I am pretty excited about this post.
I love pumpkin.
A good workout is included.
And the pictures were taken curtesy of Kristin Marie Photography, which means I was in a beautiful kitchen, the pictures look 100x better, AND I had a taste-tester so you know they have to be good! Take a second and go check out her blog or Facebook page!! I could look at her pictures for hours!!!
Ok are you ready???
Gather those ingredients….
Oh hello there 😉 I can’t take this picture alone. Please note the awesome kitchen!
Ok in your mixing bowl add:
…. flour (any flour works really) and oats on top of the pumpkin (ok, ok I will stop with the pumpkin 😉 )
…spices, salt, baking powder, baking soda, protein powder, and vanilla…
And mix that all together until moist.
Then add in:
Walnuts, Craisins, and Chia Seeds
Mix those into your batter and pour into an 8x 8 pan.
Place in a 350 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes.
In the mean time, its time to make spiced protein frosting!
Mix your greek yogurt, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice,and protein powder. Protein frosting. With a pumpkin twist. MHMMMMM.
When the bars have cooled slightly, you can cut and serve them. They keep well in the fridge for up to a week.
These bars make a great post workout snack, mid-day pick me up, or dessert. Enjoy warm or cold.
And in case you need a quick holiday workout, here is our FIRST Holiday Countdown Circuit. I will be posting one a week until New Years.
The repetitions of this workout are to do 10 of each exercise, then 9, then 8, then 7…. then 3, then 2, and finally 1.
Ready… Set… Go!!! Holidays are no excuse to not burn some calories and keep yourself moving!
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- ½ cup Coconut Flour
- ½ cup GF Oatmeal
- 2 Scoops Vanilla Whey Protein
- ¼ cup Molasses
- ½ cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon Ground Ginger
- ½ teaspoon Cloves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Almond Milk
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 large Egg Whites
- 1 15 oz can of Pumpkin Puree
- 2 T Chia Seeds
- ½ cup each Walnuts and Craisins
- 1 t Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 T Greek yogurt
- 3 T maple syrup
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (combine all ingredients together)
- 1. Combine all ingredients for the bars in a large bowl.
- 2. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish.
- 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
- 4. Top with Protein Frosting.
Please note, these bars were adapted from Jamie Eason’s Pumpkin Protein Bars.