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Pumpkin Protein Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 16
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These pumpkin protein bars are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. They’re perfect for munching on before or after your workout or as a grab-and-go breakfast. Each bar has less than 60 calories, 5 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats (certified gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder (vegan, if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 12 Tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the dry ingredients including oats, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients including the maple syrup, pumpkin and almond milk.
  3. Gently stir the dry mixture into the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Spread batter evenly into the prepared dish, sprinkle on a few dark chocolate chips and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean.
  5. Bars keep best if stored in the refrigerator.
  • Category: Breakfast/Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 56
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g

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