No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

Apparently, I’m into no-bake recipes lately because here is another one! And since a lot of us are into pumpkin right now, I figured this recipe would likely be a winner this time of year. These bars remind me a lot of cheesecake, texture-wise, but without the “cheese” flavor. Instead, the flavor is a combo of pure pumpkin mixed with sweet vanilla. Guys, they’re so good.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oat flour (or grind up some rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup (more if you prefer a sweeter bar)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • sprinkles/shredded coconut/chopped walnuts/chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Combine above ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.

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Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spread batter evenly with a spatula.

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Shake some sprinkles (or whatever fun ingredient you’d like) on top and press lightly into batter with your hand.

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Place pan in freezer for at least an hour or in the refrigerator overnight.

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Remove pan from freezer/refrigerator, take off parchment paper, and place on a cutting board.

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Trim up the edges with a knife (feel free to eat these pieces immediately) and then cut into 8 bars. Serve cold.

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Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Recipe makes 8 bars.

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27 Comments

  1. The sprinkles on top – so cute!

    I’m not really *that* into pumpkin flavored things (cue gasp!) but this recipe sounds really tasty. Pinning it to give it a try! I do adore no-bake treats 🙂

  2. These look yummy and super easy to make!
    Thanks for sharing! And would it be ok, if I made this & shared the recipe on my
    blog? (I would of course link back to your blog.)
    Abbie E.

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  4. I would love these bars with some chocolate chips. I was just reading how great pumpkin is for you. What a perfect recipe for this time of year. It will give me the protein I need and satisfy my sweet tooth. : )

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