Autumn is here, and it’s time once again to celebrate the POWER of PUMPKIN!
Enjoying this flavorful fall favorite doesn’t have to include upping your intake of refined sugars or flours. This recipe leverages a unique blend of wholesome, alternative, and nutritious ingredients, without sacrificing a single iota of flavor. The added benefit of 10 g of whey protein isolate per serving makes these bars the perfect companion to active lifestyle plans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8×8 pan (or a 9 x 11 glass dish) with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, almond milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, stevia, and eggs. Blend until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the protein, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and almond flour. Mix well. Slowly stir the dry ingredient mix into the wet ingredient bowl until all ingredients are combined and mixed well.
Spread the mixture evenly across the pan and place in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. Baking time may vary, so keep a close eye on the bars beginning at around 12 minutes. Do not remove the pan from the oven until a toothpick can be inserted into and removed cleanly from the bars. Allow the bars to cool before cutting and serving.