Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Fall is in the air...... and with that comes CRAVINGS for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!!

Just got done baking these amazing pumpkin protein bars! Every once in awhile we need to spice things up with our diet and nutrition. As I type I am sitting here with my cup of coffee and munching on my 4 protein squares for my morning snack! YUMMO!!!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars 



This is a great add to your morning or afternoon snack!

Nutrition Facts: 
Nutrition (without walnuts): 1 square = 47 calories, .7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3.7 g protein
Nutrition (with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal)
  • 1 - 4 oz. jar baby food applesauce
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground clove
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of raw pumpkin
  • 2 C oat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ C chopped walnuts (optional)
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and bake for 30 min.
  5. Makes 24 squares.


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