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Chewy Pumpkin Protein Bars

We’re breakfast fiends here at IQS, so any new recipe addition to our morning cook up repertoire (especially if it contains peanut but

We’re breakfast fiends here at IQS, so any new recipe addition to our morning cook up repertoire (especially if it contains peanut butter) is a good thing indeed.

Today we’ve mingled two of our favourite whole food ingredients: pumpkin and peanut butter, and blended with oats for a breakfast-y flair. We’ve also added our go-to protein powder by Bare Blends. We used their unsweetened Bare Whey Protein Isolate for a much-needed early morning protein boost, which will help curb sugar cravings until lunch time. The result? A delectable, chewy and utterly satisfying snack bar to munch on the go or at your desk.

pumpkin protein bars

Chewy Pumpkin Protein Bars

Prep time
5 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 tablespoons Bare Blends Bare Whey Protein Isolate or Vanilla & Coconut Plant Protein
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 cup natural, unsalted smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons rice malt syrup (optional)


1. Line a small dish with baking paper. Add all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Dump mixture into the lined baking tray and smooth out with the back of a spoon. 2. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes until set. 3. Once set, slice into 12 squares and store in a container in the fridge to have on the go for breakfast or a snack.

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