Good morning! Happy Friday!
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.
- 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)
Combine above ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spread batter evenly with a spatula.
Shake some sprinkles (or whatever fun ingredient you’d like) on top and press lightly into batter with your hand.
Place pan in freezer for at least an hour or in the refrigerator overnight.
Remove pan from freezer/refrigerator, take off parchment paper, and place on a cutting board.
Trim up the edges with a knife (feel free to eat these pieces immediately) and then cut into 8 bars. Serve cold.
Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe makes 8 bars.