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These pumpkin spice protein bars are wonderful for a fall “meal” on the go!
I’m really having fun with this protein bar thing. The last batch I made was cinnamon chocolate chip and it was pretty tasty. So I just had to try another favorite, pumpkin spice.
I should tell you that these bars are not “cookie sweet”. So don’t expect that. They have a very mild and subtle sweetness to them. But the pumpkin flavor is pretty pronounced.
But they are filling and I usually enjoy them with a glass of mildly sweetened almond milk. The combo is delicious and I feel pretty full afterward.
You can add some extra sweetness if you want it by adding about a ½ to 1 tsp. pure liquid stevia to give the sweetness of the honey a little extra punch. But outside of that, I would just enjoy them as they are meant to be.
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Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars
- 1 ½ cups quick oats (3 minute oats)
- 1 cup peanut butter (creamy, no sugar added)
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 cup whey protein powder (unflavored or vanilla – See recommendation above)
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (no sugar added)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Roast your oats for 10-15 minutes on a cookie sheet (Or until they turn a nice golden brown). Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Spread dough to ½ inch thickness in a baking dish or ½ sized cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough has a nice golden brown appearance.
- Allow to cool. Slice into bars and store in a Tupperware container or Ziploc bag.
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
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