Chewy Pumpkin Protein Bars

By I Quit Sugar -

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

Yield:

16 servings

Active Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

20 minutes


Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  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.
  4. Enjoy!

Note: Feel free to use any Bare Blends protein powder in this recipe. We think their Organic Vanilla Bean Native WPI would also taste great.

To make Pumpkin Puree: Roughly chop 400g any Kent or Jap pumpkin. Place pumpkin pieces into a pot with 1 inch of boiling water, reduce to a simmer. Cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes until soft. Drain pumpkin and then mash. Reserve ½ cup to make the Chewy Protein Bars and freeze the rest for future use.






Quitting sugar began as an experiment for Australian journalist and author, Sarah Wilson. But once Sarah quit, her energy, skin and wellness improved so much, she just kept going. And going. And feeling better and better. The results spurred Sarah to write the New York Times best-seller I Quit Sugar and, in consultation with experts around the globe, Sarah launched IQuitSugar.com and her hugely successful online 8-Week Program (8WP) to help others quit sugar, too. Today, IQuitSugar.com is read by more than 1 million every month and has helped over 1.2m people quit sugar worldwide.

Latest posts by I Quit Sugar (see all)