I’m not sure when my obsession with pumpkin initially started, but I’m thinking it was sometime over the last few years when my Instagram and Facebook feeds were suddenly blowing up with pictures of pumpkin recipes! Obviously if you’re a frequent visitor of my blog, you know I love my chocolate and I love my peanut butter, and I never thought that pumpkin could ever be a serious competitor! But…well…I guess anything is possible in this world, because ever since this #PumpkinEverything phenomena began, I was hooked! AND if you don’t know what #PumpkinEverything is, than I am convinced that you must be hiding under a rock in the middle of nowhere.
Since pumpkin is allllll the rage, and basically what I crave all day, every day, I’ve been obsessively stalking Pinterest for healthy pumpkin protein recipes that I can take with me to work and to use for pre or post workout snacks. There are a ton of yummy looking recipes that I’ll eventually try, but this time I decided to use my fairy godmother powers and turn my favorite Carrot Cake Protein Bars by Jamie Eason into healthy pumpkin protein squares! I mean, who doesn’t love a little Bippity Bobbity Boo action?!
I love that Jamie Eason’s Carrot Cake Protein Bars are super moist and the ingredients I used to substituted in this pumpkin protein square recipe doesn’t disappoint! They’re also super low in fat, high in protein and carbs, making this a perfect addition to your pre and/or post workout meals to help those musk-uhls of yours repair!
- 1 Cup Oat Flour
- 2 Scoops About Time Vanilla Whey Protein
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup Truvia (or stevia)
- 1 TBS Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Cup Liquid Egg Whites
- 8 oz Pumpkin Puree
- ½ Cup Water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine oat flour, vanilla whey protein, baking soda, Truvia, and pumpkin pie spice in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine liquid egg whites, pumpkin puree, and water in a small mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
- Spray an 8x8 inch oven safe glass baking dish with cooking spray and pour mixture into dish.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
I’m also SO EXCITED to announce that I’m becoming certified in Fitness Nutrition by Precision Nutrition by the end of the year! I’m so excited to share all of my new knowledge with all of you! From here on out, I’ll be sharing information to help optimize your workouts and what to eat to maximize potential for reaching your goals!
Have a great day! I’ll just be chowin down on healthy pumpkin protein squares over here….