Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Today we have a guest post from Morganne at Nut Butter Runner. I found Morganne through a Sunday Food Prep feature that Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean has every week. Her food prep sessions are always awesome! I’ve since followed her for awesome recipes, and admire her running abilities! I hope you all enjoy this post from Morganne, and you should definitely head over to her site for more!

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Hello Slim Sanity readers!

My name is Morganne and I blog at NutButterRunner.com. My blog is dedicated to sharing my random musings on living a healthy life. It’s where I talk about my fitness, food, and, of course, having fun. I am an avid reader of Alysia’s blog and was so excited she asked me to share with you one of my favorite recipes!

Since we are well into fall, there’s no denying that the cans of pumpkin are overtaking my pantry shelves. Pumpkin is so versatile and nutritious; it’s a great addition to any dish!

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • ½ cup Oats
  • 2 sheets Graham Crackers
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Flour
  • ~1/4 cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • Topping:
  • 15 ounces (3 ½ cups) Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Designer Whey)
  • ¾ cup Liquid Egg Whites (~4 egg whites)
  • ½ Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ Tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, add oats and graham crackers and pulse until a fine “flour” develops.
  3. Add peanut flour and slowly mix in milk to get the desired crust consistency.
  4. Press crust into prepared baking dish and bake for 5 minutes, until slightly hardened.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the topping ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour topping on crust and bake for ~20-25 minutes, until topping is cooked through.
  7. Allow to cool, then slice into 8 bars.
  8. Refrigerate in a covered container for up to one week or freeze!

Notes

1 serving is 3 Weight Watchers points.

Courses Baked Goods

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 89

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2 g

3%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g

4%

Protein 9 g

18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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How many bars can you buy that contain less than 100 calories and 9 grams of protein? On top of that, these are budget friendly and actually get better with time, too! Now you can enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie that’s packed with protein and guilt-free!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at NutButterRunner(at)mail(dot)com. You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @NutButterRunner.

Have you baked with pumpkin yet this year?

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