It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Autumn is, by far, the best season of them all!  Go ahead – try to argue….YOU CAN’T!  The temperature is perfect, the foliage (in New England) is breath-taking, and it’s Pumpkin Season!!

On my last trip to the grocery store I found a MOUNTAIN of canned pumpkin 🙂 ~ at 2.69 a pop though. 😦

This calls for Pumpkin Protein Bars:

(adapted from www.foodsofapril.com)

 

1c Bobs Red Mill Wheat Bran

100g Vanilla Protein Powder (I use BSN Syntha6)

2 egg Whites

1tsp Baking Powder

1tsp sweetener of your choice (I use Stevia)

3/4c Cottage Cheese (FF)

1/2 c Pumpkin

Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste – I don’t measure these, I just dump them in until it smells like Thanksgiving!

Pre-heat the oven to 350 and prepare an 8×8 (or 9×9) pan with non-stick spray.  Mix the bran, protein powder and baking powder together.  In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the cheese, pumpkin, sweetener and spices.  Pour the wet mixture into the dry.  Fold it all together and pour into your dish.  Bake for about 25-30 minutes.

  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 98.1
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.9 mg
  • Sodium: 206.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 11.6 g

****IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU EAT THESE WITH A SMATHER OF ALMOND/PEANUT BUTTER***

{{Foodgasm}}

You can thank me later. 

 

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6 thoughts on “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

  1. 2 questions on the pumpkin energy bars. Do you need to refrigerate them after they are made due to the fact they have cottage cheese in them? Did you use fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin?

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Angie!
      Yes I do keep them refrigerated. Actually I cut them into rectangles and keep half in fridge and individually wrap the rest and keep those in the freezer for later. I used canned pumpkin. Happy baking!

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