• Jamie Eason’s Pumpkin Bars

    It’s PUMPKIN season, y’all! Living in Korea can suck sometimes when it comes to getting things at the commissary. I swear people hoard when they find things in stock and then you never know when it will be back again. Thankfully I have a person on the inside that let me know when the canned pumpkin was coming back. Timmy and I headed out and stocked up on a few cans (and coconut oil while it was there again!) Don’t worry, I didn’t go nuts and clear the shelves. Isn’t that rule #1 of extreme couponing? Dont be a shelf clearer? Not that I have any coupons for pumpkin but you know what I mean.

    Anyway, back to the title. I have plans for some overnight crock pot pumpkin oatmeal but wanted to make something now! I went for the Jamie Eason protein bars. Seemed like a better snacky option than a lot of other recipes I found on Pinterest.

    For those of you who don’t know Jamie Eason you can find out who she is HERE and check out her Live Fit program HERE.

    She has a lot of recipes posted up on BodyBuilding.com but here is the pumpkin protein bar…

    pumpkin bars

    Pumpkin Protein Bars

    ½ C Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal)
    1- 4 oz. jar baby food applesauce
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 ½ tsp. ground ginger
    ½ tsp. ground clove
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ½ tsp. salt
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    4 large egg whites
    1- 15 oz. can of raw pumpkin
    2 C oat flour
    2 scoops vanilla whey protein
    ½ cup almond milk
    ½ C chopped walnuts (optional)
    Preheat the oven to 350.
    Spray a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
    Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
    Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated.
     Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and back for 30 min.
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