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.

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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.

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

Recipe makes 8 bars.

No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bars

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