Updated: Oct 3
In the mood for a little fall flavor without all the sugar? Try out these Pumpkin Energy Bars!
Fall brings pumpkin spice latte's, candy corn and pumpkins, among other yummy items; but if you're looking for something to satisfy that pumpkin craving without adding all the sugar (and a bonus of vitamins, minerals an protein), then these bars may be just right for you!
Pumpkin Energy Bars
Makes 16 bars
2-cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup protein powder of choice (I like vanilla)
2 Tbsp super seeds
2 tsp pumpkin pie spices
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup Agave (or maple syrup)
In a large mixing bowl, stir oats, seeds, protein powder, and pumpkin pie spices.
Add in almond butter, pumpkin puree, and Agave.
Stir the ingredients together with a silicone spatula until well mixed. If it becomes too dry, stir in 1-2 tablespoons water until well-mixed.
Pour into an 8x8 baking dish or similar and cut into 16 bars
Store in container for 1-2 days. I like to make double or quadruple batches (I mean, I do have 3 growing boys in our home!) and freeze 1/2 of them.
129 kcals, 14.3g carbs, 2.8 g fiber, 6g protein, 5.6g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 4.7g sugar, 36.3mg sodium