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Pumpkin Apple Protein Bars

Freeze these bars in individual snack size bags and grab one on your way to the gym or have it as a snack after a good workout! Be sure to use canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling which has extra sugar added to it.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar (2 inch square)

  • Calories 65
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 2.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Potassium 85 mg

This Recipe Serves 12

Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 apple, peeled and grated (use the large hole on grater)
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup almond meal (almond flour)
1 scoop reduced-carb vanilla protein powder (18 g protein per scoop)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg whites, vanilla, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, pumpkin, applesauce and grated apple.
  3. In another medium bowl, mix together oats, almond meal, protein powder, cinnamon and baking powder.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool before cutting and serving.

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