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wildmanwill84 October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Protein Bars

The pumpkin theme continues. This time I am brining you protein pumpkin bars with 3 different options. Those looking for a higher carb bar for pre-workout; those looking for an everyday snack and those who need less carbs and higher protein. All can be done with the same recipe with a few subtractions based on your current macro needs. Here they are, super easy and even better tasting.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oatsfeelfitastic.com
  • 2 scoop vanilla casein protein
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment; lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, process the oats into a powder. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the pumpkin, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and stevia until blended.
  4. Add the pumpkin mixture to the oat mixture, stirring until blended. Spread into prepared pan, smoothing top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 28 minutes or until just set at the center. Cool completely in pan, then remove using the liner. Melt the chocolate chips in microwave according to package directions and spread over cooled bars. Chill 10 minutes, then cut into 9 bars.

Macro Breakdown

 With all ingredients listed above per bar when cut into 9 bars

Calories 111 Carb 12 Protein 9 Fat 4

Without the chocolate coating

Calories 80 Carb 9 Protein 8 Fat 3

Without the chocolate coating and oats

Calories 63 Carb 6 Protein 8 Fat 2

Either option is works it just depends on your current macro plan. Enjoy!

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Wild Will Wilson (W3)

 

 

 

 

 


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