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Gluten Free & Vegan Pumpkin Protein Bars
(with optional coconut and walnuts sprinkled on top)
There’s something about the word “pumpkin” that makes women everywhere giddy. I think it has to do with the changing of the seasons, cozying up next to a fireplace (preferably with your sweetheart), and relaxing and enjoying your life. Well I LOVE pumpkin desserts, but I don’t do eggs, dairy, or sugar. So
I wanted to create healthy pumpkin recipe because so many recipes have eggs, and dairy, and gluten, and sugar. I stay away from all of those things, but especially sugar. Sugar makes me depressed and crabby, and my kids wonder why I’m suddenly so grumpy after eating it. (To find out more check out JJ Virgin’s new book, Sugar Impact. It’s scary how many “healthy” foods HIDE sugar!) So I created a recipe last night and they came out amazing. They’re gluten free and vegan pumpkin protein bars….or you can call them little healthy slices of heaven. I wanted to add a little bit of coconut and walnuts on top. You don’t have to. Hubby did NOT want any coconut because it would make it too sweet. That’s why only half of the bars have it.
Here’s the recipe:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 cup of RESET protein powder – vanilla flavored (or use a pea based protein of your choice)
2 cups ground oats (blend until powdery in your blender)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
1 very ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 tbs freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons of oil (I used what was in my kitchen since I didn’t have time to go grocery shopping – so I used extra virgin olive oil)
- Coconut sprinkled on top
- Walnuts sprinkled on top
Preheat oven to 350°
Lightly spray pan with oil. Use a glass rectangular casserole pan for best results
Mix dry ingredients together
Mix wet ingredients together
Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Blend or stir until creamy. (You can even just use a fork! Super simple!)
Spread evenly in your pan
OPTIONAL: Sprinkle your walnuts on top (be sure to gently press them into the batter so they don’t fall off as you’re eating them once your bars are done)
Sprinkle coconut shreds across the top
What did you think? How did you like it? Did you make any modifications? Tell me about your experience below.
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