I-do-with-this-stuff mentality when it comes to TVP a few months ago and learned that it’s actually REALLY easy to work with!

Simply put, TVP (textured vegetable protein)Β is a defatted soy flour made by extracting the oil from soybeans. It’s low carb, low sodium, and FULL of protein and it’s SUPER versatile! You can add it to stews or soups, combine it with flour and spices and make “meatballs”( or chick-less nuggets as Laura likes to call them), OR you can whip up a bowl of smooth and creamy “oatmeal”…

In an effort to find a recipe that was quick and simple (aka something my brain could handle after a ten hour night shift), I ended up hitting the mother-load with this one…

Quick, simple, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and…


Pumpkin Pie TVP “Fauxmeal”

By:Β Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Keywords: microwave breakfast high protein low-carb grain-free gluten-free low sugar TVP pumpkin puree fall winter

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup TVP
  • 3/4 cup water or milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour*
  • 1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 10 drop liquid stevia, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or other preferred sweetener


1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
2. Top as desired. I chose fresh banana, dried cranberries, pistachios, and a few cacao nibs…because you know, what’s breakfast without a little chocolate? πŸ˜‰

*Can sub protein powder in for the coconut flour or use less liquid.

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Nutrition facts for “fauxmeal”
cooked in water and sweetened with stevia:

10 grams of fiber and almost 20 grams of protein!
Heck yeah!

Grab some flippers a spoon and dive right in! πŸ˜‰

Have you ever tried TVP?

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

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26 Responses to Pumpkin Pie TVP “Fauxmeal”

  1. I haven’t heard of TVP until now. Soy, eh… I have to admit the pic looks like it’s savory. Maybe like chili. But yeah. So where do you buy this said TVP?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      It’s great in chili too! Although…that’s not what I was quite going for in these pics…boo! πŸ™

      Bob’s Red Mill carries it, but I usually get mine from the bulk bin section at Whole Foods…it’s super cheap!

  2. I keep hearing about TVP oats, but I’ve always been skeptical, are they REALLY as good as the real thing??

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, I know you’re a fan of “voluminous” oats so I’ll tell you that they don’t “fluff” up like that, but as speaking in regards to quality instead of quantity, yes, I think they ARE as good as the real thing (as long as you add enough spices/sweetener…they have a bit of an earthy taste than can come through if you don’t). And they are VERY filling!

  3. katie says:

    I have never tried but I really want to! I might have to buy some someday soon! This tvp meal looks amazing!

  4. I have never tried TVP… soy is a no no for my belly. πŸ™ I so wish I could have it!

  5. I LOVE pumpkin TVP oats. I topped mine with cacao nibs too, and a blob of PB. #winning

    Remember the one I stuffed in a squash? What if we did the pumpkin and stuffed it in a pumpkin?!?!

    Next time I whipping in some coconut flour – genius idea, friend! Now, come see me so we can have a TVP party. πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh yeah, the blob of PB is the best…I used my Earth Balance coconut PB one day and was in absolute Heaven! Haha!

      Pumpkin-palooza! YES! Sign me up! I’ll be there in 5 hours! πŸ˜‰

  6. I know I’ve had TVP once or twice at a vegetarian restaurant I used to go to back in my old city…both savoury dishes though. I’m intrigued by the idea of making it into a breakfast food though!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know, Laura totally got me hooked on having it sweet after only having it savory. Since I’m such a die-hard breakfast lover, now it’s hard to think of anything else to do with it! Lol

  7. I actually just bought TVP after drooling over Laura’s creations. There is so many things to do with it!

  8. Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake says:

    I’ve never heard of TVP let alone cook with it. Your fauxmeal looks yummy though.

    I had PB on wholegrain toast for breakfast today. Nom.

  9. I’ve never tried TVP but those are some crazy awesome protein stats!

    Right now I’m eating egg white banana chia oatmeal (that’s a mouthful) with berries, granola and soy nut butter!

  10. I also have to credit Laura with my addition of TVP to ‘proats’ every morning. Mine were gingerbread flavored today. πŸ™‚ I even traveled with the stuff so I could make it–and freak out my family–over Thanksgiving!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh the things foodie-families see! My parents don’t even bat an eye anymore…well, I take that back…when I tried Lauren’s idea of mustard on pizza I did get a couple of raised eyebrows! Lol

  11. Kat says:

    Im really not sure how I feel about this lol I adore my oats, so maybe thats why. It does look delicious though! Its probably one of those things that you’ve got to try to understand. I’ve never used or had TVP before!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      It’s definitely different…I don’t think you’d necessarily fool anyone into thinking they are having oats, but it’s still really tasty…and you can’t be those protein stats! πŸ˜€

  12. I’ve never heard of TVP but am always open to try new things. I wonder if Whole Foods carries it? The oatmeal looks delicious!

  13. have i told you this before? you are one of the most creative recipe makers out there!!! love it.

  14. Carrie says:

    TVP is one of my must-have pantry items. I actually crunched some numbers and compared the prices of all my main protein sources and TVP came out the cheapest. At about 60 grams of protein per 100 grams, TVP costs only 59 cents for 100 grams at my favourite bulk foods store, meaning it’s just 1 cent per gram of protein! In terms of cost per gram of protein that’s about half the price of even the cheapest protein powders over here, a quarter the price of eggs, and a tenth the cost of raw frozen shrimp.

    I use TVP in nearly everything. It’s great as an all-purpose filler for wet foods – whenever I cook something that turns out too sloppy and juicy, I throw some dry TVP in there to soak up the juice and boost the protein content. It’s essential in things like stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls and stuffed tomatoes, which release a lot of juice as they cook. It’s the easiest thing in the world to bulk up a thin soup or pasta sauce. I often use it to soak up the extra juice in watery fresh-made salsas. If you pre-make wraps, sandwiches and salads for lunches and stuff, it’s helpful to sprinkle some dry TVP in there to prevent them from getting soggy while they sit. You can even add it to baking recipes. You can also sprinkle dry TVP on your yogurt as a crunchy high-protein alternative or additive to granola. Recently I’ve begun mixing TVP and various types of seeds into some fruit puree and drying it in my food dehydrator to make a crunchy protein bar. TVP rocks!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, Carrie! My mind is totally BLOWN! All your suggestions/ideas are awesome! I knew it was great in chili and sauces, but NEVER thought about adding it to so much more! Thank you so much for all the tips! I may need to make a trip to the store soon to load up even more!

  15. Kierston says:

    I’ve never heard of TVP before! Your delish looks amazing!

  16. Fit for life says:

    I use unsweetened almond milk to make this oatmeal lower carb!

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