I’ve made these 3 times in the last couple weeks, so figured y’all might like to try them too! These are incredibly easy to make, and sneaky addictive. I do have to give one big warning.. the type of protein powder you use makes ALL the difference. Depending on which you go with you’ll either and up with a delicious pumpkin style bar, or bland cardboard. The two I’ve tried that work really well are Quest’s Vanilla (easy to find and not too expensive) or my personal favorite, Muscle Gauge’s Cake Batter (often out of stock, so grab it when you can!)
Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars
- 1 cup Pumpkin puree
- 2 scoops Vanilla or Cake Batter whey protein powder (isolate or blend should work)
- 1/3 c Egg Whites (equivalent of 2 egg whites from whole eggs)
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Sweetener to taste (I like ~10 drops of Stevia extract)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients in the same bowl with an electric hand mixer. It’s important to do this to get out the protein powder lumps and get the right texture on your bars. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and the center is set. Be careful not to over cook. Delicious warm or cooled. These also reheat well (15s in the microwave).
I like to make them plain then add toppings later. My favorite is almond butter, a light-sugar maple syrup, or maybe even while warm, top with a few dark chocolate chips.
Makes 4 large bars or 8 small. Nutrition Facts are for making the large.