Pumpkin Banana Protein Oat Bars

Ingredients

3 cup oats
3 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 overripe bananas
3/4 cup almond butter (any nut or seed butter will do)
5-6 scoops Perfect Fit Protein
6 teaspoons cinnamon
6 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice (I used pumpkin pie spice)
6 teaspoons vanilla
5-6 Tablespoon brown sugar
6 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds (optional)

Preparation

1
In a food processor or blender, combine the pumpkin, applesauce, banana and nut butter until smooth. Add protein powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie or apple pie spice, vanilla, and brown sugar.
2
Place the oats in a large bowl and add the creamed mixture. Stir, folding in the pumpkin seeds (optional). Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. Mine took roughly 32 minutes to be baked.

 



About

I made a triple batch of these bad boys on Monday to surprise my roommate who loves pumpkin just as much as I do. This weekend I am also expecting guests, so I figured they would like a quick breakfast treat prior to our early event on Saturday.

This recipe is delicious, healthy and has that early Fall flavor profile that I have been craving. I originally considered making the Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Eating Bird Food, but I could not resist how easy and delicious the seemed. Now that I’ve made them, I am so glad I did. They firmed up really well and have the exact flavor I was craving. Plus, they contain TIU approved ingredients and fit well for my M1, M2, or M4 options. If you’re not familiar with the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, check it out!

Yield:

around 24 bars

Added:

October 29, 2013

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