So, I'm pretty much obsessed with pumpkin. Not only is it delish, but its only 80 calories for one cup and its amazing in soups, pancakes, breads, or just as a side dish. YUM. Anyway, I decided I wanted to make a protein/snack bar using pumpkin. I had a few standards in mind as I searched:
1. Easy to make
2. Low in carbohydrates
3. Less than 150 calories
4. Yummy and satisfying
After searching and trying different recipes I finally found this one from this blog (adapted slightly):
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup egg whites (from carton)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
4 Tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Truvia packet
Pinch of salt
Sprinkle ground ginger
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix wet ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
3. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk dry ingredients and wet ingredients together with an electric mixer.
4. Spray a 8X8 baking dish with non-stick spray and pour mixture into it. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into 8 squares.
86 CAL, 6.7 g CHO, 11.6 g PRO, 1.4 g FAT
Side Note: These freeze well. I wrap them individually in saran wrap. They either defrost in my lunchbox or you can microwave or toast them up! I like to slice mine and spread half of a Laughing Cow wedge in Cinnamon Roll flavor OR 1-2 T PB2 :)