Recipe of the Week: Maple Pumpkin Protein Bars
Store-bought protein bars are usually junk, but homemade bars are awesome.
This recipe is from my cookbook, Eat Green Get Lean, and it uses maple syrup and pumpkin…need I say more? 😉
In all seriousness, these bars are not only extremely tasty, their macronutritional profile makes them very versatile. One serving is a perfect on-the-go, pre-workout, mid-morning, or mid-afternoon snack, and two servings even works as a post-workout meal.
Hope you enjoy!
10 (1 bar per serving)
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1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisin bran cereal
6 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup spelt flour (or substitute of your choice)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a food processor or blender add all the ingredients except the oats and flour. Blend until smooth, then pour in dry ingredients and pulse until just combined.
Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish in cooking spray and spread the mixture out evenly.
Place in oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until set. Remove and cut into 10 bars.
What You Get to Eat
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