Pumpkin Cranberry & Pecan Bars

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Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bars

If your only going to try one bar with pumpkin this year, this has got to be it!  These are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!  Since these are only 80 calories and have 4 grams of added protein, you can bet I’ll have more than one as a snack!

Pumpkin Cranberry & Pecan Bars

Makes 24 bars

1.5 cups oat flour*
3 scoops whey protein (vanilla)
1/2 cup stevia baking formula (0r 12-14 packets of stevia)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries (Craisins), chopped
4 egg whites (I used liquid egg whites from the carton)
1 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
2 tsp vanilla extract

* You can easily make oat flour by grinding old fashioned or quick oats in your blender or food processor

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a rectangular 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  In a larger bowl, mix together all the ingredients up to the cranberries.  In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (egg white, pumpkin, applesauce, vanilla).  Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Pour into pan and bake for 19-20 minutes until its just golden around the edges.

Nutrition (per bar)   Calories: 81  Fat: 2.7g  Carbs: 12.2g  Sugars: 2.2g  Fiber: 2.3g  Sodium: 17.3mg  Protein: 4g