Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pumpkin Protein Bars

This is one of my favorite snacks to have in the morning, not to mention it is super easy to make!

Today I was having this as my morning snack and even gave it to my kids for their morning snack and they LOVED it!  I am always on a mission to find good for you foods that we all can eat - the whole family.

Here it is...
Pumpkin Protein Bread

What you will need...
1/2 cup Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend
1 4 oz. jar baby applesauce
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large egg whites
1 15 oz. can raw pumpkin
2 cups oat flour
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking 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 blended
5. Spread batter into dish and bake for 30 minutes
6. Cut into 24 squares

Check out these nutrition facts...
Nutrition (without walnuts): 
1 square = 47 calories, 7 gram fat, 8 grams carbs, and 3.7 grams protein

Nutrition (with walnuts):
1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 grams fat, 8 grams carbs, and 4 grams protein

Pumpkin Protein Bars

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