Money Saving Tips: Homemade Pumpkin Protein Bar

March 6, 2012 Leave a Comment


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Protein bars are so expensive, but here’s a way to make your own for very little money.  And they’re DELICIOUS.

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Ingredients:

(1) 1/2 C sugar and brown sugar blend

(2) 1/2 C applesauce

(3) 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

(4) 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

(5) 1/2 tsp. ground clove

(6) 1 tsp. baking powder

(7) 1 tsp. baking soda

(8) 1/2 tsp. salt

(9) 2 tsp. vanilla extract

(10) 4 large egg whites

(11) 1 -15 oz. can of raw pumpkin

 (12) 2 C oat flour (grind up oats in a blender until they are a fine powder)

(13) 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

(14) 1/2 c. milk (almond and soy milk work too)

(15) 1/2 C chopped nuts (preferably walnuts or pecans, but this is optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 glass dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and bake for 30 min.
  5. Makes 24 squares.

I love taking these with me when I go out of the house for the day.

They work as a great snack to tie me over until my next meal.

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