Woohoo Pumpkin! I tweeked this recipe from the one I found on http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-spice-protein-bars/
Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars
(Makes 15 bars) Ingredients
1 1/2 cups quick oats (the 3 minute kind)
1 cup peanut butter (I use creamy natural - unsweetned)
1/2 cup honey (I used 1/4 cup agave)
1/2 cup pumpkin (I used canned and organic)
1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
1 cup whey protein powder
2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (no sugar added)
4 tbps whole flax
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 1 – 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.
Step 2 – Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3 – Spread dough to 1/2 inch thickness in a baking dish or 1/2 sized cookie sheet.
Step 4 – Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough has a nice golden brown appearance.
Step 5 – Allow to cool. Slice into bars and store in a Tupperware container or Ziploc bag.
|While the oats are toasting, I'm mixing the other ingredients.|
|Soooo not fancy! But adds the perfect touch to the bars.|
|I tried to speed up the cooling with an ice pack!|
|This batter was so yummy! Please don't forget to use parchment paper, it makes your life so much easier!|
|20 minutes later, edges are golden. Just pull the parchment paper off the cookie sheet and place on cutting board.|